There are four Chrysler shells. Unlike the Toyota and Lexus shells, the Chrysler shells have only one blade for the M0001-2618 code series. They are the Chrysler 3-Button Type 1 Shell, the Chrysler 3-Button Type 2 Shell, the Chrysler 4-Button Shell and the Chrysler 6-Button Shell.
The differences between the shells are the number and shapes of the buttons. There are two three-button, one four-button and one six-button shells. The three-button shells have different shaped buttons. Before replacing a customer’s remote head key shell, make sure the replacement is correct.
To setup the new shell, whenever possible, try the new shell key in the customer’s vehicle to ensure compatibility. Originate or duplicate the cuts into the new shell blade. Open the shell of the customer’s key. The shell’s halves either screw together or snap together. Once the halves are separated, remove the electronics package and any other parts. Install everything into the new shell. Make sure the buttons operate properly in the new shell.
NOTE: You may want to sell the customer new batteries to ensure proper operation.
MASTER KEYING A VESTIBULE LOCK
Setting up a master key system that includes a vestibule lock requires additional thought and implementation. A vestibule lock is a common entry lock for residences or offices. The common entry lock must be uniquely keyed to accommodate each key bitting that operates the individual offices or residences.
Because the vestibule lock can be combinated with pin chambers having multiple master pins, it is important that the master key system have the first and last pin chambers as constants. The first pin chamber and the last pin chamber should be combinated with only a bottom pin and a top pin. This bitting configuration forces the tenants/owners to insert their key completely into the keyway in order to operate the vestibule lock. This limits the possibility of key picking and having unwanted keys operate vestibule lock.
HPC AUTOMOTIVE SUPER JAW KIT
HPC’s new Automotive Super Jaw Kit, part number ASJ-1200, is designed to secure double-sided key blanks without using shims, matches or wires. The Super Jaw Kit has a double-sided, reversible vise jaw that fits the HPC 1200 Blitz™ code machine. The kit includes the Super Jaw and 20 new double-sided key code cards.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or HPC Inc., 3999 N. 25th, Schiller Park, IL 60176. Telephone: 847-671-6280. Fax: 847-671-6343. Web Site: www.hpcworld.com..
CAR-OPENING TECHNIQUES: 2006-09 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2006-09 Mitsubishi Eclipse. This vehicle is equipped with bicycle style cable linkage and lock-unlock rocker switch.
Care must be taken when inserting, manipulating and removing car-opening tools. Improper procedures may damage or even break the window glass.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2006-09 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Use the High Tech Tools Flexible Long Reach Tool #78SG and a glass wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the #78SG tool into the passenger compartment with the tip pointing downward. Insert the glass wedge between the tool and the glass and use the groove to guide the tool. Slide the tool until the tip is positioned in front of the lock button. Pull back on the tool to rock the button to the unlocked position. Open the door using the outside handle.
Use the HPC CO-80 car-opening tool, an inflatable wedge and a sleeve to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge at the rear corner of the passenger door and inflate according to manufacturer’s specification. Insert the sleeve into the vertical edge of the window glass beneath the wedge. Slide the CO-80 tool into the passenger compartment. Position the tip of the tool on the mechanical or electric lock switch and pull to unlock the door locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside handle.