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#1 yvokinevo

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:48 AM


I just picked up my 1994 Rover Mini yesterday. I'm not a stranger to cars, I've been modding them for over 20 years, mostly VWs, BUT Miles (my Mini) is my FIRST Mini. I'm American but have been working/living in Japan for 6 months now. I'm looking forward to learning a ton from y'all and doing a lot of work on Miles.

But first... Is it normal to have three different keys? I have one for the ignition, one for doors & boot, and one for the gas cap. Just wondering!

Thanks in advance for your patience and help as I navigate the world of Classic Minis!

- yvo

P.S. attached photo is of Hans and Miles meeting for the first time! 😍

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#2 Mini Manannán

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:47 AM

Welcome aboard.


  yes, three keys is normal :-)


Nice dawg :-)

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:57 AM

It was normal for all cars before the 1990s.  In the 80s most cars had a common ignition and door key but still a separate fuel cap key and before that the door and ignitions keys were different too. 

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:32 AM

Having 3 keys just makes us extra special 👍

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:54 AM

Hello & welcome to the forum


3 keys are normal - takes 3 keys to start the little beast's


modern cars aren't special enough to have 3 keys





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Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:30 PM

Konnichiwah, y'all !


[ I think that's stereotypical enough  ;-) ]


Three keys? Pah! I had to buy a set of lock barrels to get to three keys. When I acquired my Mini, it came with with a bunch of five! 



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