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Bianchi, Ilco and Jet Hardware offer two-piece, circuit board-equipped key blanks with heads and attachable blades. Each manufacturer offers a variety of different head and blade choices. The basic advantage is the heads can be installed onto different key blades providing a number of different electronic key blank configurations. In addition, if a circuit board-equipped key blade wears or the customer wants the bitting changed, a completely new key blank is not required. Simply remove the head and after cutting and testing the bitting, install the customer’s head onto the blade. No need to program or clone, plus the customer can save money.
Bianchi has just introduced the TK100 electronic key head for their two-piece keys. The battery-less TK100 circuit board-equipped key head is designed to take the place of the Bianchi TK24, TK40 and TK60 electronic key heads. The TK24 is designed to clone most of the Temic T2 and T5, Megamos fixed code, Philips fixed code and Texas Instruments fixed code transponders. The TK40 key head is designed to clone most of the Texas Instruments Encrypted transponders. The TK60 head is designed to clone most of the Philips Crypto (circle +) and the “V” chip. Eight blades operate with the TK24 head. Fifteen blades operate with the TK40 head. Seventeen blades operate with the TK60 head. The Ford 40 Bit two piece circuit board key blank having the 8-cut blade complete key blank is the FD21UTK40 (TI only) or FD21UTK100. The head is the TK40 or TK100 and the replacement blade is FD21U.
Ilco two-piece electronic key blanks are available with the EH3 and the EH3P heads. The EH3 head is designed to clone most of the Texas Instruments Encrypted transponder chips. The Ilco EH3P head is designed to clone most of the Philips Crypto (circle +) and the “V” transponder chips. Fourteen blades operate with the EH3 head. Thirteen blades operate with the EH3P head. The General Motors (+) two-piece circuit board key having the 93 (Z groove) blade complete key blank is EK3P-B111. The head is the EH3P and the replacement blade is EB3-R-B111.
Note: Ilco has most fixed code clonable transponder-equipped key blanks available.
Jet Hardware two-piece electronic key blanks are available with the SCH-1 and SCH-3 heads. The SCH-1 head is designed to clone most of the Temic T2 and T5, Megamos fixed code, Philips fixed code and Texas Instruments fixed code transponders. The SCH-3 head is designed to clone most of the Texas Instruments Encrypted transponders. Five blades operate with the SCH-1 head. Twelve blades operate with the SCH-3 head. The Jet Hardware two-piece circuit board clonable key blanks part number have an “N” in the middle. For example, the Chrysler Y160 two piece version has the complete part number of Y160-N-PHT. The head is the SCH-3 and the replacement blade is Y160-N-B.
A locksmith can order multiple blades with a limited number of heads in order to create the head and blade match to operate a specific vehicle. For example, a Texas Instruments Encrypted circuit board head can be used with blades for Chrysler, Ford 40 Bit, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota 40 Bit models. The Philips Crypto (circle +) and the “V” chip circuit board head applications include the late model Chrysler, GM, Honda, Land Rover, Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The ability to clone transponder and circuit board-equipped keys is not universal. The only transponder that is almost universal to all cloning equipment at this time is the Temic, Megamos and Phillips Fixed Code transponders used by most automotive key blank companies including JMA USA (TP05) and Ilco (Silca T1, T2 and T5).
Many encrypted clonable transponder and circuit board-equipped key blanks can only be cloned using their company’s equipment. This means most of the Bianchi circuit board keys cannot be cloned using Ilco or JMA cloning equipment. Most of the Ilco circuit board key blanks cannot be cloned using Bianchi, Jet Hardware, STRATTEC or JMA equipment. And some of the JMA encrypted transponder-equipped key blanks cannot be cloned using Bianchi, Ilco, Jet Hardware or STRATTEC equipment.
Important: Most of the cloning equipment available can read other companies’ transponder and circuit board-equipped keys and then clone the value onto their clonable transponder-equipped and/or circuit board-equipped key blanks.
JMA USA transponder key blanks are similar to the two-piece electric keys as they are designed so a transponder can be removed and also key blanks can be ordered less transponder. A locksmith can order multiple key blanks and a limited number of transponders. This provides the ability to stock more transponder accommodating key blanks.