Lock etc column

Notes From the Detroit Auto Show 2014 GM Sierra and Silverado pickups will have the HU100 keyway ignition lock in a CSS type of steering column. This 2-Track high security key is used by General Motors on the late model Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, LaCrosse...


These four remotes have the same part numbers as equally equipped 2011-up Dodge Chargers.

 

New Lishi Tools and Complete User Guide

Lishi has introduced the B107 Direct Reader, the B110 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder and The Complete Genuine Lishi User Guide & Training Manual.

The guide covers the Lishi 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder, Direct Readers, sequence picking and lock information. Lishi kits include the tool, the Complete Genuine Lishi DVD and a Genuine Lishi Bookmark.

Lishi has instituted training schools for their products.

For more information, visit the Lishi web Site: www.Lishitools.com.

 

Car Opening Techniques:1996+ Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 1996 and newer Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full size vans. Different method for opening these vans are provided by the car-opening tool manufacturers.

These vehicles are equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the trim panel. Use liquid dish soap to lubricate the weather stripping before inserting a tool. Dish soap will dissipate with water, where a lubricant can stain the door trim panel or the surrounding area.

Note: Some of these vans have barricades behind the front seats. Find out where the keys are. Occasionally the keys will be locked in the rear of the van, especially if the child safety is activated.

 

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 1996 and newer Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full size vans:

 

Use the High Tech Tools Downward Hook 91 Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a wedge just forward of the outside door handle. Insert the 91 Tool through the opening created along the center of the weather stripping. Lower the tool into the door cavity just below and to the rear of the inside door release. Slide the tool into the opening in the doorframe and contact the lower diagonal linkage rod Trap the linkage rod in the hook of the car-opening tool, bind and manipulate forward to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-38 “Honda Tool” car-opening tool, inspection light and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge 13 inches from the rear edge of the glass. Insert the "small hook" end of the AO-38 tool nine inches from the rear edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool 14 inches. Rotate the tip of the tool 90 degrees counterclockwise. Lift the tip of the tool up under the lower horizontal linkage at the diagonal. Capture the rod within the tip. Bind and slide the tool forward to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ car-opening tool, a wedge and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge along the upper portion of the doorframe to relieve gasket pressure. Insert the inflatable wedge along the center of the forward edge of the door. Inflate the wedge. Slide the Frameless Window Tool into the passenger compartment above the wedge. Slide the tool in carefully to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the handle to unlock the door locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside handle.

 

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge or inflatable wedge into the top corner of the door. Once the door has been wedged out, insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the 90-degree bend tip behind the inside door handle. Pull on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Pull on the handle a second time to open the door.

 

The Tech-Train Productions method is to remove the light that is mounted directly above the license plate in the rear cargo door. Use a 7 or 8MM socket. The horizontal linage rod is directly above the light. On 1996-97 models, you can use your finger to unlock the bell crank. On the 1998 models, General Motors installed a sheet metal guard. The linkage end can still be accessed using a finger; however, it may be easier to use a TT-1000 car-opening tool to push the base of the bell crank to your right. In 2003, GM installed a plastic shield. Use the TT-1006 car-opening tool to unlock the rear cargo door.

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