Maxima keys

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Maxima keys

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Post by goglio704 » 14 years ago

If the locks or ignition on your Maxima are tricky to operate, do yourself a favor and get Al to originate a key(s) for you. All the keys I had for one of my cars were second generation at best and worn. I had learned all the tricks and could get everything open - usually. The new keys work perfectly. After comparing the new to the old, I'm surprised the old worked at all. :D
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

The Subaru and Nissan locksets use the same keys (some of them use the same cylinders and switchgear) and the keys do seem to wear faster than some other makes. That's why making an original key for an old Subaru or Nissan is so rewarding: the difference in operation can be amazing. And unlike other cars, Nissans usually have the key code on the sticker on the glovebox door ('X' followed by four digits).

When a key is hard to operate due to a worn key or badly copied key, you're actually wearing out the mechanism using it that way. IOW, a new original key will make the locks last longer.

Sorry the postage was so high; I made you pay an extra $3 to do Priority (which got there in two days) rather than Parcel Post (which would have been a solid week).
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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