Strattec Update

STRATTEC is now supplying locks and related components for almost 90 percent of General Motors vehicles.


A number of positive changes have occurred at STRATTEC Security Corporation, including the introduction of a new lock mechanism, a significant increase in the production of General Motors locks, and the expansion of “Repair Kits.” These changes will result in more General Motors ignition and...


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STRATTEC will not be offering a pinning kit for these vehicles. It was decided that a “Repair Kit” would be the best and most practical choice for servicing these vehicles.

One significant note is that the past failed supplier had not transitioned to aluminum tumblers from brass. STRATTEC will follow suit for a while and provide brass tumblers in these particular “Repair Kits.” At some point in the future, we may need to transition to aluminum.

Key blanks had to be created for locksmiths and “Repair Kits” for ignition and door locks were added for GM vehicles whose locks were not originally manufactured by STRATTEC.

In addition to the Chevrolet Camaro, for the 2010 model year, STRATTEC will be manufacturing side mill locks for Chevrolet Equinox and the Buick LaCrosse. General Motors is expected to introduce a number of new models over the next several years.

STRATTEC is also introducing several coded ignitions, doors, decks and coded sets that are keyed alike for GM, Chrysler and Ford. The coded sets that are keyed alike include 1 ignition and 2 doors/decks. This enables the locksmith to service the vehicle and keep the keyway consistent. The new coded offerings are listed in table 1.

You can find the applications for all these parts by going to www.strattecproductsearch.com. For more information, contact your local STRATTEC distributor.

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