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Old 04-03-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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lost truck key - complicated situation

Hi everyone,

I'm new here (see introduction post), so i hope that you can help me out.

A 1995 Chevrolet C1500 extended bed truck was left to my boyfriend and I, by a good friend of ours while he deployed to Iraq (both he and my boyfriend are Marines in San Diego, CA).
I recently misplaced the key and can't find it anywhere! The locksmith that i talked to said they can not make us a new key (from the door or ignition - same key) since our names are not on the registration [as the owners of the car]. Apparently in CA you can not make a key for the car unless the owner is actually present.

There was only one key.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how i could make/get a new key otherwise? The truck is safely parked at the barracks, but i'd like to figure this out...there must be an easier way than just waiting till September when the owner comes home.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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that is one crappy situation....

my only advice would be to travel to some place that will do it for you
ethier that or wait till september or maybe even try to pick the lock
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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that is one crappy situation....

my only advice would be to travel to some place that will do it for you
ethier that or wait till september or maybe even try to pick the lock
Travel some place that will do it for here? Has anyone ever told you to think, type, submit? How exactly is she going to take the truck somewhere to get it done without the key? It must be something about the water in Canada.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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I meant for her, herself to do it.... but then again, they would need the truck there I would assume...

pretty crappy situation
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:50 PM   #5
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ive noticed that most older chevy trucks seem to have interchangable keys...
Ive lost mine once and a friend of mine came and unlocked the door for me with his keys. I dont know if its just coincedence or if the keys are year specific but, Ive unlocked other peoples doors too so...
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:40 PM   #6
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thanks for everyone's replies so far.

the truck is unlocked, but we just don't have the key to start the ignition etc etc. his wife currently has power of attorney, but she moved back home to New Mexico with the kids...so i guess i'm just out of luck?
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:32 PM   #7
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Hi everyone,

I'm new here (see introduction post), so i hope that you can help me out.

A 1995 Chevrolet C1500 extended bed truck was left to my boyfriend and I, by a good friend of ours while he deployed to Iraq (both he and my boyfriend are Marines in San Diego, CA).
I recently misplaced the key and can't find it anywhere! The locksmith that i talked to said they can not make us a new key (from the door or ignition - same key) since our names are not on the registration [as the owners of the car]. Apparently in CA you can not make a key for the car unless the owner is actually present.

There was only one key.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how i could make/get a new key otherwise? The truck is safely parked at the barracks, but i'd like to figure this out...there must be an easier way than just waiting till September when the owner comes home.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
You just explained why you can't do it... It's against the law. Unless you can find a crooked locksmith, your best bet will be to get a power of attorney from him. Alternately, you might be able to work something out through your commander, first shirt, etc.
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