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    Keys cut from numbers?

    Both trunks that I have arrived with no keys (didn't expect them) I've stripped one lock down to this .

    Is tthere anywhere I can get a key cut from the reference No, or can I replace that part with a non Honda item from anywhere?Name:  20170517_213156[2].jpg
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    You could also have the lock re-keyed so that your ignition key would fit; by a local locksmith.
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    I would have it re-keyed (actually, I'd do it myself - it isn't hard). The problem with getting a key made from the number is that it may have been re-keyed at any time in the past 30+ years and the number on the lock not changed, not to mention that you would then need to carry a key for each trunk plus the one that fits your ignition keyswitch instead of just one key for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidecar Bob View Post
    I would have it re-keyed (actually, I'd do it myself - it isn't hard). The problem with getting a key made from the number is that it may have been re-keyed at any time in the past 30+ years and the number on the lock not changed, not to mention that you would then need to carry a key for each trunk plus the one that fits your ignition keyswitch instead of just one key for everything.
    Rekeyed?

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    A locksmith can rearrange the pins to work w existing key. It ain't rocket science.
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    Yep. Every lock has slides or pins that determine which key will open it. If you are lucky you can sometimes move the slides in a bike lock to make it work with the key you want to use. A locksmith would have the slides on hand so he could replace any that can't work with the key you want to use.

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    some locks have 5 pin tumblers(cx/gl)

    others might have 5 or fewer

    depending on what factory decided

    needed to be more "secure"

    you can put 1 to 5 depending

    on your preference.

    Any key that goes in will open a 1 tumbler lock.

    easy.

    2 any key maybe a little wiggle

    progressively more difficult for "any"

    by adding proper slides/pins.

    In theory there are 500-650 possible combo's

    in reality the factory probable used 250-350

    If memory serves 264 is what my bamaged drain

    is recalling.

    actually the math is a lot in common with Rocket Science.

    but not nearly as important as safe recovery of "carbon based

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    Depending on the type of lock and the manufacturer. Some lock pins come in increments as small as .005"
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    Yes, but what I have looks nothing like a barrel that I've seen before or the one above. There doesn't seem to be any way of getting to the pins.
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