Okay the plot thickens...
I've now been having problems with 3 of the 4 locks on my 94 Escort.
I've had a new key cut from the Master key to no avail.
The 3 'dodgy' locks are quite intermittent, the drivers door lock being
the most persistenly problematic. I can lock all doors okay. I can
unlock the boot lock and the ignition lock intermittently, the drivers
door lock I can hardly ever open at all. The red 'master key' unlocks
all locks okay.
Seemingly the locks are worn enough to be picky with anything but a
perfect key. I went to my local Ford dealership and basically said
whats the best option...obviously thinking on fitting them myself
i.e. Have a full set of locks or have the ignition, drivers door and
boot locks made up to fit my current key.
The full set which requires Key programming, therefore a custom new
master key made up weighed in at £320, whereas three locks made up to
my current key at around £270 - This is extortion.
The three locks on their own were a mere £75, quite reasonable I
think, but THREE hours labour to make the locks to my key whacked the
cost right up!
I was wondering what is the best course of action for me to take, I've
read in vagueness that it's not particularly hard to make the locks up
yourself. This being the case, could I go and buy JUST 3 new locks, and
then 'modify' them to my key?
Any instructions/information on this being done?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.