Ignition Keys

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    • #4850
      Jon Scales
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      As with all older vehicles the keys tend to get old and tatty, the ones we have inherited are definitely of that ilk.

      The spares that my parents had look to be ones bought off the shelf and cut to the correct shape, brass/bronzey looking. I am presuming the everyday one I use with the plastic surround is the original, but this is starting to split.

      Contacting the Jaguar Heritage parts they advise they can supply the ignition key given the VIN Number, but obviously if the ignition has been replaced their part will be different. Is there a way of double checking the ignition key number? And is it possible to get a hold of a key similar to the original, Jaguar Heritage advise theirs are only the flat metal type similar to those used for the doors?

      Thanks

      Jon

    • #4859
      Mark Thorley
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      John, look at EBay
      Item Number302263307387. Is this what you are looking for? Correct WASO key.
      If shipment to the UK is a problem I’m sure one of our Forum members there would kindly ship it on to you if sent to them first within the US 🙂

    • #4879
      Jon Scales
      Participant

      Exactly what I was looking for.

      Thanks

      Jon

    • #4889
      Mark Thorley
      Participant

      Good to hear ?

    • #4961
      Robin
      Participant

      How interesting, I always thought my 1987 XJS-C Waso key was an aftermarket copy replacement, not the original key.
      You learn something everyday.. so that is the original Jaguar supplied key, not very grand is it, no growler head or jag logo – just Waso!

      I think I might just order a replacement from triple-C- motors in Arizona as although expensive I cannot find them any cheaper elsewhere in USA and none at all in U.K. that I can find..

      Mine is a little worn now and a replacement would make sense.

      Thanks for that Mark.

      Robin

    • #4983
      Mark Thorley
      Participant

      Apparently Robin, according to the description on the listing,this WASO key was also used on Jenson Cars too but to name a few. Imagine that….

    • #5018
      Jon Scales
      Participant

      Looks like I may have struck gold!!! Spoke to a friendly locksmith that I use at work and for home bits who has apparently located some for me over here in the Isle of Man for £2.50 or so a shot. Will let you all know the result when they arrive hopefully next week, TT permitting with deliveries and road closures.

      Jon

    • #5022
      Mark Thorley
      Participant

      Great news John, buy them all and I’m sure plenty on here, including myself would be willing to purchase a spare or two at a price more favourable than those over the Pond

    • #5028
      Robin
      Participant

      Hi Jon, I await your update as to the keys suitability but put me down for two Waso keys if enough are available.

      Robin

    • #5029
      Robin
      Participant

      Hi Jon, I await your update as to the keys but put me down for two Waso keys if enough are available.
      Happy to pay in advance.

      Robin

    • #5790
      Robin
      Participant

      Jon, did you manage to procure any of those Waso keys?

      Robin

    • #5853
      Jon Scales
      Participant

      I have been waiting for some time…..apparently there have been issues with the plastic coating, so these are still on order. I have been provided with a picture of something similar as a tide me over option…just waiting on those to arrive as well…I will let you all know as and when…

      Jon

    • #14430
      Jon Scales
      Participant

      This has been a long time coming but I have managed to acquire a number of the WASO style ignition keys for the XJS. They do not have WASO written on them but look pretty good. See picture below;

      Photo 1646

      These are completely blank so can be cut accordingly.

      Cost £6.00 plus any P&P

      Jon

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