Manufacturers of aftermarket automotive transponder/electric key blanks are introducing significant numbers of key blanks and clonable key blanks that can be used on multiple automobile models.
For example, the new Bianchi Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles are equipped with the Fobik electronic ignition system. This “no mechanical ignition key” system uses RF signals to communicate with the ignition. Two styles are available, the remote with removable emergency key blade and the POD key. The POD key is an alternative mechanical key containing the necessary electronics in the bow portion in order to operate the ignition. The Bianchi part number is BY170-PT. Bianchi also offers the emergency blade for the remote key. The part number is BY171-P.
The STRATTEC 5910834 Toyota key blank is designed for late model Toyota vehicles equipped with the transponder-based engine immobilizer system. This one key blank can operate 16 different Toyota models ranging from 2003 through 2007. Other Texas Instrument engine immobilizer systems can be operated by the newly introduced Jet Hardware MIT12-PHT and MIT13-PHT.
Bianchi has introduced two key blanks for the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles equipped with the Fobik electronic ignition system. The BY170-PT key is the Chrysler Pod key. This emergency or alternative mechanical key has the components necessary to electronically operate the ignition while having a key blade in order to operate the driver’s door mechanical lock. (You know, in case of dead battery, etc.)
The second key blank is the BY171-P, the key blade with release for the emergency key attached to the Fobik remote. Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles equipped with the Fobik system are:
2008-09 Chrysler Town & Country
2008-09 Chrysler 300
2008-09 Dodge Challenger
2008-09 Dodge Charger
2008-09 Dodge Grand Caravan
2008-09 Dodge Magnum
2008-09 Jeep Commander
2008-09 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
2009 Dodge Journey
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Bianchi, Telephone: 800-891-2118. Web Site: www.bianchi1770usa.com.
Ilco has introduced five automotive key blanks for the Saturn Ion, 2008 Isuzu NPR Truck, 2008 Ford Super Duty pickup, Chevrolet circle + transponder with logo, and the Acura “V” chip transponder.
The metal head 2003-05 Saturn Ion key blank has the 93 groove (“Z”) and operates using the G0001-G3631 code series. The Ilco part number is B1115 and the Ilco EZ part number is B106.
The metal head Ilco key blank for the 2008 Isuzu NPR Series Trucks use the 80,000-80,999 code series. There are ten spaces and four depths of cut. The key blank numbers are Ilco X275 and Ilco EZ B1113.
The plastic head, transponder-equipped Ilco B111GCPT is a Chevrolet logo key blank equipped with the circle + transponder. This 93 groove blade ten-cut key blank operates using the G0001-G3631 code series.
For the 2008 model year, Ford introduced a new bow shape for the Ford Super Duty models. These non-transponder equipped key blanks have the 8-cut blade using the 0001X-1706X code series. The plastic bow key blank has the Ilco part number H87-P.
The Ilco HD111-PT key blank is designed for the Acura the 2004-07 TSX and 2004-07 TL 2.5 and 3.2 models. These wafer locks use the 5001-8442 code series. Unlike the previous vehicles, these model/years use the Acura “V ” transponder chip. This transponder chip key blank is not interchangeable with previous model vehicles, nor is this chip clonable.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp, 400 Jeffreys Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Telephone: 252-446-3321. Fax: 252-446-4702. Web Site: www.kaba-ilco.com.
Jet Hardware has introduced four automotive transponder-equipped key blanks. Two of the key blanks are designed for Mitsubishi vehicles, one for Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep Fobik-equipped vehicles and one for Mazda vehicles.The Jet Hardware Y166-PHT is the “POD” Transponder Key for the 2008 Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Dodge Charger, Magnum, Challenger, Grand Caravan, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander, and the 2009 Dodge Journey.Jet key blank MIT12-PHT, is a clonable transponder key for 2000-04 Mitsubishi Diamante, 2000-04 Montero Sport and the 2001-06 Montero.
Jet key blank MIT13-PHT is also a clonable transponder key for 2000-03 Mitsubishi Galant, 2000-05 Eclipse, early 2004 Endeavor (models w/Texas Instruments Crypto “N” chip), Chrysler 2001-05 Sebring Coupe and the 2001-05 Dodge Stratus Coupe. Jet Hardware key blank MZ34-PHT is a clonable transponder key for 2003+ Mazda 6, 2003+ Mazda 3, 2004+ RX-8, 2006+ Mazda 5, 2006+ MX-5 Miata, 2007+ Mazda CX-7 and CX-9. For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Jet Hardware Manufacturing Corp., 800 Hinsdale Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207. Telephone: 718-257-9600. Fax: 718-257-0973l Website: www.jetkeys.com.
STRATTEC has introduced 13 automotive key blanks for transponder-equipped vehicles. The key blanks are designed for “world” and domestic vehicles from manufacturers including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, General Motor, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota. STRATTEC key blank 5907552 is designed for the Acura 2004-07 TL and the 2004-07 TSX. Both of these vehicles use the 5001-8442 code series. The Acura “V ” Key has the letter “V” stamped into blade. This transponder chip key blank is not interchangeable with previous model vehicles. STRATTEC key blank 5907553 is designed for Honda vehicles using the K001-N718 code series. This four-track lock mechanism requires a high security key machine. The Honda “V ” Key has the letter “V” stamped into blade. This transponder chip key blank is not interchangeable with previous model vehicles. This Honda key blank is designed to operate:
STRATTEC part number 5907793 key blank is designed for the Mitsubishi 2001-006 Montero, 2001-004 Montero Sport and 2001-006 Diamante. These vehicles use the E5001-7679 code series.
STRATTEC key blank 7003526 is designed for late model Nissan and Infiniti vehicles equipped with the transponder-based engine immobilizer system. This key blank, the Nissan N4 is designed to operate:
–2003+ Nissan 350Z
–2004+ Nissan Murano
–2005-06 Nissan Altima
–2005+ Nissan Pathfinder
–2004+ Nissan Armada
–2004+ Nissan Quest
–2006+ Nissan Frontier
–2004+ Nissan Titan
–2004-06 Nissan Maxima
–2005+ Nissan X-Terra
STRATTEC key blank 5910834 is designed for the following late model Toyota vehicles equipped with the transponder-based engine immobilizer system.
– 2003-06 Camry and 2007 Camry USA
–2006-07 FJ Cruiser
–2003-07 Land Cruiser
–2007 Tundra USA
–2005-07 Scion tC
STRATTEC key blank 692810 is designated for the 2008 Ford Taurus. The Taurus key blank incorporates an encrypted chip into this three-button Integrated Key Transponder (IKT) with the Ford logo on the rear of the key.
STRATTEC key blank 692812 is designated for the 2008 Mercury Sable. The Sable key blank incorporates an encrypted chip into this four-button Integrated Key Transponder (IKT) with the Mercury logo on the rear of the key.
STRATTEC key blank 692814 is designated for the 2008 Ford Taurus X. The Taurus X key blank incorporates an encrypted chip into this four-button Integrated Key Transponder (IKT) with the Ford logo on the rear of the key.
STRATTEC key blank 5910762 is designated for the 2008 Mazda Tribute. The Tribute key blank incorporates an encrypted chip into this four-button Integrated Key Transponder (IKT) with the Mazda logo on the rear of the key.
STRATTEC key blank 5902386 is designated for the 2004+ Pontiac Grand Prix. This Pontiac logo key blank contains a read-only transponder.
For the 2008 model year, Chrysler introduced the Pod Key, an alternative (or emergency key) for vehicles equipped with the “Smart Key.” The STRATTEC 5909874 Pod key has a mechanical blade used to unlock the driver’s door on many models in order to gain access if the battery is dead or the electronics are not functioning. The bow of the Pod key is shaped to accommodate the ignition receptacle. When the bow is inserted into the ignition, the key and the ignition system communicate to permit the engine to be started and the vehicle driven when using a properly programmed Pod key. This key is available on 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Jeep Commander, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Magnum vehicles.
STRATTEC has introduced the generic circle + transponder- equipped 93 groove key blank 5903089. This GM logo key blank can be used on all Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Buick, Saturn, Cadillac and Hummer vehicles through 2008 that use the Circle + technology.
Another new STRATTEC Circle Plus technology key blank is part number 5904001. This Cadillac logo Circle + key blank can be used on the 2008 CTS, 2006-08 DTS, 2004-08 STS and the 2007-08 Escalade/ESV/EXT.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or: STRATTEC Security Corp., 3333 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209. Web Site: http://aftermarket.strattec.com