New for 2012
The new Hyundai Veloster, a three-door coupe is equipped with a two-track external high security lock mechanism. The code series is T1001-3500. This non-transponder-equipped vehicle uses the Ilco HY18-P plastic head key blank or the Hyundai original 81996-1R000 key blank. This key blank also works the 2012 Accent that was introduced during mid-year 2011.
Outdoor Rated Electric Strike
The BHMA 156.31 2001 Grade 1, Trine EN Series electric strikes are rated for both indoor and outdoor applications. The Class A, 3-hour UL Fire Rated electric strikes have a holding force of 2,000 lbs as tested by Underwriters Laboratories. The DC powered EN Series are field reversible Fail Secure or Fail Safe. The stainless steel construction strikes are available in 12 and 24 volts AC or DC. A 12VAC electric strike draws .70 Amps. A 24VDC electric strike draws .15 Amps.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Trine Access Technologies, 1440 Ferris Place, Bronx, NY 10461. Telephone: 718-829-2332. Web Site: www.trineonline.com
Install Date Every Door Closer
In this economy, your customers will thank you if you record the date the door closer was installed. Most door closer manufacturers offer a warranty from one year to 25 years and a few even offer a limited lifetime warranty. Should the installed door closer begin to have problems, leaking, etc., knowing if the closer is covered under a warranty means the difference between having presenting your customer with a new free door closer or having to charge them for a replacement. Free can get you a lot of points.
Without knowing the installation date, it may not be possible to claim the warranty. The photo shows a door closer that was installed on March 2, 1998.
Car-Opening Techniques: 2007-on Acura MDX
This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2007-on Acura MDX. The MDX has been redesigned using bicycle cable style linkage.
Note: the electrical lock unlock button does not operate when the vehicle is in the deadlock position. The primary opening method is to gain access to the passenger compartment using an under the window tool. Once access is gained, the unlocking method varies by tool manufacturer.
Warning: This vehicle is equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the base of the windows. The windows are extremely tight. Use extreme care as the slightest scrape may result in the window glass breaking. Failure to remove the wedges at the time when the tool manufacturer recommends can result in causing the window glass to break.
The direction to rotate these late model 2007-on Acura MDX door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2007-on Acura MDX:
Use the High Tech Tools Long Inside Access 89 Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Separate the glass from the weather strip by positioning a wedge directly above inside door lock button. Insert the Inside Access Tool with the working end pointing towards the front. Reposition the wedge to allow lowering the tool into the door until the shaped portion of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool clockwise until the shaped portion of the tool is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Carefully lift the tool until the working end is within the passenger compartment. Position the working end of the tool in front of the manual door lock button. Manipulate the door lock button towards the front of the vehicle to unlock the locking mechanism. See car opening instructions for removal of the tool.
Use the Pro-Lok AO35 “MCOT-Wide” tool and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 12 inches from the front edge of the rear passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions.