Tuesday, November 4, 2014

280Z Key Extraction

Recently I got a job from a locksmith company I am working with for an ignition key extraction off of Nissan 280Z. The customer said that a co-worker had entered her car by mistake, inserted his key in her vehicle's ignition , turned the ignition to the ON position and resulted in the key being stuck. When I arrived at the job-site, I found out that his car was the same make, model, and color as the customer's. What are the chances?

I had experience with similar situations such as that before and came up with a trick to remove these stuck keys. The process goes like this, I used my impressioning pliers on the stuck key to lock on it and begin to "impression" the key in counter-clockwise direction. A steady turning pressure on the pliers would need to be applied while rocking the key up and down as if I was trying to obtain impression marks. With a little patient, the waffers that locked up will move just enough allowing the key to return to the "OFF" position.In all the similar situations I've been through, this little trick saved me every time. It is important to keep in mind that not to try to force the lock, but try to "impression" it.

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