we have a 97 r reg fourtrak 2.8 tdx. we bought it second hand and were only given 2 keys with it. one key has a slim black hexaganol end and it opens the doors and petrol cap but will not start the engine.
the other key has a bulbous grey end with the daihatsu logo on, it wont open the doors or petrol cap but it will start the engine.
now the missus has snapped the thin black ended key in half in the drivers side door lock. she thinks that the end of the key is not in the lock but i think it has to be.
this has never happened to me before and i dont know what the hell to do to be honest!
ive just rang a diahatsu dealer in swansea and he said they can get copies of the ignition key if i give him the chassis and reg no. but they cant get copies of the key that opens the doors. he said my only bet is to try and find both halfs of the key and then go and try to get a copy cut. he said if the keys in the door lock and it wont come out and i cant get a copy cut then i would need a complete set of new locks i.e. door, ignition, key and decoder box and id be looking at around £800.
one question arises, is the original bulbous grey key that starts the ignition meant to open the doors as well? i ask because i have a horrible feeling someone at sometime has had either the door locks or igniton changed which is going to complicate things.
Can anyone offer advice on what to do?