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I'm wondering if anyone successfully re-cut key based on the key code from worn out original key?

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Someone said Dealer only store 10 years of data in the computer, the others say using VIN number lockthmith can re-cut new key.



My key is worn out and it easily falls off while running engine. I have spare ignition module, but I want to use the original key for door lock and ignition.

There is a code on the key one letter and 4 digit number. I wonder whether I can re-cut based on the code somewhere.

By the way, this key in the photo is from junkyard old 260z. You can't steal my car if someone successfully re-cut key for this :-)


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3 hours ago, psdenno said:

When I had a new key cut, I took the key code number from the glovebox door tag to a locksmith.  Quick, easy, inexpensive.


Is that the only place the key code exists? I don't believe I have ever seen that tag on any Z I've ever owned

Maybe on the lock cylinder?

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I've read that it's on the passenger side door lock cylinder.  Only the passenger side for some reason.

I did like site did and took the number from the glove box door to a local locksmith.  They didn't think twice, just looked up the cut in their books and made me some spares.  Just went and looked at mine and it's a letter and four numbers.  Like A1234.  

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David Lee Roth was the lead singer in the band Van Halen which is named after its founder(s) - Eddie and Alex "Van Halen". David Lee was the singer on Van Halen's #1 hit "Jump".

Edit: Sorry this is so off topic from where the OP started.

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Thanks for the info! I still have original key with the code engraved as A1234 format. I will check with locksmith to cut the new key once ebay spair key arrived.


By the way, I love Dave Lee Roth! When I was in Sendai, Japan, he came for Dave Lee Roth band tour :-)

When I saw him next time was, at Las Vegas. He was a comedian at that time..... 

The last time I saw him at "A Different Kind of Truth tour" at San Jose, CA.  He couldn't JUMP!

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