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Old 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM   #4
v8volvo
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Originally Posted by ZVOLV View Post
Pull the steering shaft.
Then what? Put vise grips on the splined stub and steer it that way? Gotta be an easier way.

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Originally Posted by 2manyturbos View Post
Spend $25-$35 and have a key cut from the door lock cylinder. I doubt your car was re-keyed. In my experience, Volvo gets the keys right about 70% of the time from the VIN.
I thought about that and tried a few locksmiths, feels like a little more effort than I want to go through, pulling the door apart, etc. Might be the only way though. That's funny about the 70% guess, I used to have keys made by the dealer regularly 10-20 years ago and they were always right on, but this is the second case of a misfit I have heard of in the last year. Maybe they used to do a better job keeping track of the info than they do now.

Nobody knows if you can just punch out the lock with a mallet and chisel? No one here has ever tried to steal a 240? (I'll finish the joke myself -- no, 240s are not worth stealing )
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