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Old 09-12-2019, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default New Lock Cylinder

Got me a new lock cylinder.
The old one was turned into metal
shavings, so no way to match tumblers.
Is it a game of trial and error, or can I just forget about
the tumblers altogether and leave the cylinder blank?

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Old 09-12-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Somewhere there is a post here where it tells you how to measure the key, and determine if each position is a 1, 2, 3, or 4.

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Default Re: New Lock Cylinder

If you don't find a thread on diy locksmithing, a locksmith familiar with vehicle locks should be able to match your key to the new lock cylinder. It's suggested to use a new key made from GM based on VIN to prevent a worn key from creating a different lock set from a spare. Service manual procedures on mating lock cylinders with original keys - pm me an email address allowing files.

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Somewhere there is a post here where it tells you how to measure the key, and determine if each position is a 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Yes there are several and the Saturn is very easy to do.

Any locksmith can read your existing key and punch cut a new one and then build your lock for much less money than any GM dealer on earth. Look for an automotive locksmith.

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Thanks for the responses!
Can I leave the cylinder blank?
I live in a very low-crime area,
so car theft is not a concern.
I ain't going to any locksmiths, and I can't
seem to find the previously referenced thread.

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I don't know if that will work. Here are your references:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=232149

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho....php?t=182379#

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...0&postcount=23


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Old 09-13-2019, 12:01 AM   #7
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The answer is confirmed yes.
If you just leave the cylinder blank, any key will turn it.
A friggin' screwdriver will turn it.
Hell, I can use my Suburban key for the
Saturn and have one less key on my ring!
Ahhh, the simple things......
Tomorrow I get her put back together.

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