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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 18, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Can Ignition be ReKeyed

Hello,

I had to install a new ignition in my 67 Camaro. Can I have it Keyed to my old key? Any recommendations on how?Don't want 3 keys in my pocket.

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Re: Can Ignition be ReKeyed

Go to a locksmith or your local Chevrolet dealer parts department and they can explain it or handle it for you. You may have to buy a new lock cylinder, but it's absolutely doable.

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Re: Can Ignition be ReKeyed

Thanks Jon

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Re: Can Ignition be ReKeyed

Instead I would key it to your door and trunk lock so that one key unlocks everything. Verify your trunk key opens all the locks first (booth doors, glove box, and console) before you do this, but I much prefer one key per car.

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Re: Can Ignition be ReKeyed

Not sure but I think the ignition cylinder has more wafers, so doors, trunk and clove box would have to be keyed to ignition. Would have been better to have it done before ignition was installed. To re key it now means removing it again.
If your old key is very worn the problem is that it will never work right with new wafers.
I have a locksmith friend who has been doing this for fifty years. When I got my car 10 years ago he made me 2 extra sets of keys. The ignition works half the time and only one door works with it and the trunk works every time. The problem is the old wafers and new keys don't like each other.

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Re: Can Ignition be ReKeyed

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Not sure but I think the ignition cylinder has more wafers, so doors, trunk and clove box would have to be keyed to ignition.
I recall old police vehicles had locks that all took the same key, but the key was cut on a trunk key style blank. I also recall my 72 Vega station wagon having only one key, and it worked the ignition, the doors, and the rear hatch. Ask your locksmith/parts guy. I'm totally into easy if they can make it happen that way.

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