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Old 01-22-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default Ignition replacement: 2 keys?

I just had my ignition replaced, and now I'm left with two keys. This was done while I was away, but I was pretty sure there is a way to continue using my one original key. Can the lock cylinder for the ignition be replaced? My mechanic says no, but I believe otherwise.

The only video or anything I can find is of an old legacy, this is for a 2001 RS though, so I'm not sure if the key cylinder can still be swapped into a new ignition. But it seems to me that it would be pretty backwards to be forced to use two separate keys if an ignition goes bad.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Swapping the lock cylinder usually depends on what the original problem is. If the cylinder is too worn or binds in the old lock it is not a good idea to put it in the new lock. Being that old I would opt for the new cylinder and rekey.

SOA offers a matched lockset with all the locks/cylinders but apparently your mechanic didn't give you that option. I bet a locksmith is cheaper anyway. Call a locksmith and have him rekey either your ignition or your door locks (whichever is least expensive) to get you back to one key.
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