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    Went to put my door trims and fittings back on today for my CX. All the parts lined up nicely and I can't find the door lock mechanism. Go through everything in the storage shed - no can find. Go through every thing in the garden shed at home and there they are - minus the clips that fasten them in place and the rubber washers to protect the paint work.

    How stupid can you get.

    Down to the wreckers tomorrow to see if I can find some clips to fit. I am hoping that they are a universal size.

    I will bet the house that as soon as I buy some clips the ones I have MISS-PLACED will suddenly reappear.

    On the positive side at least I found the locks that the keys fit. Like all Citroen owners - remember - the glass is half full not almost empty.

    Laurie

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    Laurie, I am familiar with your frustration. I think back to the 6 week search that I had for the bracket that supports the security valve, on it to come across it sitting in plain view on mt shelf.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Hello, I spend half my time in the garage looking for the part or tool I just had in my hand! I'm forever praying to St Anthony, the patron saint of lost items, usually works...

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    Hi Gerry,

    Thank you sir. After reading your post I suddenly thought of another place to look. Didn't find the parts but found a set of car keys that were misplaced some time ago. Wife and I have been blaming the other for losing them. Now to plant them somewhere so I don't get the blame for misplacing them. Probably won't help me though.

    Laurie

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    A little while ago, I bought an alternator from a wrecker. The jumble of the wrecker's matched the shambles in my shed, so I asked if he lost many tools. He replied that they have tools rep visiting them every week to replace lost items and that the previous week a $600 rattle gun had been lost somewhere in the yard. Sorry for him but I felt better.

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    Imagine how many hours are lost from looking for lost things, I am at a loss to explain how I lose so many things

    Maybe I'm a loser!

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    I just spent two days cleaning out the garage as I am on holidays, I cant believe how many things I found. Does that make me a winner?, or looser ? as I lost them in the first place. No need to go out and buy pliers anymore.

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    So it isn't only me ....... I guestimate 87% of the time I'm searching for something as opposed to doing anything constructive. If anyone ever finds a set of 2cv keys (the only ones too the car ) they will let me know right

    Never .... And I do mean **NEVER** remove the keys from a car that's not currently being used. If your insane enough to do this, you will never find the bloody things in 3years time when you want to move the car again

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    So it isn't only me ....... I guestimate 87% of the time I'm searching for something as opposed to doing anything constructive. If anyone ever finds a set of 2cv keys (the only ones too the car ) they will let me know right

    Never .... And I do mean **NEVER** remove the keys from a car that's not currently being used. If your insane enough to do this, you will never find the bloody things in 3years time when you want to move the car again

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    Unless you keep them on your key ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Unless you keep them on your key ring
    Nah .... who want's the keys to 10cars swinging from there keyring ... Sure would mess up your ignition too
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Nah .... who want's the keys to 10cars swinging from there keyring ... Sure would mess up your ignition too
    We have a key rack in the kitchen----------Works well for keeping track os the project car's keys>
    Cheers Gerry

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    A replacement key was $300. I am just glad I found it before I decided to buy one.

    I can lose anything anywhere - key rack or not. I find most things - eventually.

    Laurie

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    I have one of the plastic case with compartment things that you can buy from Bunnings to keep car keys in, makes things a bit easier.

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    Yes, but you also have more cars than anyone except Stephy, so it's necessity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    A replacement key was $300. I am just glad I found it before I decided to buy one.

    I can lose anything anywhere - key rack or not. I find most things - eventually.

    Laurie
    For a CX ? You mean a lock kit right Only modern PSA shit has ludicrously priced keys like that (how is $515 for a bloody 407 ignition key ......... That's more than most cars I own have cost!). Last CX key I got cut at the local locksmiths was about $8.00 from memory

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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
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    You seem to have a fair collection too Addo

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    No Shane,

    Honda key - family car. Also waiting for the bill for having to have the keys reprogrammed.

    Laurie

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    I keep loosing my sense of humor...

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