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Post by ARCHINSTL » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:19 pm

http://www.ksdk.com/news/portland-woman ... /343070273

Weren't there some posts here years ago on Terc keys being sorta/somewhat/occasionally interchangeable?
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Post by splatterdog » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:35 pm

Had a customer take the wrong Saturn home with their key once. Ended well also..

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Post by teranfirbt » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:52 pm

I knew a few people who could unlock and start my old Celica with their Celica keys... Not surprising that Subarus have the same issue.

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Post by Gottolovem » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:14 am

I have a 1987 fx16 and a 87 t4.

The keys are the same cut :oldgeek:

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Post by Petros » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:43 pm

there are only so many cut combinations you can make in a key, there will be some duplicates. when the first gen Chrysler mini van were popular I was able to get a friend's open with our key (it was tight but I got it to open), she had locked her keys inside. She was surprised, wanted to know how I did it, so not to frighten her about the security of her car, I told her I know something about the way locks work, and I speak the language of men and machinery...and a little persuasion.

On really old cars with worn out tumblers, you do not even need an exact match, just close enough. Any similar key, some lube and wiggling is usually all it takes. That is why a hidden kill switch is a good idea.
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Post by Mattel » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:38 am

I already knew that subarus (and Yugos) were popular in Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aIfarMPmPQ
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