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Bob118
04-11-2013, 11:24 PM
I have managed to lose the keys to my 300ZX, it is sat in the garage (SORN), I can start it remotely to keep it turned over regularly. I have now run out of places to look for the keys and I must look at other options now, any suggestions?

Mr HollowPoint
05-11-2013, 09:12 PM
Not pleasant ones, but try to source a set of locks and an ignition barrel, then cut off the ignition barrel and fit the new one. I don't envy you though, as that won't be fun.

I had a similar problem with an old Ford Capri, when my dad snapped the key in the lock. I fitted remote central locking, cut off the ignition barrel, re-routed the ignition wiring, wired in a hidden switch, a hidden push start and had an immobiliser with a fob, that HAD to be in the car for it to start fitted. No one ever stole it. But to be fair, I don't think anyone ever tried.

youngr300zx
05-11-2013, 11:30 PM
Check your insurance, some cover loss of keys with a separate excess listed

Phil240z
05-11-2013, 11:53 PM
I've recently had the same problem on a 1990 300zx, an automotive locksmith was able to cut a key using the barrel from the boot lock.

Northerner
06-11-2013, 07:11 PM
Has it still got the lock sticker in the glove box ??? If so I can get my mate at the dealer to cut you a key or I can sell you a lock set.

Dale
06-11-2013, 08:02 PM
I've recently had the same problem on a 1990 300zx, an automotive locksmith was able to cut a key using the barrel from the boot lock.

That's amazing. I'll have to remember that! :thumbs:

Mr HollowPoint
06-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Has it still got the lock sticker in the glove box ??? If so I can get my mate at the dealer to cut you a key or I can sell you a lock set.

Interesting, I didn't know that was possible? Suppose it depends which car the glovebox came from, so in the case of my 300, that information is sadly useless, lol, but to many that would be good to know.:thumbs:

Mr.F
06-11-2013, 08:09 PM
Locksmiths are far more resourceful these days - had a customer break his only key in half in the door lock. The locksmith retrieved the broken stub, put the two bits together on a scanner and cut new keys from the scanned image. I was impressed - and all this in the back of a van at 10-30 at night.

Northerner
07-11-2013, 07:24 PM
For the older types of Nissan/Datsun keys, the dealers have a hand operated device like this

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=nissan+key+cutting+device&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ldp7UomAMOO57Aal-IDIDQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=641#facrc=_&imgrc=Kc_4JGRqX0vryM%3A%3B6tAjrKoNknPwAM%3Bhttp%25 3A%252F%252Fc713667.r67.cf3.rackcdn.com%252FYI323I E92_1_large.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmotoring.frid ay-ad.co.uk%252Fboston%252Fmotor-services%252Fcar-security%252Fnissan-hand-operated-YI323IE92%3B500%3B375

Bob118
07-11-2013, 10:03 PM
Thanks everyone, I'll rip the place apart one last time this week end, then I'll check the glovebox, if there's no joy there I guess I'm crawling into the boot to get the lock barrel from there (the boot release doesn't work)

Bob

Zed-the-red
08-11-2013, 11:54 AM
I lost my car keys a week ago. I found them under the car..after turning the house inside out. never heard them drop out of my pocket..

Mrs HollowPoint
08-11-2013, 08:42 PM
We have LOADS of z keys in our drawer for 300s. They could be for any of 4 cars though in 2 lock sets and 2 zeds. Must stop hoarding keys

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