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For several years I have been using a duplicate ignition key for my Milano. I have the original steel Alfa key (with the chunky plastic handle with a built-in light) in reserve. I seem to have lost my duplicate and will now be looking to have a copy made off the original. The duplicate I was using was brass and labled "Ilco" and "made in USA" with a number that began with "F", IIRC.

I've had a couple hardware stores tell me "no can do" when presented with the Alfa original. Does anyone know of a blank that can be easily obtained in the US? I also have a steel Alfa blank, but I recall no one wanted to deal with it when I had to get it cut in the past (something about steel being too hard for their equipment).
 

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For several years I have been using a duplicate ignition key for my Milano. I have the original steel Alfa key (with the chunky plastic handle with a built-in light) in reserve. I seem to have lost my duplicate and will now be looking to have a copy made off the original. The duplicate I was using was brass and labled "Ilco" and "made in USA" with a number that began with "F", IIRC.

I've had a couple hardware stores tell me "no can do" when presented with the Alfa original. Does anyone know of a blank that can be easily obtained in the US? I also have a steel Alfa blank, but I recall no one wanted to deal with it when I had to get it cut in the past (something about steel being too hard for their equipment).
Have you tried these guys?

QUALITY KEYS FOR Alfa Romeo Milano (75) 1985-89

I've gotten keys from them before. Great to deal with. If you have the key code they will cut the keys for you.

Drew
 

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Have you tried these guys?

QUALITY KEYS FOR Alfa Romeo Milano (75) 1985-89

I've gotten keys from them before. Great to deal with. If you have the key code they will cut the keys for you.

Drew
Stuart is great @ keys4classics.

He'll even cut a key from a PHOTO. Done this in several instances, and he has always delivered a key that works tight out of the delivery envelope.

He also has a great selection of the Silca key blanks if that's all you want.
 

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I´ve also used them for the following:

- gas cap and door keys (SAFE type) for my gtv2.0, he cut them once I sent the code.
- door keys (SAFE type) for a friend´s gtv6, he cut them from the picture.

All of them work great and arrived promptly.
 

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iLco ft48 x166
 

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That's it! I'll try to call around and find somebody with one of these.
Also, thanks for the heads up on keys4classics: I have an uncut Alfa blank but no one around here wants to cut it. Unfortunately, I don't have the key code.
 

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That's it! I'll try to call around and find somebody with one of these.
Also, thanks for the heads up on keys4classics: I have an uncut Alfa blank but no one around here wants to cut it. Unfortunately, I don't have the key code.
You don't need the code if you have it cut at Keys4classics. They decode from a photo.

You also can send Keys4classics a photo of your key and he will send you the code, thus allowing you to have it cut locally.
 

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Fiat key blanks works for a 75
 

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That is probably OK in Denmark, but Fiat's are even rarer in the US than Alfas!
Alfas were imported up to around 1995; Fiat importaion stopped some years before that.
 

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Just trying to help with alternative applications, which should make it easier to search for blanks that will fit, but maybe not be listet for Alfas

As i understannd Fiat has opened dealerships in the US again. Shouldn't they be able to get blanks from Europe?
 

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HELP !! Lost key. Where Key Code?

What do you do when you have lost the key to your Milano?

It is good to know about the keys4classics guys but I do not even have a picture of the key.

The car is open so I can get into it.. but where do I look for a key code or some other indicator that they can use to make a new key?

Thanks any help
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What do you do when you have lost the key to your Milano?
I have read that there is supposed to be a key code on the outside of the lock cylinder - but I have not actually seen that on either our Spider or GTV6. Perhaps they were merely stamped on and the ink got washed away?

I was able to get keys make for a keyless MGB by taking the car to Ye Olde Fashioned Lock Smithe (a rare breed these days). He took a blank that fit the lock, wiggled it in the lock then examined it with his magnifying loupes. He hand filed it, repeated the process 2 more times and made a key that worked in less than 15 minutes. I don't know if this process can be done with the Milano style key (assuming it is similar to the GTV6 key).
 

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Blanks are readily available on eBay. I got a couple from there and had the local hardware store copy mine. I would imagine if you got one of them,a local locksmith could probably take it from there.

Also I have used Stuart for my Fiats and even for one of those stupid side drilled lancia door keys. He is great. I guess if all else fails maybe he would have some ideas.

Al

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keys4classics even had keys for the roof rack used on the 164. And, fast service. Highly recommended.
 
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