Spare key?

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Infinite
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I Vectrix out of Chapter 11? I noticed the other day that the site was back online... I've been so busy at work that I haven't noticed. I just pray every trip I make that my main fuse doesn't blow again.

Anyway... my real question is does anyone know how I can get a spare key made? I purchase my Vectrix used and dealer only had one of the keys. They were supposed to try and get me the other one but no luck. I wanted to have a spare key made because if I were were to be unlucky and lock my key in the trunk I would be totally screwed. For safetly I never take the key out of the ignition until I have my helmet and gloved in the back and it's closed. Then I take out my keys.

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The italian key manufacturer SILCA ITALY does replacements.
Type of key ZD23RCP

have a look at the pictures of my replacement key, it works great:

http://www.voltforum.cat/voltforum/YaBB.pl?num=1257240957/0#1

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Infinite wrote:

I wanted to have a spare key made because if I were were to be unlucky and lock my key in the trunk I would be totally screwed.

Infinite, don't worry. It's very easy to break into the trunk - just have a look at the release mechanism when the seat's open. You can get in with a well aimed screwdriver... I've had to do this twice. The first time I dismantled the whole of the rear end (it took half an hour and much cursing), the second time was less than 10 seconds.

Cheers,

Brian

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Re: Spare key?

Should that last bit of information really be on a public forum?

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I completely agree.. should it be public this information?

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I'm glad to know there is a simple solution if my trunk locks with my keys in it, so I believe it should be public.
and if you don't own a Vectrix, you can't figure out how it's done anyway :-)
99.95% of the people who could steal a car or bike wouldn't be able to get away with ours either, I like that idea too:-)
seriously,
maybe it wouldn't hurt to change the post to "information via mail"..

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Hi, Can I just say that if you have a key now take it to a lock Smith and as long as their computer is up to date they will be able to cut you an extra key. I have taken many to my local lock Smith for customers without any problems. Normally costs about £8.00 per key.

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Amanda

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snail
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myvectrix2008 wrote:

Should that last bit of information really be on a public forum?

I can't see the problem - if you're a criminal, you already know how easy it is to break into a car / bike / house / whatever. If you're the owner of a Vectrix with your key locked in the trunk any help is better than the blind panic I had when I did it. Lighten up guys!

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This thread has been added to the Vectrix Collaborative Handbook, please stay on topic!

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Re: Spare key?

I'd greatly appreciate if anyone knows where I could get my spare key if I'm in the United States.
Thanks.

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Simple.
Bring your old Vectrix key to the nearest key cutting shop.
And get a key cut mine cost £5 Simple..
kev

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Re: Spare key?

Type of key ZD23RCP can be got at any qualified lock smith and out locksmith order a set of key from a major supplier in NJ. I got a small hand full of keys as yes they are rare.
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augchar
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I will try that Rusty, thanks a lot!

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I have attached a piece of string to the buddy seat locking mechanism and leave this hanging out underneath my seat.
Reason:
I have been driving in temperatures below 0C the last month(-10C yesterday!) and the cable between the lock and the main keyswitch will freeze solid and you will not be able to open your buddy seat!
I can now just pull the string to unlock and open the buddy seat.

File under: Winter preperation :-)

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Re: Spare key?

ilco has a blank that matches the Vectrix blank. The markings on the ilco key I had made for my Vectrix has the following markings on it:
X270 and TMC1. I believe the blank number is X270.

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I had spares cut just recently - this one has the markings JMA on one side and ZA 9P1 on the other. I think they came from the company (Googling, hold on...) Ah, yes... found it. SKS and the key type you need is this one Vectrix Spare Key Blank

Best wishes,

Drew

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I've just had a ZA 9P1 key cut for mine and it works fine:
ZA 9P1

Here are some alternative manufacturer references listed on sks.co.uk:

Silca : ZD 24RDP
HD : ZD24RDP
HD Hook : XPT066
Ilco : ZAD20P
Errebi : ZA19RP144
CB Hook : P362

I hope this information is helpful.

Alan

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