rekeying locks in a type 44

Mike Arman armanmik at
Mon Sep 9 14:06:40 EDT 2002

At 07:45 AM 9/9/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Great write-up, Mike!
>When I replaced my driver's door handle, I found that I could just
>re-arrange the wafers in the new one to match the old ones. Could there
>really be ten different sizes?

Thank you - and two days after I did it, team doorhandle zapped my driver's
door, so I had to do it again - but, hey, at least I had the written

I'm not sure where I read it, but I do think there are ten sizes - the
graduations are very small, and after a few years there is enough normal
wear in the lock cylinder so that if we are off one or even two sizes, it
doesn't really matter. I've gotten lucky, too - sometimes all that is
needed is to re-arrange the wafers I already have.



>- Wallace
>   '87 5kcstq 190k
>Mike Arman wrote:
>> As I recall, there are ten different sizes for the wafers, times seven
>> slots, so there are quite a few possible key combinations available. Don't
>> get lazy and leave some of the wafers out if you can't find one that fits -
>> that will work, but it does compromise the security of the lock.

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