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#1 suburban 12 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:31 PM

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I have a bad habit of leaving the key in the ignition and this is what happens. My brother broke my original one for it, and I was lucky to find this one in a small older local hardware store. I luckily have two extra keys that came with it that are cut wrong so I have to move them around to get them to work. Does anyone know where I can find new blanks?



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Your loacl hardware store doesnt have any? They maybe could get some if they don't. What's the number or code on the replacement key?


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:29 PM

You could always change out the ignition switch so it uses a regular indak (sp?) key which are found on almost anything. Keys can be had at the hardware store or tractor supply along with a lot of other places.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Your loacl hardware store doesnt have any? They maybe could get some if they don't. What's the number or code on the replacement key?

I was digging through a bunch of old keys that he had, got lucky that I found the one I got. The number is B5, I don't think the new replacements match.

 

 

You could always change out the ignition switch so it uses a regular indak (sp?) key which are found on almost anything. Keys can be had at the hardware store or tractor supply along with a lot of other places.

I want to keep the original switch since it still works and doesn't need replaced.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:46 PM

I've got a drawer at the shop that has a ton of old keys. There's both cut and uncut ones, but the digging around I've done before I just remember alot of the older auto style keys. I'll look tomorrow.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Be sure to check with our sponsors first, but if they can't get them and if its the OEM switch, You can buy new keys from Sandy Lake Implement.

http://www.sandylake.../contact_us.asp
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Posted April 08, 2013 - 03:57 AM

You should be able to find a replacement for the original Briggs & Stratton keys at most hardware stores.

 

Replace with blanks from these manufacturers:

 

  • Cole B5
  • Curtis B-5
  • Dominion 98DB
  • ESP B5
  • Ilco 1098DB
  • Ilco EZ B5
  • Jet B5
  • Original 42164
  • Silca BA8R
  • Taylor 98DB

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Posted April 08, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Thanks Greg,  That is good info to have.  :thumbs:



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 11:20 AM

I don't have any blanks but the hardware store uptown does.


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 05:22 PM

Go to a key and lock shop.
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Posted April 09, 2013 - 05:50 PM

On one of my tractors the key broke so I hung the what was left from a short piece of chain attached to the dash. Just stick that in the ignition switch and it works fine. You have to leave the keyed part in the switch though. 


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:55 PM

I bet that if you can find a "old key machine" somehere you will be able to get replacement keys made. Especially if you have one that works now. I can remember a guy when I was a kid who could take a key that the key shaft was longer than the original and still could make the key come out just like the original. The machine I am talking about was one that you locked the original key in one side and then put the blank in the other. Then you had to manually had to cut the key by gliding over the orginal.  Guess I am showing my age here. Wish I had one of those old key machines today






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