Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ipswich, Qld, Australia
Re: No Key EB11
Smartlock was fitted from 10/92, so yes, yours is a Smartlock car. But the Tibbe lock cylinders have nothing to do directly with Smartlock, and they have been fitted to Falcons since the security update on EA2's (from 9/90).
a. Buy full matching set from Ford (Part No. EAB-F22050-A), for Ignition, 2 Doors and presumably boot (not mentioned in Parts Catalog as included?) - Expensive solution, but all new and with warranty.
b. Find a matching set at the wreckers with key - trying to find locks in good condition would be a test, and wreckers quite often don't get keys with cars they buy. Worth a look though, and would be cheaper than new, but warranty not worth a pinch....
c. Buy one door lock with matching key from wreckers and rebuild your own locks to match the combination. The Ford workshop manual lays down the procedure for working out your key combination by counting the notches on the tumblers in the lock. By having one lock with a working key, you could retumble your locks to match, then use that one key. Easy job - have done so a few times (ignition is harder than door locks though). You can even buy overhaul kits from Ford that include new tumblers, springs and magazine. Ignition is EAB-A3697-A, RH Door is EAB-F220K51-A, LH Door is EAB-F220K51-B. Suggestion - buy ignition lock with matching key, then retumble door locks to match (as below).
To work out the existing combination (assuming that door, boot and ignition locks are still matching!), remove 1 door lock cylinder (RH is easiest), position lock with drain slot upwards and operating lever to the right. Starting at the left, read the code from each tumbler by counting the number of notches on the edge of each of the 6 tumblers.
1 notch = 1
2 notches = 2
3 notches = 3
0 notches = 4
If you knew what the combination of your lock were (by the method above) you were supposedly able to buy keys from Ford in the right combination, but I've never had any success with that (always get blank looks from spares guys!!).
As for the remote, once a key is sorted, buy a remote keypad and train the Smartlock module to it. You will be set then.
I know this has been a bit long-winded, but hopefully it will give you a plan of attack. Any queries, just ask.
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