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Lost Keys - Can Dealer Help??!!

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by 76Steel, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. 76Steel

    76Steel Formula 3

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    Hi everyone,

    I seriously mis-placed the key to my daily driver ('96 Jag XJ6). This is the only key/ plus remote that I have. Obviously I'm stuck and can not drive.

    I'll call the dealer in the AM, but does anyone know if there is a light at the end of the tunnel?
    Kind thanks,
    Mike
     
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  3. Kds

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    #2 Kds, Oct 5, 2009
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    Yep..........your choices probably look like this......

    1-Supply VIN, proof of ownership and picture ID.....dealer orders keys and remotes.
    2-Perform above and dealer orders lock cylinder for door and/or ignition along with key/s and remotes.
    3-Perform above and dealer has no choice but to order complete lock cylinder set for car (doors, trunk, glovebox, etc) with remotes and keys.

    ETA ?? Well it was always a few weeks for the MB's and Porsches I have had to do this for with option #1 because someone in Germany had to cut the key by hand to the specific code from the VIN.......options 2 and 3 are usually sitting on a warehouse shelf somewhere ready to be shipped out in 24 hours, but 5X or 10X the price of option 1, plus labor to R+R and a flatdeck to get it to the dealer.

    4-Find a Jag dismantler who can sell you the lock cylinders/keys as long as the remote is not tied in to the ignition system and FEDEX the stuff to you.
    5-Some really, really, good locksmiths can cut a blank OEM key from measuring the inside of the lock cylinder grooves and various bumps on the blade. Did that a couple of times back in the early 90's.......may be a lost art by now.......I don't know.
     
  4. 76Steel

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    Thanks. I'll cal the dealer in the morning to see the options then I guess. ;-()
     
  5. Miltonian

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    What does the key on a 1996 Jaguar look like? Is it cut or milled? Is there a key code number listed in your owners handbook? If there is, the dealer should be able to cut you a new key in their own parts department if you provide proof of ownership.
     
  6. Kds

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    #5 Kds, Oct 6, 2009
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    IIRC that era of Jag keys are those funky milled keys similar to 928 keys.

    Jeff has a good point and I was wondering why I didn't mention then it hit me........been about 10 years since I have seen a dealer actually offer to cut a key for me. I hope you get lucky !!
     
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  8. Buzz48317

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    Iirc jag keys from that era are round, the 'blade' looks like a cylinder.
     
  9. Kds

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    Bingo.......that's it.......round with blades on the end.
     
  10. 76Steel

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    Hi Guys:

    Yes, the keys are round with blades.

    Success here! I went to a Jaguar Dealer in Madison, NJ (Beautiful facility and pleasant people) and upon giving them my registration and driver's licence - they cut me a new Jaguar key on the spot. It worked!

    I think it was easy as my older Jag does not have any chips in the key.

    I'm still missing the remote/ key fab - but I'll see if it turns up in case I find my original key. I can always get one on e-bay for about $50. A lot cheaper then the dealer price of $290 ;-)

    Overall - I'm back in action - Less $67 dollars for the new key.

    Thanks for the thoughts and input!

    Mike.
     
  11. UroTrash

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    Who is going to program the $50 remote for you?
     
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  13. Kds

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    You lucky dog.........good for you !!!!

    I take it then the remote is just for the door's and is not attached to the engine management system. You can live without that.......
     
  14. 76Steel

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    Yeah I'm lucky, ha, ha. Yeah the remote is Open/ Close Door/ Panic Button. I'll deal with it.

    Thanks again guys! I was freaking out last night as I was not sure what could be done with this ;-)
     
  15. Pranucci

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    Did you get a spare key while you were there?
     
  16. 76Steel

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    I did not. With little luck, I'll find my misplaced keys - I'll give it a few days.
     
  17. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    No you won't.....see....you only bought one key. If you had bought a couple of remotes and a full set of 3-4 keys your lost keys would reappear within 48 hours.

    ;)
     
  18. 76Steel

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    I know. I might pretend like I'm going to get another set and see if the lost keys turn up ;-)).

    I was thinking of trading the Jag in and now I realize that I have a nice car bought for almost nothing - I'm keeping it. Maybe the Jag was trying to hold me back by loosing its keys .... you know, this stuff happens. When she's done being up-set with me, she'll return the keys.
     

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