Post Number: 28
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 02:43 pm: |
I need to get a duplicate/spare set of keys cut. Im not fussed on originality or anything - i just want a spare key to the car.
Can i simply go to a locksmith locally and get a key cut from their stock? Or is there a specific key?
Are the Yale keys on ebay suitable?
Christian S. Hansen
Post Number: 802
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 03:53 pm: |
Glen... If you just want a key that works (obviously...what good is one that doesn't work!) blanks by Ilco and Taylor are commonly available here in USA at any well stocked locksmith for a few dollars each. Supplies in Australia may vary, but your first step is go and find out. Those prices on EBay are way too high even if they are correct and without a close hands on inspection, who knows. Go to a locksmith FIRST! Just saying.
Post Number: 512
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 04:06 pm: |
I agree with Christian. They are available at locksmiths - they may need to order in if they don't have them in stock. US and UK blanks do not work in Australia - our roads authority jobsworths at the time (mid '70') insisted on fiddling with the valet/starter/door lock arrangement that RR had in place so that the valet key couldn't start the car or some such nonsense.
On the one occasion I ordered by VIN number from the UK the delivered keys were wrong: Crewe record keeping seems to have gone awry for Oz cars.
Post Number: 2911
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 05:41 pm: |
Glen - be aware the Shadows came with 2 individual keys cut from blanks with different size grooves along the side to give a fully functional "drivers" key and a "valet" key for car parking attendants that would open the driver's door and start the car but would not open the glove box or boot/trunk for secure storage of personal items.
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 08:17 pm: |
ok - so i think i should get a correct blank to be cut so that i have access to all locks. Now - how do i identify what blank i need? From what i can tell they are numbered to come from a batch, but in Australia they messed around with them. How do i tell what i need?
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 09:06 pm: |
I ordered 2 extra key blanks, which you are welcome to if you want.
They are coded 'YA 19D' and slip into the locks and ignition for my SRH23650.
If you would like them, PM me your address and I will mail them to you, no charge.
Post Number: 513
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2018 - 09:34 pm: |
My two keys (SRH20280 1974) are SILCA RR5 for the door and SILCA RR2R for the ignition.
Original YALE blanks are as rare as hens teeth - especially in Australia.
Post Number: 164
|Posted on Thursday, 07 June, 2018 - 03:02 am: |
Here are the key types used:
SRH8505 SRC18015 SRE22493 NAC-05370
Christian S. Hansen
Post Number: 804
|Posted on Thursday, 07 June, 2018 - 08:11 am: |
We are assuming that you already have at least one key that actually works? If so, you are over analyzing this. Simply go to the locksmith, show them the key, and they choose or order the proper blank, whether Ilco, Taylor, or Silcar which seems to be the one available in AU.
Post Number: 180
|Posted on Thursday, 07 June, 2018 - 08:57 am: |
Glen, I have just been though this and live not far from you. I used Key-King. The company in your first link. They were prompt and reliable. Make sure you get the correct blank. The Shadow keys are shorter than Spirits and some blanks have the code RR5 for Shadows and RR7R for Spirits. Don't get the mister- minute guy at the supermarket to cut it. Go to a proper lock smith and try the key in the car before paying the bill.
Post Number: 2583
|Posted on Thursday, 07 June, 2018 - 11:13 pm: |
Not that Mr. Walters has not provided the necessary information, but to confirm it:
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Keys Through the 1991 Model Year
If you have a functioning key any locksmith with the correct key blanks can cut you a new owner's and valet keys in a matter of minutes. The difference is in the key blank itself. The key cut on both is precisely the same.