For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or DORMA Americas at Dorma Drive, Drawer AC, Reamstown, PA 17567-0411. Telephone: 800-523-8483. Web Site: www.dorma-usa.com.
New to Me
According to parts persons at Chevrolet agencies in Illinois and Minnesota, these dealerships will no longer furnish coded lock cylinders unless you are the registered owner of the vehicle. Uncoded locks will be available.
New Haworth Key Blank
Haworth has a new desk lock key and code series. The code series is HW001-HW300. The key blank is a new double-sided. Original key blanks are available from Blue Dog. The part number is key BD714. Key codes are not available at this time.
When fitting keys to this lock, the plug can be removed when it is in the unlocked position. To remove the plug, insert a pick to the rear of the keyway and lift the retainer wafer. The plug will slide out of the housing.
The double sided key blank shoulders are offset. Use the short side shoulder for alignment. Align the short side shoulder against the code machine jaw on the bottom when making cuts on the long side. Reverse the position when originating the depths of cut on the short side.
Long side spacing is: 0.173" - 0.339" - 0.504".
Short side spacing is: 0.091"- 0.256" - 0.421".
Depths are: 1- 0.291" 3- 0.260" 5- 0.228".
For more information or to purchase they key blanks, contact Blue Dog at: email@example.com.
Advanced Diagnostics AD900Pro Update
Advanced Diagnostics has introduced software for the AD900Pro cloning machine. The new software enables the AD900Pro to read the JMA TPX4 transponder equipped keys.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Advanced Diagnostics at Web Site: www.adusa.us.
Miz Engineering & Evergood Locks
If you need keys or locks for Miz Engineering or Evergood, Delta Lock Company is the North American Service Center. Delta Lock is located at 180 Keyland Court, Bohemia, NY 11716. Telephone: 800-835-3580. Web Site: www.deltalock.biz.
IMBAC Rolling Gate Kiosk Keys
Aftermarket key blank numbers for an IMBAC movable kiosks with roll down gates are Ilco PR91C and JMA PR7.
Installing a Lock Device
Sometimes you just cannot get the measurement perfect when installing a lock device such as a power door operator onto a hollow metal of aluminum doorjamb. If the lock device has an aluminum back plate, here is a possible solution. Sometimes one or two holes that do not exactly line up after a couple of screws have been installed. Take a correct size tap mounted into a drill motor. Slide the tap into the partial opening, and slowly thread the opening. The tap will remove some of the aluminum back plate and some of the doorjamb material providing a threaded opening that will accommodate the mounting screw.
FIAT 500 Spaces and Depths
The Fiat 500 uses an internal sidewinder lock mechanism.
The spacing is: .1023 cut-to-cut
1- .098" 2- .201" 3- .303" 4- .406"
5- .508" 6- .610" 7- .713" 8- .815"
The depths of cut are: Increment: .0315"
1- . 166" 2- .135" 3- .103" 4- .072"
The Fiat 500 uses a shoulder stop key.
The only key blank for the aftermarket at this time is Ilco SIP22EHP-SI and Bianchi FT22UTK100.
Car-Opening Techniques: 2004-up Acura TSX
This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturers' recommended techniques for opening the 2004-up Acura TSX. The 2004-up TSX is equipped with vertical locking buttons on the front and rear doors. The linkages within the door are completely shielded.
Note: some car-opening tool manufacturers have specific dates for their opening methods. Before attempting to unlock a vehicle, read and follow the manufacturers' instructions.
Warning: Remove wedges prior to bringing the car opening tool into the passenger compartment. If not, the pressure may result in a broken window. This vehicle has extremely tight fitting multi-layer weather stripping.
The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2004-up Acura TSX: