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  1. #1
    Ryan
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    Default How to lock the glove box

    I have a dumb question.

    I bought a new nissan altima 2006 several months ago. When I got the
    car, I was given a key and a remote.
    Recently I realize that the glove box has a lock, but I can't lock the
    box using the same key that I use to open the door and start the
    engine. I can't even insert the key into the key hole.

    I called the dealer. They insist that there's not an extra key and I
    can lock the glove box using the same key that I use to start the car.

    I guess I need to drive all the way to the deal to check it but anyone
    here maybe know a quick answer?

    Thanks.




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  2. #2
    : P
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    Default Re: How to lock the glove box

    is your remote an Intelikey? do you actually need the key inserted into the
    ignition switch to start the car or can you just turn the ignition switch
    on? if you have the Intelikey remote, it already contains a key which can
    be used to gain vehicle access, should the remote not work.
    it sounds like you're using the valet key to enter and start the car. valet
    keys aren't able to lock/unlock the glove box. as intended, valet keys only
    allow the user to unlock doors and start the vehicle.


    "Ryan" <binlin365@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1181004532.569897.192830@m36g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
    >I have a dumb question.
    >
    > I bought a new nissan altima 2006 several months ago. When I got the
    > car, I was given a key and a remote.
    > Recently I realize that the glove box has a lock, but I can't lock the
    > box using the same key that I use to open the door and start the
    > engine. I can't even insert the key into the key hole.
    >
    > I called the dealer. They insist that there's not an extra key and I
    > can lock the glove box using the same key that I use to start the car.
    >
    > I guess I need to drive all the way to the deal to check it but anyone
    > here maybe know a quick answer?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >






  3. #3
    G
    Guest

    Default Re: How to lock the glove box

    You should have 2 MASTER KEYS and 1 VALET KEY and 2 REMOTES.

    The Master keys will work in ALL locks. The Valet key will start the car but
    WILL NOT work in the Glove Box, Trunk Lock or Seat Back lock.From what you
    are telling us it appears that the dealer only gave you was a Valet key. The
    dealer is full of shit.

    If you bought a "new car" you should have got from the dealer an owners
    handbook, 3 keys and 2 remotes.Were you not given a owners handbook/manual
    with the car??? Its that book you get with the car, its generally in the
    glove box, the book nobody reads. In the handbook it explains the keys.


    "Ryan" <binlin365@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1181004532.569897.192830@m36g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
    I have a dumb question.

    I bought a new nissan altima 2006 several months ago. When I got the
    car, I was given a key and a remote.
    Recently I realize that the glove box has a lock, but I can't lock the
    box using the same key that I use to open the door and start the
    engine. I can't even insert the key into the key hole.

    I called the dealer. They insist that there's not an extra key and I
    can lock the glove box using the same key that I use to start the car.

    I guess I need to drive all the way to the deal to check it but anyone
    here maybe know a quick answer?

    Thanks.



  4. #4
    Ryan
    Guest

    Default Re: How to lock the glove box

    Thanks for all the replies! The problem is solved.

    I did get two master keys, one backup master key and two remotes. My
    06 Altima (2.5) has no valet key.
    The backup key (the one I was using) is made by the dealer. the
    problem is that it's not a perfect copy of the original key. The head
    of the backup key is a little bigger than the original key. Although
    it can start the car with no problem, it didn't get into the glove box
    lock smoothly. I pushed it really really hard last night and it
    eventually got into the key hold and worked. This morning I tried the
    same thing using one of the original master keys, it just simply
    worked and need no force at all.

    On Jun 4, 7:48 pm, Ryan <binlin...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have a dumb question.
    >
    > I bought a new nissan altima 2006 several months ago. When I got the
    > car, I was given a key and a remote.
    > Recently I realize that the glove box has a lock, but I can't lock the
    > box using the same key that I use to open the door and start the
    > engine. I can't even insert the key into the key hole.
    >
    > I called the dealer. They insist that there's not an extra key and I
    > can lock the glove box using the same key that I use to start the car.
    >
    > I guess I need to drive all the way to the deal to check it but anyone
    > here maybe know a quick answer?
    >
    > Thanks.




  5. #5
    E Meyer
    Guest

    Default Re: How to lock the glove box

    Your "backup master" key is the valet key. They are fatter by design so
    they won't fit into the glove box lock. You probably damaged the lock
    forcing it in there.


    On 6/5/07 10:24 AM, in article
    1181057082.980179.101710@m36g2000hse.googlegroups. com, "Ryan"
    <binlin365@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Thanks for all the replies! The problem is solved.
    >
    > I did get two master keys, one backup master key and two remotes. My
    > 06 Altima (2.5) has no valet key.
    > The backup key (the one I was using) is made by the dealer. the
    > problem is that it's not a perfect copy of the original key. The head
    > of the backup key is a little bigger than the original key. Although
    > it can start the car with no problem, it didn't get into the glove box
    > lock smoothly. I pushed it really really hard last night and it
    > eventually got into the key hold and worked. This morning I tried the
    > same thing using one of the original master keys, it just simply
    > worked and need no force at all.
    >
    > On Jun 4, 7:48 pm, Ryan <binlin...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> I have a dumb question.
    >>
    >> I bought a new nissan altima 2006 several months ago. When I got the
    >> car, I was given a key and a remote.
    >> Recently I realize that the glove box has a lock, but I can't lock the
    >> box using the same key that I use to open the door and start the
    >> engine. I can't even insert the key into the key hole.
    >>
    >> I called the dealer. They insist that there's not an extra key and I
    >> can lock the glove box using the same key that I use to start the car.
    >>
    >> I guess I need to drive all the way to the deal to check it but anyone
    >> here maybe know a quick answer?
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    >



  6. #6
    E Meyer
    Guest

    Default Re: How to lock the glove box

    Given that the glove box is nothing but a piece of plastic held in place by
    plastic hinges and a couple of screws, how much security do you expect from
    it? It only takes a minute to remove it from the car completely. If you
    want real security, don't leave the hope diamond in there when you valet
    park the car.

    If your "backup master" visually matches the other keys in all dimensions
    and attributes, then it is possible they simply made a marginally bad copy
    or used the wrong blank. Take it back and ask them to try again, or verify
    that it is in fact a valet key.

    On 6/6/07 10:41 AM, in article
    1181144496.079417.49600@w5g2000hsg.googlegroups.co m, "Ryan"
    <binlin365@gmail.com> wrote:

    > But the "backup master" key can still lock and unlock the glove box
    > with a little bit force. Other two keys also work.
    > My question is that a valet key should have no way to operate the
    > glove box even with a little force, right??
    >
    > If the deal didn't give me the valet key, I can ask them but if the
    > "backup master" key is indeed the valet key, then I'm surprised that
    > the security of the glove box can be so easily *broken*.
    >
    > On Jun 5, 10:51 am, E Meyer <epmeye...@msn.com> wrote:
    >> Your "backup master" key is the valet key. They are fatter by design so
    >> they won't fit into the glove box lock. You probably damaged the lock
    >> forcing it in there.
    >>
    >> On 6/5/07 10:24 AM, in article
    >> 1181057082.980179.101...@m36g2000hse.googlegroups. com, "Ryan"
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> <binlin...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>> Thanks for all the replies! The problem is solved.

    >>
    >>> I did get two master keys, one backup master key and two remotes. My
    >>> 06 Altima (2.5) has no valet key.
    >>> The backup key (the one I was using) is made by the dealer. the
    >>> problem is that it's not a perfect copy of the original key. The head
    >>> of the backup key is a little bigger than the original key. Although
    >>> it can start the car with no problem, it didn't get into the glove box
    >>> lock smoothly. I pushed it really really hard last night and it
    >>> eventually got into the key hold and worked. This morning I tried the
    >>> same thing using one of the original master keys, it just simply
    >>> worked and need no force at all.

    >>
    >>> On Jun 4, 7:48 pm, Ryan <binlin...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> I have a dumb question.

    >>
    >>>> I bought a new nissan altima 2006 several months ago. When I got the
    >>>> car, I was given a key and a remote.
    >>>> Recently I realize that the glove box has a lock, but I can't lock the
    >>>> box using the same key that I use to open the door and start the
    >>>> engine. I can't even insert the key into the key hole.

    >>
    >>>> I called the dealer. They insist that there's not an extra key and I
    >>>> can lock the glove box using the same key that I use to start the car.

    >>
    >>>> I guess I need to drive all the way to the deal to check it but anyone
    >>>> here maybe know a quick answer?

    >>
    >>>> Thanks.- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >



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