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Old 11-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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new doors, can't get keys made

I recently bought new half doors for my YJ, but the previous owner did not have keys. The local dealerships are able to cut keys if I supply a VIN number, however they will only use the VIN number on my title (since it proves I'm the owner)...and the doors obviously have a different VIN number.

Any help on what else I can do, besides changing the locks (which would cost a lot more I'm guessing)? Not sure if anybody else cuts keys without checking this.


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Old 11-09-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Jeep doors come with locks??? Try calling a couple local locksmiths. I am sure someone there can assist with re-keying your doors for you.


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Old 11-09-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Lock smith might be able to re tumble the locks to get 1 key to work for all, Im not sure if they can on car doors but worth asking about!
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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Sure any lock smith
will cut keys for your door
even those mobil vans
Thats what I did on another jeep
When I was driving around I saw a guy sitting
in his lock smith van eating lunch
I asked him if he wanted to make some cash
under the table 30 bucks and I had keys for both doors and tailgate
not sure if it was a great deal but well worth it to me

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Thanks...I'll check with the locksmith. The dealership was only going to charge about $ hopefully the locksmith isn't much more than that. If so, no big deal. Locking up the jeep isn't a huge necessity....since I keep it in a garage and only drive it once a week or so.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
that's what she said

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i agree with everyone. call a locksmith. it will probably be much less expensive than the dealer and no VIN needed.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:11 AM   #7
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Hm, I do not bother to lock the doors. Usually there is a big empty space where the roof should be. But I do agree that a locksmith should be able to change the tumbler setup in the doors. Got that done on my old VW after someone tried to break in and messed up the tumbler.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:51 AM   #8
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I have never once locked my doors on my jeep, I don't see a point. Since most thief's don't know how to use a zipper leaving my doors unlocked saves me a cut window in the soft top. I don't leave anything valuable in the jeep, even if I locked the doors all that keeps people out is a zipper or a box cutter, it's pointless.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:20 AM   #9
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you can re-key the locks yourself.

check this video out.

Kbrawlz - How to rekey a jeep door lock cylinder

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