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Where can I get an ignition key for a Yanmar YB8 engine?
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It doesn''t work quite like that.

The key is not specific to the engine. You just need a key-operated three-pole ignition switch. They are available form any auto-parts store and come with a brand new key for about $15.

You can undo the old switch cylender form the bulhead it si mounted on. Note down which wire connects to which pole (DO NOT LOSE THE BIT OF PAPER) and take the switch along with you to the parts store, this will make sure you get not only the right part, but one that fits into the existing hole.


Much less hassle then getting a locksmith to mould and cut a new key to fit the old ignition switch.


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The key and ignition I currently have are both Yanmar (Yanmar key 120), just can''t find a dealer that has the key blanks for the YB8, only new complete ignitions (that are considerably more expensive than the option you mentioned).
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I had the same problem. I searched high and low before I found a locksmith who could reproduce my key. Even then, he had to jury-rig it from a different blank and charged me about $10 (but with a money-back guarantee if I found it didn''t work). Just find the biggest, badest locksmith in your area.
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You can go to any chandelry and for $20.00 or less get a replacement ignition piece that will fit the yanmar panel, and is more robust. I replaced mine off a 2qm15 in about 15 minutes, and it works better than original. (The yanmar replacement was over $100+)
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i disagree with the advice that you need to replace the whole ignition because you need another key. I would call yanmar us or a dealer like mack boring or oldport marine in newport; keys are a dime a dozen and shudnt be this hard to come by for such a popular engine. your cost shud be less than $25 and zero time replacing anything. come on guys.
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In my case, the key to start my Yanmar 3GM is as common as the cold. I once mistakenly used the key that opens the lock on the lazarette, and it worked! I can''t imagine the key for your ingnition being that rare.

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Hello,

I would just replace the ignition switch.

When I bought my boat, the broker could not located the key. So he kept trying various other keys for Universal Diesel engines. After trying about 5 keys, one worked, and that''s the one I got.

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We also did not have the key when we purchased our current boat. It has a 2QM15.

The parts guys in our marine store said there are only 2 Yanmar keys - a flat key and a cylindrical one. We needed the flat one and $13 later we could start the engine.

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I have a Yanmar 3YM20 Ihave been told that the keys are standard fit all if you cant get one try Marine power UK Marine Power Ltd. Yanmar Diesels - MerCruiser - Racor - Separ

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Category:Engine Parts & Accessories > Yanmar Engines and Parts > Yanmar Keys - Ignition / Panel
Manufacturer: Yanmar
Part Number: 124070-91290
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Ignition Switch Key, 2 Pack
Ignition switch key for YSM, 2QM15, 1GM, 2GM, 3GM, 3HM, 3HMF, 1GM10, 2GM20, 3GM30, 3HM35F Yanmar engines. This is a set of two identical keys; one to use and one for a spare.

Our price: $13.54 - each


KEY FOR IGNITION SWITCH/2 per pkg Yanmar 124070-91290 Sailboat Supplies, Engine Parts and Boat Parts


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