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I know that there is a code for a locksmith to make keys for door locks and handles in various places on a GT and Kadett. Are there the same on Mantas and Asconas? There was a code on the shaft for the door handle of a Kadett I have. My door handle locks don't match the steering column on my Ascona wagon.
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Always look at the FSM

I found the service manual that has been hiding for years. It states on one of the first pages that codes can be found on the trunk and ignition lock sylinders and the door lock plunger shaft. I will have to look at these. I thought that it might be helpful to share this.
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Key Codes

These are the German keys codes (Opel GT).
Perhaps they are also useful in the USA.


Opel GT Schlüssel

Mister Minit: OP14, OP78
Silca: HU20, HU25
Boerkey: 768 1/2 oder 761
DL/Taylor: 079F, H62VP
Errebi: YM8


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What if the car was all locked up and the keys were misplaced years ago? Would there be a way to get a key code from the VIN? Or is there a "slim jim" method of getting a door unlocked?
I'm curious because I know where there is a perfectly intact/original GT sitting dead near here. It was parked in a junk row, locked up and walked away from fifteen years ago. Its owner said his kids wanted to do something with it a few years ago but couldn't find the keys.
Even though he insisted it wasn't and would not be for sale I did promise him I'd research the problem and try to help. I'm glad this thread came up, it reminded me I need to do this...
 

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yes you can slim jim it jeff if you need the shape PM me and i will send them i dont want to post them on the board
 

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you can get a coathanger too jeff, and hook the end like a "J". just fold the J to be 90 degrees against the rest of the wire. have somebody pull the top of the door out just enough to get coathanger throough, and hook the "J" part on the door lock, pull er up and just open the door. can send pic if you'd like, GT doors are flimseys so it works well and easy, S10 was a bit harder to do tho.
 

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There is another method I learned fro ma locksmith here which is very simple and much like fishing for the knob without any damage to the door.
Get yourself some hot water tank strapping the plastic type it has holes in the strip and is about 1/2 inch in diameter, cut yourself a strip of about 12 inhes in length round off the end and do that cut near a hole, get some very thin rope ( string)
and attach it to the end of the strip in the hole Loop it and tie it off, Like a lasso.
Then just push it in the door ( hold onto the knotted part of the string) down by the side of the window frame, hold onto the rope so it is against the strap until it gets inside, then release the rope a little ( pulling back on the strap a little bit) so it can wrap around ( lasso) the knob pull the strap out holding the string tight and pull up! Dental floss works well too.
 

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the codes are on the locks on most all Opels.

Jeff I've never had any luck with the slim jim aproach, but give me a coathanger and...

Best record was 2 minutes on a 97 ford with power locks in a blizard. Al right my car running locked, the remote won't work from the outside while it's locked and running...go figure.
 
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