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Looking at 02 w/o the original key, how to lock doors?


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Take off the door handles to read the lock code. It will be a 5 digits beginnign with a W, something like W####. Take that to a locksmith and they can cut you a new key. You might also want to strip off the steering column covers to look for the ignition lock code incase the ignition was ever replaced. Often the doors and ignition locks get swapped out over time. You might get lucky and find the door matches the ignition. I'd suggest you use a locksmith rather than a BMW dealer - most BMW dealers no longer have the books or fiche with the key codes for the cars older than 1982. Once you solve this puzzle get copies of the keys made.

If your life is dull, perhaps your car is too new and you're not driving far enough...

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If the orginal keyed ign switch is still in place, it's easier to get the key made for the switch (use the code on the back side) and then have the door lock tumblers reworked to match those on the ign switch.

If the ign switch is missing altogether, find another, and then have a locksmith re-key your existing door locks to match the replacement ign switch before you install it.

If you want to do it yourself, they both come apart; check the archives for how-to's...


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