2012 Ram Cargo Vans
According to a number of sources, Chrysler has renamed the Dodge Grand Caravan as the Ram cargo van or Ram C/V. The 2012 Ram C/V has a 1,800-lb. cargo payload and up to 3,600 pounds in towing capability. Power is supplied by a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine producing 25 mpg highway. There is a 160-amp alternator and a 20-gallon fuel tank. The Ram Cargo Van has a commercial-tuned ride and heavy-duty, load-leveling suspension to maximize payload capability. The Ram C/V will be built at the Chrysler Group Windsor (Ontario) Assembly Plant and will go on sale third-quarter 2011.
SDC 474U Touchless Exit Switch
The SDC no-touch wall mounted switch has up to a four-inch read range. The infrared sensor has no moving parts, eliminating the need for physical contact with the sensor in order to activate the switch. Simply waving a hand in front of the sensor activates it. A dual LED illuminates status with red indicating standby and green indicating active.
The 12VDC sensor has a DPDT (Double Pole- Double Throw) Dry Contacts whose activation time is one second or as long as the sensor is triggered. The 474U Touchless Exit Switch mounts into a single gang box.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Security Door Controls (new address), 801 Avenida Acaso, Camarillo, CA 93012 . Telephone: 805-494-0622. Web Site: www.sdcsecurity.com.
Nissan 2012 NV
Nissan has introduced its version of the commercial van in three base models - the NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD. The NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD are available with the high roof and a V8 engine. The high roof provides approximately 21 additional inches of headroom. The cargo area is approximately 120 inches long by 70 inches wide. A person over six feet tall can easily standup in the cargo area. The transponder-based engine immobilizer is only available on the SV models.
For more information contact your local Nissan dealership or www.nissancommercialvehicles.com/NV.
New Jet Hardware Keys
Jet Hardware has introduced five transponder-equipped, non-manufacturer logo automotive key blanks, shown in our chart.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Jet Hardware Manufacturing Corp., 800 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn, NY 11207. Web Site: www.jetkeys.com.
Arrow Lock Occupancy Indicator Deadbolt
Arrow Lock has introduced the Occupancy Indicator Deadbolt for visual notification and privacy control. An “In Use” sign can be seen in the external assembly window when the bolt has been thrown. This ANSI A156.5, Auxiliary Locks, Grade 2? deadbolt lock has a solid steel bolt with hardened steel pin insert. When thrown, the one inch bolt extends from the front.
This deadbolt has an emergency key override that can unlock the door from the exterior. The override key can be inserted and removed in the deadbolt retracted or extended positions.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Arrow, 3625 Allegheny Drive, Salem, VA 24157. Telephone: 800-839-3157. Web Site: www.arrowlock.com.
Hyundai Key Code Issues
A locksmith called with a 2008 Hyundai Sonata key code that was provided by Hyundai as T1094. The correct prefix is “F” as the key blank is an HY15. When cutting keys by code for Kia or Hyundai, be sure to check that the code series is correct for the model year of the vehicle.
Loctite is a manufacturer of bolt and screw thread adhesives. These products are available in three applications. The Threadlocker Red 271™ is for permanent locking and sealing screws and bolts. Threadlocker Red 271 cures in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. Once cured it is only removable by heating up parts to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242® is for locking and sealing screws and bolts that require disassembly for servicing using standard hand tools.