Automotive security is continually evolving. As locksmiths, we have seen car alarms, engine kill switches, content alarms, VATS/PassKey, and transponder-based anti-theft systems including mechanical key operated and variations of “keyless” ignition systems. With transponders, we have a number of...
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One Bianchi battery-less electronic chip equipped head, the BTK60, is compatible with vehicles whose transponder based anti-theft systems are operated using the Philips Crypto transponder chip. The BTK60 is compatible with 14 different keyway horseshoe blades. The plastic horseshoe portion of the blade attaches it to the head.
An advantage of the Bianchi BTK60 electronic cloning system is that the electronics are built into an installable/removable head. One BTK60 can be used with any of the 14 horseshoe blades. There is no need to stock complete key blanks.
The Bianchi battery-less electronic chip equipped head BTK60 and blades can be used to create the key blanks listed in our Bianchi chart in the print issue.
The Ilco Electronic Head key blanks operate using the EH3P electronic key head. This installable/removable head is designed to operate with 13 blades. The complete electronic head key blanks are compatible with vehicles whose transponder based anti-theft systems are operated using the Philips Crypto transponder chip.
An advantage of the Ilco electronic clonable key system is that the electronics are built into an installable/removable head. One EH3P can be used with any of the 13 horseshoe blades. There is no need to stock complete key blanks.
For servicing the Ilco Electronic Keys, Ilco developed a head removal tool that separates the EH3P head from the blade assembly. The tool is designed to press against the two molded snap tabs using the proper amount of pressure. This disassembly tool reduces the potential damage to the components of electronic two-part keys while trying to disassemble. The Ilco part number is EK3RT - (EH3) Head Removal Tool.
The Ilco Electronic Head EH3P and blades can be used to create the key blanks listed in the Ilco chart in our print issue.
JMA manufacturers a clonable transponder chip to clone the Philips Crypto transponder called a TPX3 transponder. This clonable transponder chip is the same size as the other JMA transponder chips.
JMA sells their key blanks that operate vehicle equipped with the transponder based anti-theft system with or without a transponder chip. The JMA shells do not contain a transponder chip. A JMA transponder chip can be removed from a JMA transponder-equipped key blank and installed into a JMA shell. This enables locksmiths to reuse a programmed JMA Philips transponder chip if the blade is mis-cut, worn or broken.
An advantage of the JMA transponder key system is that the transponders are installed after the shell or key blank has been manufactured. One JMA clonable Philips transponder can be used with any of the 19 JMA shells. In this regard, there is no need to stock complete key blanks since transponder can be loaded as needed.
JMA transponders and shells can be used to create the key blanks listed in the JMA chart in our print issue.
There are more than 160 models of vehicles using the Philips Crypto transponder chip technology for the engine immobilizer system. Having cloning equipment that can clone the fixed code transponders and the encrypted transponders including the Philips Crypto enables you to clone keys for approximately 400 vehicle models.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following companies cited in this article:
Bianchi USA. Telephone: 800-891-2118. Web Site: www.bianchi1770usa.com.
Kaba-Ilco. Web Site: www.kaba-ilco.com.