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post #1 of 11 Old 03-16-2012, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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Can i Make my 2 keys into 1?

Im proud to say i finally bought my first jeep yesterday I love it...but i hate the fact that there is a separate key for both The doors, and ignition. If i take them both to a key cutter place (Ace) can they make one key that does both?

Also whats a normal price to get my Manual locks converted to auto(keyless entry)...Is it simple for someone with little experience to do it themselves?

Its a 96 Cherokee Classic(if that makes a difference)

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You cannot combine keys by cutting them different. Look up how a lock cylinder works and you'll slap yourself for even asking. There's a chance you can get the door locks rekeyed to match the ignition.
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any clue how much something like that costs?
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For cars, no clue.
I used to do it for Schlage (sp?) brand house locks when I worked at a hardware store. I think we charged $15/lock. It took maybe 5 minutes if we knew the key code.
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Most locksmiths can re-key the door to match the ignition or vice versa.

I had a hoopdee Honda Civic in Germany that had a separate key for every lock... Had the locksmith rekey them in about 30 minutes... Poor thing died a horrible death the next day though

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any clue how much something like that costs?
Usually $25-$45 bucks. I've had it done for $10 before if you remove the lock cylinder first.

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You cannot combine keys by cutting them different. Look up how a lock cylinder works and you'll slap yourself for even asking. There's a chance you can get the door locks rekeyed to match the ignition.
I know for fact it can be done on 68-9?? Fords because I did it for years. most doublesided keys can be done as well. most only have pins on one side of the lock.
Its cheap to try, you just to mark the key so you can know which way to insert it. Of course whoever cuts the key needs a old school key machine to make it happen.

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I know for fact it can be done on 68-9?? Fords because I did it for years. most doublesided keys can be done as well. most only have pins on one side of the lock.
Its cheap to try, you just to mark the key so you can know which way to insert it. Of course whoever cuts the key needs a old school key machine to make it happen.
[rant]I cannot express how much I hated using the old school key cutter at the hardware store. It was always my fault when the copy of a worn out key didn't work. A copy is, at best, going to be just as ****ty as the original.[/rant]
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By 1996 the Cherokee should have just one key for the doors and ignition. Assume that somebody changed one or the other for some reason.

You might be able to find a new set of matching locks with keys (try TeamCherokee.com), or as suggested you can get either the doors or the ignition re-keyed to match. I have had good luck finding full sets of locks at the junkyard. Find a donor with a key that is not worn flat, check all the locks, and then remove them. All the locks/key cylinders come right out when you remove the retaining clips.

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So two jeeps with one key to rule them all is possible ? I'll have to find a locksmith


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Just put the two keys back to back, wrap duct tape around it so you have -------[]-------- And youre done.

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