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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got this Sami with only the ignition key. I asked at a local Zuk dealer if they could make a key for the doors from the vin# but they said no, not that far back to 87'. Has anyone had to rekey or is their a cheaper way to come up with a door key?
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Have you tried the ignition key in the door? All the Suzuki's I've driven have used the same key on both ignition & doors.

There should also be a number, I believe on the passenger side lock, that provides the details they need.
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If the ignition key does not work in the door, then either the door lock or the ignition lock has been replaced or the door lock is messed up.

Does your ignition key fit your glove box or any of the other doors?
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If the ignition key does not work in the door, then either the door lock or the ignition lock has been replaced or the door lock is messed up.

Does your ignition key fit your glove box or any of the other doors?
Not really, the key doesn't even go into the glove box all the way. It goes into the doors, side and back but doesn't turn. I guess someone must have lost the keys and then they had a different ignition put in. Kinda lame huh?
I wonder still if a lock smith or dealer could look up the vin for the original key which should fit the doors? Or?
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Mine does not go all the way into the glove-box either, but it still unlocks it. I don't think the glove-box lock has as many tumblers as the others.

A locksmith can make a key from one of the locks, I'm thinking it would need to be a door lock. I don't think anyone but Suzuki could make it from the VIN.

My Suzuki dealer can't even make a spare key as they could not figure out how to order a blank from Suzuki. They wanted to sell me a complete lock set. I went to a locksmith and now have spares...

You could also get a new door/glove-box lock set;
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If you take out one of the locks you should find the key number on it, you can then order a new key mail order.
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We have a traveling locksmith where I live. He made me a new key and 2 spares in the time it took me to go get him a coffee. Had the lock out of the door and just handed it to him. Cost was $8 if memory serves. Sux to have to use 2 keys but keyed alike was out of the question.
A buddy went to the wreckers and took the locks and ignition out of a Ssssssidekick.... plugged right in. But cost more than $8. He thinks it is cool that he has a plastic blob on the end of his key.
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If you take out one of the locks you should find the key number on it, you can then order a new key mail order.
From who,Suzuki dealer? Or ?
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My local Suzuki dealer can special order a key blank for $20 each, and you can find the key codes, and any locksmith can make the "cut".
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From who,Suzuki dealer? Or ?
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Google for someone near your location. I've used a couple of UK based companies in the past, I've just given them the key number and they've sent the keys.
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