Locksmithing etc. May 2012

New Caterpillar Code Series Caterpillar appears to have two new code series for their 2012 trucks. We have received one key code from each series. One code series appears to use Chrysler depths and spaces and the Y157 style key blank. These double-sided...

Use the Pro-Lok AO-07 Astro Tool, an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the inflatable wedge 11 inches from the rear edge of the front passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the inspection light seven inches from the rear edge of the window in order to identify the vertical linkage rod. Insert the small hook end of the AO-07 car-opening tool into the door cavity five inches from the rear edge of the window glass with the tip facing forward. Lower the AO-07 10 inches. Rotate the tool 90 degrees counterclockwise and lift the tool until it contacts the vertical rod. Gently lift the AO-07 tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Inverted Z-Tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a wedge into the passenger door towards the forward end of the outside door handle. Slide the large end of the Inverted Z-Tool into the door cavity with the tip of the tool pointing forward. Lower the tool six to eight inches. Rotate the tool counterclockwise one-quarter of a turn until the large end points towards the left rear corner of the cab. Pull up on the tool until it contacts the horizontal portion of the vertical linkage rod. Contacting the linkage rod will cause a slight movement of the lock button. Pull up on the linkage rod to lift the vertical lock button to the unlocked position to unlock the locking mechanism.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1017 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the outside door handle assembly. Carefully insert the TT-1017 into the door cavity until the car opening tool shaft is against the weather stripping before rotating the tool. Rotate the TT-1017 until the hooked end is on the outboard side of the linkage rod. Carefully lower the tool until it is about five inches deep in the door. Rotate the tool clockwise until it contacts the vertical linkage rod. The locking button will move slightly. Once the tool contacts the linkage rod, pull the tool forward until the rod is trapped within the hooked tip. Continue to maintain pulling pressure and lift the tool to unlock the locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate 2004-up Ford F-150 pickup door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise for the passenger or drivers door lock.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers.

High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 1-800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015. Website: www.hightechtools.com

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470, Website: www.pro-lok.com.

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

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train), 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093. Website: www.lockmasters.com.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car opening tool manufacturers. Write or fax to Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: jerry.levine@cygnus.com.




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