Locksmithing Etc.

AN ARGUMENT AGAINST VAN SIGNS Many locksmiths have some form of signage on their service vehicles. It has been an excellent way to attract attention and gain new business. Unfortunately signs can also attract unwanted attention. Driving an unmarked...


For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or A1 Security Mfg., Telephone 877-725-2121.

 

SCHLAGE ACQUIRES DOOR HARDWARE DIVISION  

Schlage Lock Company LLC, a business unit of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired the assets of the Door Hardware Division of Fusion Hardware Group. Fusion™, is a designer and manufacturer of decorative door hardware and accessories including handle sets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, and accessories.

 

TOYOTA “G” CHIP TRANSPONDER

The Toyota “G” key blank uses a Texas Instruments 80 bit transponder. The basic 80 bit transponder is the same as the Ford 80 bit transponder that is being used on the 2011 F-Series heavy Duty pickups and the 2011 Mustangs. Even though they are the same, each is made unique by the Ford and Toyota programming.

The “G” stamped into the blade just beneath the plastic head identifies original equipment Toyota “G” keys. The photo is from a 2010 Toyota Venza. There should not be a problem programming these keys. However, it is probably a good idea to check your instruction manual. It appears that at this time, cloning is not an available option.

 

CAR-OPENING TECHNIQUES: 1994-2002 Land Rover / Range Rover

This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 1994-2002 Land Rover / Range Rover. These large sport utility vehicles are equipped with inside vertical lock control linkage rods inside the doors that are unprotected. These years of Range Rovers are not equipped with the deadlocking mechanism.

Important: Be extremely careful when inserting, manipulating or removing the car opening tool from the door cavity. If the tool becomes wedged against the window, it can break the glass.

 

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 1994-2002 Land Rover / Range Rover.

 

Use the High Tech Tools ‘S’ Tool #47 and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge between the weather stripping and the glass along the front edge of the outside door handle assembly. Insert the ‘S’ Tool #47 into the door cavity with the tip pointing rearward in forward of the wedge. Lower the tool into the door manipulating it towards the rear until the tip contacts the vertical linkage rod. When contacted the locking button will move. Capture the vertical locking rod. Twist the #47 car opening tool to bind and lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the HPC CO-76 opening tool, a wedge and an inspection light to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge just forward of the vertical locking button of the front passenger door. Insert the inspection light to determine the location of the lazy pawl. Insert the CO-76 car-opening tool into the door cavity. Push the handles together to extend the hook end from the tube. With the tip of the tool in line with the vertical linkage rod, grasp the rod and pull the handles apart to secure the rod. Carefully lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-01 Slide Lock Tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge seven inches from the front edge of the rear passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the inspection light and identify the vertical rod directly beneath the locking button. Insert the U-end of the AO-01 Slide Lock Tool into the door one inch from the front edge of the window with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool nine inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool 90 degrees clockwise. Lift the AO-01 tool until the tip is directly under the base of the vertical locking button. Lift the tool to unlock the locking mechanism. Deflate the wedge.

 

Use the Slide Lock Serpent Tool™ and a wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge behind the locking button far enough to accommodate the Serpent Tool. Carefully insert the car opening tool into the door cavity with the tip pointing forward. Lower the tool until the tip is beneath the locking button. Manipulate the tip of the tool until it contacts the vertical locking rod and the bottom of the locking button. Carefully raise the tool to unlock the locking mechanism.

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