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CHRYSLER UPDATE The 2006-on Dodge Charger is factory equipped with an ignition lock not available through the aftermarket. The Original Equipment ignition lock on the 2006-on Dodge Charger is wafer only, being equipped with double throw wafer...

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Want a lock to secure the doors of your service vehicle? Take a look at TUFLOC Locks. These surface mount, hinge appearing locks are manufactured of investment case 304 stainless steel and equipped with a Medeco® high security five-pin tumbler lock cylinder. A turn of the key releases the central bolt and unlocks the TUFLOC. A spin free carbide rod in the bolt resists sawing.

To lock and unlock a TUFLOC requires using the key. TUFLOC locks are available key retained or non-key retained. Lock cylinders can be removed and replaced.

TUFLOC supplies six grade five carriage bolts for installation. The lock bolt holes are recessed to resist tampering.

For more information or to purchase, contact TUFLOC Locks, 1406 Fifth Street, SW , Canton , Ohio 44702 . Telephone: 800-321-0870 or 330-452-9132. Fax: 330-452-2557. Web Site: www.esmet.com



Auth-Florence has made a running change from mail box locks produced by the Wind Lock using the AF code series to a Hudson mail box locks using the H4001-H5000 code series.


According to On-Star, the service unlocks approximately 46,000 vehicles per month.



Slide Lock Tool Co., Inc. has introduced the 2007 Grand Master Z-Tool System manual and “The Big Reach” 60-inch, one-piece car-opening tool.

For more information, contact Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd. , Louisville , TN 37777 . Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.


MBA USA, Inc. offers a number of replacement mechanical safe deposit box locks including locks for S&G 4440, Kaba-Mas A400, Diebold 175-05, Mosler 5700, Kaba Ilco 5400 and S&G 4500. Where handed, the replacement locks are available as either left or right.

For more information, contact MBA USA, Inc., 200 Orchard Drive , Nicholasville , KY 40356 . Telephone: 888-622-5495 or 859-887-0496. Fax: 859-887-9491. Web Site: www.mbaUSA.com.



Chevrolet Colorado , GMC Canyon , Isuzu i280/i350, and Hummer H3

This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2004-on Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, 2006-on Isuzu i280/i350, and 2006-on Hummer H3. These vehicles are equipped with bicycle-style cables in place of linkage rods.

Note: The inside door handles are designed not to unlock and open the door without first unlocking the locking mechanism. The inside lock control rocker is slick and putting a bit of duct tape on the tip of the under the window tool will avoid potential scratch marks.

IMPORTANT: These vehicles have multi-layer weather stripping and a tight fitting window that can cause problems when inserting wedges or tools into the door cavity. Be careful to avoid damaging the weather stripping.

The following opening methods can also be used to unlock the 2004-on Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, 2006-on Isuzu i280/i350, and 2006-on Hummer H3:

Use the High Tech Tools “Inside Access” Tool #35 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by separating the glass from the weather stripping using a wedge just to the rear of the inside door handle. Insert the #35 tool just forward of the wedge. Make sure the tip of the tool is pointing forward. Reposition the wedge to the front edge of the window. Slide the tool into the door until the “V” shaped portion of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool counterclockwise in order for the tool to be on the interior side of the glass. Raise the tool until the tip is visible in the passenger compartment. Tilt the tool so the tip is positioned in front of the door lock button. Pull on the door lock button towards the rear of the vehicle in order to unlock the locking mechanism.

Use the HPC CO-60 opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedges eight to ten inches apart in the forward corner of the front passenger door. Insert the CO-60 tool into the door cavity until the loop is beneath the bottom of the window. Rotate the tool so the loop is on the interior side of the window. Remove the wedges. Carefully raise the car-opening tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool so the tip is positioned against the inside lock control button. Flip the button towards the rear to unlock the door locking mechanism. Note: Carefully follow the car-opening tool instruction for proper removal of the tool.

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