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I'VE LOST THE IGNITION KEYS FROM MY 89 SPIDER GRADUATE,READING THE OTHERS POSTS ON HOW DIFFICULT IS TO TAKE OUT THE IGNITION,I THOUGHT MAY BE IS EASIER TO GET THE STEERING COLUMN OUT AND WORK OUTSIDE,OR TAKE THE IT TO THE LOCKSMITH ,I HAVE DONE IN OTHER CARS ,I'VE ALSO HEARD THAT THERE IS A CODE FOR THE KEYS SOMEWHERE,ANYBODY CAN HELP????:eek:
 

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Try calling IAP (international auto parts) If they don't sell the blanks, they may be able to steer you into the best direction. Apart from that, I would start looking in all the coat pockets of coats worn in the past month or two.


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I read that there is a code somewhere too but I could never find it. And even if you had the code, you'd probably have to go to your local Alfa Romeo dealer to get a new key...!

The ignition switch itself isn't that hard to remove - it is the 'tamper proof' screw originally used to secure it to the steering column that can be a bear to remove. Sometimes it comes out easily, often it is difficult. Access is problematic - you have to lie down in the footwell with your head on the pedals to even see it. Before removing the whole steering column I'd give a reasonable try. You may luck out and find it has already been replaced and the tamper proof screw has been replaced by a regular bolt. Or, the tamper proof screw may be one of the easy ones.
 

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I read that there is a code somewhere too but I could never find it. And even if you had the code, you'd probably have to go to your local Alfa Romeo dealer to get a new key...!

The ignition switch itself isn't that hard to remove - it is the 'tamper proof' screw originally used to secure it to the steering column that can be a bear to remove.
If I remember correctly Keys for Classics, specialists in code-cut keys for classic cars and motorcycles can cut you a key from a code, once you find it.

Like Eric says, it's not super hard to remove with the right tools (to cut a slot in the tamper proof bolt)
 

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Cheaper to call a locksmith..... he can make a new key.

The Ignition key is not too foreign, there are Euro blanks that can be cut that will work.

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you would be suprised on how easy it is to brake( sp?) the coloum lock.. fiat key blanks work..i think
 

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Yes, I have done this through a local locksmith. He came to the house and in about 10 minutes had a new key cut. This is all not as foreign as some would have you think.
 
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