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#1 Old 06-18-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re-key lock cylinder

I havent been on here for ever, but have always found useful solutions, so im back!

So..someone tried to break into my car (trunk/passenger door) and really messed up the lock cylinders..my key wont even go in.

I ordered 2 new cylinders (trunk/door) from Subaru and received the parts. The head guy at parts told me it is a 10 minute fix per lock...and shouldnt be much.

The locksmith to re-key the cylinders to my existing set of keys wants damn near $100 for 20 minutes of work...

It is now my mission to do it myself..

If there is anyone with knowledge on the subject, pleeeaaassee pass it on!

Looking at the thing it doesnt seem that difficult, but springs always scare me. If anyone knows anything i should know before i attempt this please tell me!

Videos/instructions/manuals are impossible to find, if you have a hand written guide, ill take it!

If you tell me you've done it yourself and its not that hard, ill even accept that for a confidence booster. Just please help my baby!

Thanks for reading at the least!
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#2 Old 06-19-2012, 11:35 AM
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If you want to learn how to be a locksmith to save yourself $100, go ahead, but it would be a lot quicker to pay the $100.
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Are you asking how to install your new lock(easy)?
Or are you wanting to make keys?(I'm a bit lost)-and if thats it, pay the money after you have shopped it a bit. That seems a bit steep.

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If you want to learn how to be a locksmith to save yourself $100, go ahead, but it would be a lot quicker to pay the $100.
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All in all, you don't wanna screw something like this up. Not just quicker, but safer.

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I have never re-keyed doors, but if its anything like re-keying a padlock it really isnt that hard. The worst part is taking it apart and putting it back together so it all works smooth. Its just about getting the tumblers all lined up and even with how the key slides in. If you can post up some pics and I will see if I can be of any help to you.

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