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Blog posts : "Automotive "

Wafer Lock Tip

December 9, 2014

portland-locksmith-lockAs a professional locksmith technician it seem to me that any other skilled locksmith who is familiar with impressioning will have it easy when dealing with a wafer lock since these types of locks are the most easier ones to fit a first key to by doing impressioning. However, there are some types of…

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Mondeo Lockout Tip

December 9, 2014

locksmith-boise-ford-lockoutDuring my years as a professional locksmith technician, I rarely ran into European model vehicles made by American automobile manufacturers such as GM and Ford. However, one particular model I recall working on was the Ford Mondeo. When this vehicle first came out in Europe, it was equipped with a l…

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95 Altima Lockout

October 31, 2014

altima-lockout-portland-locksmithI got a call recently from a locksmith company I've been working with to open a 1995 Nissan Altima. Before I left for the job,  sense I haven't opened that type of vehicle before, I tried reading up on some opening tips in my tool opening manual that I had laying around. However,, the manual only sh…

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Hyundai Key Make

October 31, 2014

ignition-reno-locksmithWhen I started my locksmith career I noticed that when fitting a first key for a late 80's Hyundai models, the ignition plug can be pulled out of the housing and the wafers read with little to no difficulty at all. Using the back side of a diamond pick to raise and hold the nylon key buzzer activato…

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Nissan Ignition Lock

October 31, 2014

During my many years in the locksmith business, I received many job calls to replace a C-16 series Datsun and Subaru ignition locks with the X-7 and X-6 key-ways. The locks seem to stop working when the shoulder stop wears away and the key bottoms out past the proper space alignment. One I'm in the …

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Foreign Vehicles Ignition Tip

October 31, 2014

ignition-spokane-locksmithI that know that many experienced locksmith technicians before me have came up with different ways regarding a  removal of the break-a-way bolts on most foreign car ignitions. However, it seem to me I found a much quicker, simple and effective method to do the procedure  in a way that will allow to …

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