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Old 10-12-2006, 05:34 PM
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Missing keyhole cover!!!

So I get out of work early yesterday and opened my passenger door to toss my briefcase onto the passenger seat, when I noticed that the keyhole cover is missing. I know that it doesn't have a lock cylinder in there, but for lack of a better term...I'm using keyhole cover. I didn't see any scratches around the handle, which may indicate very little force to remove it. Do these things just snap off or do you guys think someone was trying to break in my G. I park in a garage work and security guard walks around frequently. Has anyone experience something like this? I called my dealership and they replaced it this morning for free. I feel great that they replaced it no cost to me, but makes me wonder why they were so quick to approve something like this. I just wanted to know if this was a common issue with our cars.
Old 10-12-2006, 05:38 PM
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mine is there. First time i hear bout this, but then there is always first time for everything
Old 10-12-2006, 05:43 PM
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i can pop it off of your car in about 10 seconds...i think someone just wanted it for their driver side and was too poor to buy one so they took yours
Old 10-12-2006, 06:04 PM
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So those things just pop off? I thought that I saw a screw at end closest to the rear of the car that may possibly hold it in. Is this not the case?
Old 10-12-2006, 07:50 PM
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yes they just pop right off. took me less than 30 seconds to install mine
Old 10-12-2006, 07:52 PM
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Man thats sad, people can afford to buy a G35 but not the $20 keyhole cover.
Old 10-12-2006, 07:57 PM
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If it was stolen, then consider yourself lucky that the guy didn't mess up the border around the keyhole cover. A couple weeks ago somebody tried stealing my car by putting a screwdriver or something into the border of my panel and keyhole cover.

When it came to repairs I got quotes around $500 cuz of repainting and taking off the panel to hammer it back into shape. All that for about a centimeter worth of damage.
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can someone please be kind enough to take a picture of what the hell a keyhole cover is... im confused and want to see if my car has it or not! lol because i really dont have a clue
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can someone please be kind enough to take a picture of what the hell a keyhole cover is... im confused and want to see if my car has it or not! lol because i really dont have a clue
Take a look on your driver side door handle and notice how there is a keyhole and the passenger side doesn't? Well that cover on the passenger side with no keyhole is the cover that they are all talking about it. People, including myself, have bought an extra passenger side cover to put on our driver side door handle to cover up the keyhole.
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Its the part of your door handle that doesnt move when you pull on the handle. On the driver's side it has a keyhole in it. They call this piece an escutcheon...

From Wikipedia:


* An escutcheon is also an item of door furniture. In this case, it is an architectural item that surrounds a keyhole or lock cylinder. Escutcheons are mainly decorative; they draw the eye to the keyhole, but some help to protect a lock cylinder from drilling, snapping etc.
* An escutcheon is also used in bathroom plumbing. It is the chrome plate behind a **** on a shower's temperature and water flow control.
* In the German army under the National Socialist regime, military awards worn on the sleeve near the shoulder were also called escutcheon or shields.
* On ships, the escutcheon is the name plate on the rear of the vessel.
* Military escutcheon, a chromolithography depicting the military record of a veteran, which were produced in the United States from the end of the Civil War until about 1907. [1]

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funny thing mine was missing it flew off in the freeway..i got the escutcheon.
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Take a look on your driver side door handle and notice how there is a keyhole and the passenger side doesn't? Well that cover on the passenger side with no keyhole is the cover that they are all talking about it. People, including myself, have bought an extra passenger side cover to put on our driver side door handle to cover up the keyhole.

OHH DUH! lol thanks bro
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Thanks everyone who responded. I guess that I am lucky that there isn't more damage and that my dealership (Infiniti of Annapolis) covered it. Like most of you, I don't understand why someone with a moderately priced luxury car can't afford a $30 part when most of us spend more just puting gas in our cars. Anywayz, I digress.
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Angry Damn those thiefs...

Mine just got stolen yesterday. No sign of any prying with a screwdriver. I'm surprised they didn't take a few seconds longer to take the clear corners, too. Where can I get the driver side escutcheon for $20-$30?

Last edited by G4CE; 10-13-2006 at 03:38 PM. Reason: Replaced cover with the correct term --> escutcheon.
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You can get em at Riverside Infiniti..


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