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Old 05-31-07, 09:29 PM   #1
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what to do when you lose your car keys?

what do you do? its a 1990 cadillac deville. call the dealership?
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Old 05-31-07, 09:41 PM   #2
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Do you have the metallic tags that came with the car originally? If you do the dealership should be able to get you a set of keys. They might be able to do this with just the VIN. If not, call a locksmith or replace your ignition switch.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:42 PM   #3
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One more thing, have a spare set of keys made. It's a whole heck of a lot cheaper than a locksmith.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:47 PM   #4
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You call Dewayne from down da street (you know, Shanaynay's boo) and get him and his homie thug boyz ta break inna it en hotwire dat baybuh.
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Have the keys been lost for the past hour or have they been lost for the past 3 years? My suggestions depend upon your answer!
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Hey Siu Blue Wind...you can't suggest that after bustin' chops on the car prank thread!
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You call Dewayne from down da street (you know, Shanaynay's boo) and get him and his homie thug boyz ta break inna it en hotwire dat baybuh.

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the past hour...came home from school put them down and they have magically disappeared. i must be missing something or i would have them. assuming i dont find them, what kind of $$ am i looking at?
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I haven't lost a car key in at least a decade, so I can't help you with that.
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If you have a pet or a toddler running around the house, they could have been pushed off the table, dragged under the bed, or batted beneath the sofa. Open all the blinds and curtains to flood the place with bright sunshine before starting your search in earnest tomorrow. If they've only been gone for that brief time, they will ABSOLUTELY reappear. Don't sweat it for even a minute.
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look in the car. if you can break in and get a mold of the key, a locksmith should be able to make one for you iirc...
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I grab the spares.

Don't have spares? Get some made.
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If you have a pet or a toddler running around the house, they could have been pushed off the table, dragged under the bed, or batted beneath the sofa. Open all the blinds and curtains to flood the place with bright sunshine before starting your search in earnest tomorrow. If they've only been gone for that brief time, they will ABSOLUTELY reappear. Don't sweat it for even a minute.
lol, careful there. When my cousin first learned to walk, the first thing she did was find her father's set of car keys and drop them down between the slats of his new deck. He had to rip up most of it to find them.
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Old 05-31-07, 11:52 PM   #15
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I'd use one of my bikes.

Just give your VIN to the dealership and have your title and some forms of ID ready. They can cut new keys by vin, even for something that's 17 years old. Use your bike to get said keys.
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what do you do? its a 1990 cadillac deville. call the dealership?

I learned many years ago that an extra set of keys in a hide a key somewhere is the BEST insurance you can get. We all make this mistake one time in our lives.
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When I can't find my keys I retrack myself from the time I got out of the car. They all ways show up in a spot different then where I thought I put them. Years ago I put them on the kitchen table, my one son thought that they shouldn't be there and put them on top of my dresser. He thought it was funny, I didn't.
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Car keys?

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Nope.

But bike lock keys, that's a different story.
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what do you do? its a 1990 cadillac deville. call the dealership?
If you call the dealership and give them your vin number they will be able to get you a new set of keys...its a Vats system with a pellet in the key so It would be hard for a locksmith to reproduce.
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Oh, some thing else you can do is get is on of those key finders after you find or get another set.
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If you call the dealership and give them your vin number they will be able to get you a new set of keys...its a Vats system with a pellet in the key so It would be hard for a locksmith to reproduce.
Exactly what I was thinking.
My bro had his nissan keys replaced without a any trouble when they snapped in half.... then again, he works at the dealer, so i don't know what hassle there woulda been otherwise.

I have several spare sets. I went to make a copy, and well... they're cheap, so I had 3 made. One in my room. One on a spare key ring for my other truck's keys, and my bro keeps one so I can just call him
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If you call the dealership and give them your vin number they will be able to get you a new set of keys...its a Vats system with a pellet in the key so It would be hard for a locksmith to reproduce.
I'm an amateur locksmith and I can get those keys. There's only a limited number of "types" of pellet. I can get the newer RFID transponder keys, encrypted transponder keys, not the high end stuff, but what you find in GM, Toyota/Lexus, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, VW, Mazda, etc.

Matter of fact, once I've determined the key cut or replaced the lock cylinders, I could purchase one key blank with each different pellet for under $50 total. Although, I have a friend that could, by the VIN alone, tell me what the cutout pattern AND VATS code should be anyways. Pro locksmiths DEFINITELY have these connections, and there are also code books that have been published for certain makes of cars.

A locksmith would have nooooo problem helping you out on a '90 Caddy.
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There are only 15 different resistances in the VATS keys if I remember correctly...and If you dont ant to bother with the system anymore, its easy to make it so you dont need that in your key anymore.
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Only thing I see to do is buy a new car, as they come with keys I hear. All this stuff about locksmiths and vin codes and all is pure hogwash. Is that useless cadillac somewhere that I can get a tow truck to it easily? If so, let me know and I will come get it so you have a place to park the new car.
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