Just got back from vacationing in California for about 6 days-kinda
was'nt long enough, but got other business to tend to.
I had taken a few tools with me as I never travel without them.Happens
that my Sis in LA had an 86 BMW with a passenger door lock that
could'nt be operated with the key.When I had talked to her over the
phone previously, she told me she though that the key was not going in
all the way.
Got to work on it.Had to pull the trim off and remove the lock.I
decided that I should go buy a few blanks.The locksmith I went to told
me he could not sell uncut blanks and that if he did, he would end up
When I showed him my ALOA Card, he said the owner of the shop was not
there and could not be reached.
I then suggested that he take a few X144 blanks and make a small cut
next to the shoulder.That way he would not be selling an uncut key.
He agreed and sold me these blanks.
I found out later the culprit was typical beach sand.Blasted it with
WD-40(Only thing I had), then got a can of airblast, like you use on a
computer and blew it out several times then left it set overnight with
the drain hole down.I figure the WD-40 should dry up before too
long-then my bro-in-law can put some graphite in it.Works fine.
Does anybody know what the law is in Cali regarding the selling of
- posted 17 years ago