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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;
Great British Cars: Suzuki Samurai Lock Set w/glovebox lock, Suzuki Samurai
 

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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.
Hope that helps.
 

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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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hey man im a locksmith, and all you have to do is remove the drivers side door lock and ther is a keycode stamped on the barrel somewhere. if no any decent locksmith should be able to decode the wafers and make you a key. if you wanted the door and ignition keyed alike they can do that to. i have a suzuki sierra 96 and i keyed my car and my dads pajero alike with the same key and the igntion in the 96 model are a real pain because there is no quick release in it. but the doors a real easy. not a big job. good luck
 

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SUS13 Thanks for the info I will check it out. I also just spoke with a buddy who I call Mr. FIx It. He can fix anything I have ever had broken, anyway he said he will help me Sunday, pull the locks and he said he knows how to change the tumblers to work:cool:
 

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yeah just be careful with that man locksmithings not something you can just know how to do, you dont want other peoples keys working in your locks. and for future reference in cars there called wafers and in normal house locks there called pin tumblers
 

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hey man im a locksmith, and all you have to do is remove the drivers side door lock and ther is a keycode stamped on the barrel somewhere. if no any decent locksmith should be able to decode the wafers and make you a key. if you wanted the door and ignition keyed alike they can do that to. i have a suzuki sierra 96 and i keyed my car and my dads pajero alike with the same key and the igntion in the 96 model are a real pain because there is no quick release in it. but the doors a real easy. not a big job. good luck[/QUOTE
So, if I find the code number on the barrell and take that number to a locksmith he should be able to make me a key, or do I need to take the lock also? BTW, I don't mind having a seperate key for the door, I need to save dollars on this project as much as I can. Thanks!
 

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I took the lock out of the door and took it to a locksmith. He charged me $35 to make two keys. Got em back in and they work fine.
 
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