Let's call this Chapter Two in the I May Hold The Keys To Taiwan
Gang, the problem is specific to the DOOR
lock key cylinders alone. You may recall I could not get regulation key blank replacements, perfectly cut, to work on locks I had purchased from Mustangs Unlimited. (On a side note, no, I haven't heard back from Linda at MU who may be six feet under at Terlingua now, like both Robert and Paul before her, after reporting my issue to "Purchasing" last week. Spread the word, if you work somewhere that has a "Purchasing" department, do not bother them.)
So, I said to hell with it and ordered an all new set of everything, ignition, trunk, doors, and two different styles of key blanks to have cut for extra's from NPD. Got them and promptly grabbed the ignition cylinder
and one of the pre-cut keys from the kit, and the two new blanks, and went to see my lock dude to have them both cut and tested. Done, all good, no problems.
Today I started in replacing the MU driver's side door lock first. Just for kicks I tried one of the newly cut blanks in the new door lock. It would not go into the cylinder more than halfway, same problem as before! Tried the other fresh cut key, same thing! WTF?
All the keys, from the kit and the fresh cut blanks as well work fine in both the ignition and trunk locks. The kit keys of course fit/work in the door cylinders too, just not the fresh cut ones.
Got my Inspector Gadget Spy Glass out for yet another key comparo. The replacement blanks are indeed visibly thicker
than the keys that came with the kit. Same issue as with the MU stuff.
I started filing the new keys down, both, and on both sides. No go. Filed some more. No go. Filed again. No go. The fourth time was the charm. Now all the keys work, I have a considerable amount of metal dust on my workbench and two keys that aren't quite as smooth and shiny as they were this morning.
You shouldn't have to do that.
To Rick from NPD, I bought the set that uses just one key for everything, #22050-2C, and key blanks #22053-2 and 22053-2A. I'm sure you would want to know about this.
Just don't call "Purchasing", okay?