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#291476 Busted my ignition lock

Posted by Lockin4u on 04 November 2014 - 10:36 PM


Unfortunately our members do not dispense technical or how-to security related advise to members of the general public. If you post your general location, we may have a qualified Keypro locksmith in your area that might be willing to tackle this job, despite having annihilated your lock, maybe.

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#279488 99 ford mustang scp not configured?

Posted by Lockin4u on 14 July 2014 - 11:20 PM

First off, there cannot be just one key stored in a '99 Mustang. The little bit of information that you have provided points toward using the wrong protocol...again. And once more I would advise reading the manual that came with your programming devise, preferably before you start, to prevent placing yourself in this situation in the future.


I would also recommend submitting an application to join Keypro, assuming you are a legitimate locksmith. Once verified and accepted, you may ask for and possibly receive the technical advise that our membership cannot discuss in a public forum such as this.

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#296033 Lost truck keys

Posted by Lockin4u on 16 December 2014 - 08:26 PM

Automotive locksmiths make keys for vehicles on a daily basis. This one is pretty standard. Look up locksmiths in your area. Steer clear of the national companies advertising huge coverage areas, 800 numbers, and ridiculously low service call rates. If your state has licensing, ask for credentials. Or if you want, you can post your general location and we can see if there might be one of our members in your area.

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#297545 transponder programmer

Posted by Lockin4u on 03 January 2015 - 12:15 AM

Unfortunately, the Keypro membership is comprised of professional locksmiths that do not advise the general public as to what key programming or cutting equipment they should buy to complete that would be classified as a locksmith task, themselves.


If you are a locksmith seeking advise, I would recommend submitting an application to join Keypro. http://forum.keypro....istration-form/

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#289483 where to find cylinder screws?

Posted by Locksmitherie on 17 October 2014 - 04:29 PM

I should have this screw in stock, as I have been a selling and servicing dealer of Marks since 1979. For doing such an awesome job of posting a picture and describing the exact issue, I will send you this cylinder screw gratis. Just contact me directly. Also, if you need other parts, collars , hardened collar insert etc... I can sell you those. The base lock is a very rugged lock, though the trim was made very basic to keep the cost to the ornamental iron people low. We have sold designer Marks trim to replace the sheet metal knobs on these, when homeowners wanted a more dressed-up door.



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#285156 Mysterious Problem re Mortise Lockset

Posted by Slik on 08 September 2014 - 03:53 AM

If you state you area of residence we could point you to a qualified locksmith in your locale. Sometimes when it's not an easy fix by someone with the experience you've gained from other doors you've been able to fix, you may cause more damage, thus more work, for the professional you hire to do the job.

I'm sure since you have the interest in repairing these type of things, you will no doubt gain a bit more knowledge by watching a professional take care of it this time so you can do it yourself next time.

Steve's Lock Shop, Charleston SC
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#282647 2014 Buick Regal

Posted by Jim Hetchler on 13 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

This is for the Public to get answers to questions, not for Locksmiths looking for answers instead of joining the site.

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#281148 What is the best Power Inverter for a mobile locksmith ?

Posted by Lockin4u on 30 July 2014 - 09:42 PM

This is a PUBLIC forum. For those who do not understand what that means, Public Forums on Keypro exist for members of the GENERAL PUBLIC, as in people who are not locksmiths and certainly not Keypro members, to ask the advise of Keypro members. This forum is not here to allow locksmiths who want to use the Keypro forum free of charge and avoid paying the yearly membership fee to ask the advise of paying Keypro members.


The Keypro membership is expected to observe which forums they are posting in and only post appropriate comments.

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#278170 Dealership not being able to program keys

Posted by yorklock on 02 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

Accepting a job that you know you can't complete is bad for everyone concerned.   If you don't have the proper equipment, you should politely decline the job and refer them to someone who can help her.


This is an example of a lose-lose situation.


You wasted your time, the customers time and left the customer with the ability, and a reason, to speak negatively about you.

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#272628 opening a 2002 mini cooper

Posted by Jim Hetchler on 12 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

Where are you located and need to verify who you are before we release such information on a public forum.

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#250680 finding cuts for 2004 kawasaki ninja

Posted by Orvis on 19 September 2013 - 08:41 PM

No - that's not a valid code.


Just for your and others information - this area is for individuals to ask general questions and possibly be steered to a competent locksmith that could help them.  Posting to ask for information such as you have requested is not permitted!  I'm sure you would agree that furnishing such information on a public forum would not be ethical or smart.  Positive ID and registration information are required before any reputable locksmith would provide this kind of service.




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#297662 Training to be a locksmith.

Posted by Jim Hetchler on 04 January 2015 - 03:13 PM

Opps.  Changed.  http://z-tool.com/

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#291219 Missing key

Posted by Jim Hetchler on 02 November 2014 - 07:37 PM


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#291190 Missing key

Posted by Guest on 02 November 2014 - 03:33 PM

The key from my house front door lock is missing. Can I replace a cylinder or make a new key for older cylinder?



Demarest NJ 07627

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#289963 2008 Mercury mariner remote head programing

Posted by Lockin4u on 23 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

The Ask Keypro forum exists for members of the general public to ask questions and for our membership to provide guidance in locating a local, competent Keypro locksmith to help them address their issues. 


The Ask Keypro forum does not exist to assist locksmiths who are non-members with technical support questions.


Please click the following link to download the Keypro membership application form. http://forum.keypro....istration-form/


Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed and you will be notified of your status.

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#288381 where to find cylinder screws?

Posted by Howard on 08 October 2014 - 03:42 AM

it appears to be a Marks USA Ornamental Iron Mortise Lockset 22 series,


take other screw out, go to hardware store, find a nut that fits your screw, now find a screw that fits the nut, job done...


or remove lock, go to hardware store, find screw that fits, job done...

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#280914 03 Nissan Altima, 1610 fault code

Posted by Lockin4u on 28 July 2014 - 01:12 AM

This is a forum open to the general public. The purpose of its existence is to point a member of the general public in the right direction, i.e., advise them of simple do-it-yourself solutions to try themselves that do not require proprietary tools or special skills. Or if the issue they are having could possibly be something that a Keypro locksmith could help them with, help them find a competent locksmith in their area, etc. This forum does not exist to advise the general public how to do their own key programming utilizing diagnostic equipment or perform diagnostic analysis on their vehicles.  


If you are a locksmith and a non-member using this forum to ask questions and receive advise from this family of the finest locksmiths in the world, please submit a membership application. upon approval you will pay the $100 yearly membership fee and have access to the locksmith specific information and advise you seek. If your are looking for free advise, please apply for membership to one of the free locksmith sites, such as Locksmith Community. 


Current Keypro members are expected to make the effort to observe which forum they intend to post in and include the appropriate content when doing so. This is not the first mention of this expectation.


Below is an example of the type of question and response expected in the Public Area forums.


Customer Question: I dropped my smart key in the pool and now it doesn't work. Is there anything I can do?


Locksmith Answer: Yes, I have several suggestions.


(1) Separate the 2 halves of the casing and remove the circuit board. Remove the battery from the board. Spray the board off thoroughly with electrical contact cleaner or pour some alcohol over it. Then dry it off with a hair drier. Replace the battery with a new one, reassemble and test the key. 


(2) Disassemble the key and clean as stated above. Then place the circuit board in a small container of dry, uncooked white rice for a couple of days. The rice will draw the moisture away from the circuit board and components.


(3) If you try the above mentioned suggestions and the key still does not work, post your general location and we will try to find a Keypro locksmith in your area that can program a new key for you.


I've tried to make this explanation absolutely clear. If there are any Keypro members who aren't clear on this subject, please PM me or post an inappropriate response to a question in a Public Area forum. I'll make sure to remove all doubt.

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#279201 2011 ford mustang programing with T-code pro

Posted by Lockin4u on 11 July 2014 - 12:27 PM

You are using the wrong protocol. Instructions are in the Advanced Diagnostics manual that you should have received with your T-Code Pro purchase.

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#278147 Dealership not being able to program keys

Posted by Lockin4u on 02 July 2014 - 04:53 AM

2011 Camry can be one of three systems. Did you have the vehicle at your location when you cut the key? Was it a keyed ignition or push button start? The answer will narrow the possibilities to one or two.


What it boils down to is the customer should have been referred to a qualified automotive locksmith before they had the vehicle towed. Any auto 'smith worth their weight in dirt could have knocked this one out in minutes and the customer would be on their way.

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#274610 storefront lock alarm

Posted by Assurance Lock on 29 May 2014 - 02:08 AM

Contact your alarm company about having a micro-switch installed in the door frame.  When you lock the door, the bolt will swing up and make contact with the micro switch.  This will put your alarm system in "ready" mode so it can be activated.

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