rekeying 504 door lock
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    Hi All,

    Trying to sort out a busted door lock in my 504 (some kindly soul opened it with a screw driver!). I've got a working spare, but my locksmith is telling me he is unable to rekey it to match my key due to the wafers being different lengths. I spoke to a wrecker though who was adamant that this was possible and that I should go to a different locksmith.

    Anyone have any ideas if this is possible, or do I need to bite the bullet and either live with different locks or attempt to find a whole new set?

    Cheers,
    Voytek

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    a brand new lock can be keyed to suit your old key, but a lock that is already keyed can not be re-keyed.

    brand new locks are available i got one once for a 505, cost me 70bucks which included getting it keyed to suit my old key.

    unfortunately the lock smith i used no longer exists otherwise id give you their number, i recon any good locksmith should be able to find a new lock for you.

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    The locks are fully dis-assembleable, if one has enough wafers as you call them, it would be possible to make up a lock using parts from perhaps 2 or 3 other locks. Perhaps other Aussie Froggers have some old locks they could contribute. 404 locks might be similar too.

    Still - new locks are easier to come by. Ebay UK or France have them regularly. Not sure about places like Caravelle or EAI, any more.
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    OR,take the LHS lock and put it in the RHS door so that it is the same as the ignition key. The only difference is you have to put the key in upside down. How often do you open the passenger side with a key anyway. You will have one extra key but will never use it! Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    but a lock that is already keyed can not be re-keyed.
    this is not true because I have successfully done it myself and I am not a locksmith. You just need the "wafers" to be longer than what you need, which normally means using some from another old or damaged lock as well, and filing them down.

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    Thanks all for the advice... just trying to source a new, uncut, lock. I'll see how I go.

    My fall back plan is to swap the left lock out. Hopefully won't need to!

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    Hey Octofish, how about I just give you the other door lock that matches the one I gave you earlier, then you have 2 door locks with the one key. Then you can send me the one good lock and key you have, and I'll still have a spare lock
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    Old 504 locks can certainly be rekeyed don't let anyone advise to the contrary. I have done the Vachette glovebox and boot locks myself and have used a locksmith at Locksmiths Supply Company to do door locks. Phone them they are in North Melbourne. They will probably advise you to go through one of their retailers.

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