TRANSPONDER-EQUIPPED VESPA MOTORCYCLES
Late model Vespa scooters have RF (radio frequency) transponder equipped keys. To operate the engine, a properly cut key is required and a preprogrammed transponder must be is read by the scooter.
To program additional keys or any keys, all keys must be properly cut and must be available to the “scooter” as it will “forget” the already programmed transponder-equipped keys.
To program transponder-equipped keys, the brown/red key that came with your scooter is required. If this key is not available, transponder equipped keys cannot be programmed at this time. The only option is to replace the CDI unit of the scooter. The brown/red key cannot be replaced. The plastic card with a key code on it is worthless.
If the brown/red key is available, then have all of the operating (blue) keys available in order to program them. Timing is important. This procedure needs to be completed in about 10 seconds.
Insert the brown/red key in ignition, turn it to the on position (without starting the engine) and then turn it to the off position and remove the key within 3 seconds.
Insert the first blue key in the ignition, turn it to the on position (without starting the engine) and then turn it to the off position and remove the key within 3 seconds.
Repeat this step with all remaining blue keys.
Insert the brown/red key in ignition again, turn it to the on position (without starting the engine) and then turn it to the off position within three seconds. All of the blue keys that were inserted and operated should be programmed.
Check to make sure each key can start the scooter. If not, repeat the procedure. Again, timing is important. If it doesn’t work, too much time was used to perform the procedure.
Note: It’s been reported that the orientation of the key matters during the procedure. The keychain hole must be up on each key to program.
Major Manufacturing has introduced the LMB Lock Mounting Brackets, part number LMB-033, developed to install Adams Rite style locks into aluminum door stiles. One end is offset for use with radius stiles; the other end is flat for radius stiles with a weather strip channel down the center. The brackets are 1” wide and 2-1/2” long and are zinc plated to resist rust.
The bracket mounting holes are tapped 10-32. Two brackets per pack come with mounting screws and rubber spacers.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Major Manufacturing, Inc., 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806. Telephone: 714-772-5202. Fax: 714-772-2302. Website: www.majormfg.com.
Bianchi has introduced the Decryptor component designed to operate with the Bianchi Repli-Code 7 TX and the 30.01 or higher software to clone Philips® Crypto 2nd generation transponders. The Bianchi TK60 electronic chip is designed to mimic this Philips Crypto chip without requiring a battery.
Fourteen blades are designed to operate with the TK60 electronic chip. A sampling of the vehicle manufacturers and the keys include the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep FOBIK and the STRATTEC 692352 key, the GM circle + and the STRATTEC 692933 key, the Acura and Honda “V” chip, Infiniti and Nissan NI02 key.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Bianchi USA, Inc., 800-891-2118 or www.bianchi1770usa.com.
CAR-OPENING TECHNIQUES: 2003-UP EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR
This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2003-up Ford Expedition and 2003-up Lincoln Navigator. These vehicles are equipped with unprotected vertical lock control linkage that connects to the locking button.
Care must be taken when inserting, manipulating and removing car-opening tools. Improper procedures can result in damage or even breaking the window glass.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2003-up Ford Expedition and 2003-up Lincoln Navigator.
Use the High Tech Tools “S” Tool #47 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge between the weather stripping and the glass forward of the vertical locking button. Insert the #47 car opening between the wedge and the vertical locking button. Lower the tool into the door and rotate clockwise to contact the vertical rod. The locking button will move when contacted. Bind the vertical locking rod within the tool and lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the HPC CO-76 opening tool and a wedge and an inspection light to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the vertical locking button in the front passenger door. Insert the inspection light in order to identify the vertical locking rod. The CO-76 is factory bent at a curved 90-degree angle. This is the proper angle for attacking the vertical rod. Carefully insert the CO-76 into the door cavity. Lower the tool into the door to gain access to the vertical rod. Carefully push the two handles together extending the hooked end. Manipulate the car tool until the hooked end of the tool captures the vertical locking rod. The locking button should move when the vertical rod is contacted. With the vertical rod in the hooked end of the tool, pull the handles apart to bind the rod. Carefully raise it to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the Pro-Lok AO38 car-opening tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 10 inches from the rear edge of the front passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the inspection light and identify the angled vertical locking rod. Insert the small end of the AO-38 tool into the door two inches from the rear edge of the window with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool 11 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool 45 degrees clockwise and position the tip of the tool against the vertical locking rod. Capture the vertical locking rod with the tool. Bind the rod. Lift the tool to unlock the locking mechanism.