The Key Code and we believe the part numbers are stamped on the cylinder, shown in Photo 29. In Photo 30, you can see the cylinder with the key up to it and they both have the C265 number on them. Photo 31 shows the cylinder with key removed, and you can see the wafers popping up.
Now you might say, “Okay. We can repair or replace the wafers.” Not so fast. We could not get the wafers out without destroying them. This is the first time we have seen this car and we still are not sure what is holding the wafers in the cylinder, but we had to force the wafer out of the door cylinder. This bent and pushed the soft metal tumbler to where it is no longer usable (Photo 32). There was a very small nipple on the reverse side of the wafer holding them into the cylinder. We tried several different approaches and nothing worked, short of forcing the tumbler out. That ruins it for reuse.
We can only suggest that you have a pin kit for this vehicle and hope you can put them back in without damaging them. As you will see later, all the wafers in the ignition come out easily.
At this point we have completed the door lock removal and disassembly. Part 2 of this article will address servicing the ignition lock, key cutting and transponder programming.