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door/ignition key

#1 Post by red2000chris » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:05 pm

my original key with the rubbery/plastic end with BL symbol on it has just broken apart. can you still get NOS blank ones or does someone have one they don't need?
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Re: door/ignition key

#2 Post by TedTaylor » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:20 pm

A decent locksmith key cutting place should be able to do a new key but without the BL plastic bit.

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Re: door/ignition key

#3 Post by johnnydog » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:05 pm

I always thought the original keys for the MK2 were Wilmot Breedon or Union which didn't have the 'rubbery' cover. The 'rubbery' covers were usually with BL cars such as the Allegro (ugh), Marina (double ugh) and the Mini etc (one good car in that lot...). I would suggest that it has probably had a replacement previously, hence the 'rubbery' cover. A trip to an autojumble may get you the correct blank, which you have to have cut for a MK2. Mk1's have the key nos on all keys, Which you see on auto jumbles, but the Mk2 key nos are only on the boot / glove box as you know, so for a Mk2 you will need a blank unless you have the actual key number from the original round tab supplied when the car was new, in which case you can get a key of the original style cut from the number. Sorry if I'm stating what you already know.....
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Re: door/ignition key

#4 Post by Dave B » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:01 am

I'm with you on this John, I've never seen an original mk2 key with a plastic/rubbery fob, this is what they originally looked like.

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Re: door/ignition key

#5 Post by tony » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:11 am

Try this one.
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Lots of bits

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Re: door/ignition key

#6 Post by tony » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:13 am

1976 2500 TC.

Lots of bits

1999 BMW Z3.
2003 BMW 525i Touring.
Hopefully not needing too many bits.




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Re: door/ignition key

#7 Post by johnconradlee » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:37 am

If it's the original locks the key number might also be recorded on the factory records. The key number was on the additional notes bit of the heritage certificate from my last car.
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Re: door/ignition key

#8 Post by red2000chris » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:25 pm

you will never guess.........ive found a spare key taped to the back of the glove box next to the flasher relay which I changed today! god knows how long its been there, so I don't have to get one cut. it hasn't got the plastic BL end to it tho.
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Re: door/ignition key

#9 Post by tony » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:56 am

Get another one cut and hide it somewhere on the outside of the car :roll: I've got one cable tied to the front suspension. It's of little use if it's inside a locked car....(ask me how I know ) :x
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Re: door/ignition key

#10 Post by johnconradlee » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:16 am

Keys in the front of the car isn't a problem as you can break in through the front quarter light windows pretty easily without causing damage. You need two tools, one to press the button in and one to flick the latch up. Fairly stiff sail battens work quite well although other tools such as sticks and bits of wire will do if you're not parked down at your local sailing club!
The problem occurs if you lock your keys in the boot (on a saloon at least). Therefore it might be sensible to hide a boot key under the car (which is smaller so easier to hide) and then put a spare ignition key in the boot.
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