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James Boltz
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Posted on Sunday, 07 August, 2022 - 23:16:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

My recently purchased 1982 Corniche came without keys for the "requisites compartments" in my doors. I have reached out virtually everywhere and it seems that this option was not all that popular - so, have had no success finding a "key blank". I'm hoping a forum member may have a requisites key and could share the brand and blank number printed on the head of their key. A picture of the key might be helpful to my locksmith, as well.
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Brian Vogel
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Posted on Monday, 08 August, 2022 - 01:29:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Do these not use the same keys as the glovebox? I honestly don't know, but Crewe was so big on Yale locks (for decades) for everything that I'd be surprised that the one used for those compartments are not the very same one used for the glove box.

Brian
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James Boltz
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Posted on Monday, 08 August, 2022 - 04:53:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Brian - I only have an ignition master key, but doubt that a valet key would work - it appears totally different key style. I have the factory build sheets and there is no indication of a key for the requisites. I will order a valet key for which I have the number and see where that goes - would be nice if it were that simple. There is an amazing lack of information on this accessory. The various sources I have reached out to need an expanded explanation on just what a "requisites compartment" is. I'm hoping someone out there actually has these cabinets in there car and can fill me on the key issue.
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Robert J. Sprauer
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Posted on Monday, 08 August, 2022 - 06:50:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Look at eBay listings and ask the poster the same question regarding the key issue so you will know whether there is a 3rd key. I doubt the master key would work, the valet key is a no no, so there may be a 3rd key involved. I do not see a listing for this key in the official key blank listing.
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Robert J. Sprauer
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Posted on Monday, 08 August, 2022 - 06:54:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Suggestion: Give Rod Sala a call at Park Ward Motors. He will gladly assist you.
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James Boltz
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Posted on Monday, 08 August, 2022 - 10:56:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Robert - I agree that there simply has to be a 3rd key. And, if the master key wouldn't work, why would the valet key fit? Question, Where is Park Ward Motors located - I live in the states. Do you know if I could contact Rod Sala via email? I have never been very successful on international calling - it's an age thing!
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Jim Walters
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Posted on Tuesday, 09 August, 2022 - 02:33:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I'm quite sure it will be a Yale 4 or 5 pin. Neither the ignition nor the valet key will work in it, it is a shorter single sided key. From RR Forums I'm assuming it is you that has posted the same question there, so as I understand it you now have it unlocked. Remove the lock from the compartment and take it to another locksmith, I am surprised the one you already tried could not find a key to fit. If you get absolutely stuck send it to me and I'll make a key to fit it, I've got hundreds of key blanks and a cutting machine and have fit keys to locks like these many times.

SRH8505 SRC18015 SRE22493 NAC-05370
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Robert J. Sprauer
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Posted on Tuesday, 09 August, 2022 - 03:18:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

James Google is your friend
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Trevor Hodgekinson
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Posted on Tuesday, 09 August, 2022 - 12:07:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Any reasonably good locksmith will be able to sort this out
If you have not opened it yet they will be able to pick in in 5 minutes or less so the tumbler can be removed
You should be able to hold the door closed with a magnet if you need to use the car before you get the lock sorted out .

Not everything you want will be available off the shelf
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James Boltz
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Posted on Sunday, 04 September, 2022 - 02:54:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Evidently there are upwards of 150 various Yale key blanks - my locksmith tried a dozen or so. He is going to give it another go from his 30 Yale key selection. Is it really possible there is not another RR owner anywhere who has one of these "Requisite compartments" in their doors? The search continues, but soon the lock will have to be removed - my guess! Thanks to all who have responded. Interestingly, the cabinet is opened and the contents have never been used. Perhaps because the original owner never had a key!
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Graham Phillips
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Posted on Sunday, 04 September, 2022 - 10:53:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

G'day everyone,....


Remove tumbler and replace with new tumbler with its own set of keys,....



Graham.
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James Boltz
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Posted on Sunday, 04 September, 2022 - 12:00:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good suggestion - I will discuss with the locksmith. Seems a reasonable solution.
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James Boltz
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Posted on Monday, 05 September, 2022 - 04:58:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I though it might help to show a picture of the opened cabinet and face of the yale lock in question.
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentopened "requisites cabinet"
JB - RR Requisites pix.docx (621.7 k)

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