Locksmithing etc., July 2013

 

 

Locking Key Ring

Monarch Coin & Security Inc. offers tamper-evident key control systems for securing up to a unlimited number of keys. These key control systems are constructed of solid stainless steel shackles or stainless steel aircraft cable attached to a key operated machined aluminum body. The cable and shackle terminals are secured using either a tubular, Duo or Medeco lock cylinder. The locking bodies have colored polyurethane boots that protect the lock assemblies, and can be used to identify each key ring by color, available in 15 colors.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Monarch Coin & Security Inc., Telephone: 859-261-4421. Web Site: www.MonarchCoin.com.

 

Caprice Police Model

The 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice police model (PPV) appears to be a re-badged Holden Statesman using the 60,000 to 62,113 code series. These high security locks use a sidewinder style key. The locks are similar to the Pontiac G8. The transponder is a Philips 2nd Generation Crypto.

Aftermarket key blanks are available clonable or programmable.

According to Bianchi, the HC1UTK100  read/write key blank can be cloned. Comparable key blanks are the:

Ilco cloning compatible key blank is the EK3P- GM45

JMA USA clonable key blank is the TPX4-GM-49D.P

I have not tested either the Ilco or JMA cloners with this vehicle.

The Ilco programmable key blank is the GM45FPT

The JMA USA programmable key blank is the TP12-GM-49D.P

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 2004+ Cadillac SRX

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2004-up Cadillac SRX Crossover. These vehicles are equipped with vertical linkage rods and locking buttons.

These vehicles are equipped with multi-layer weather stripping. Before inserting a tool, use diluted liquid dish soap to lubricate the weather stripping and help prevent breaking the window. Dish soap will dissipate with water, where a lubricant can stain the surrounding area.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock 2004-up Cadillac SRX Crossover:

 

Use the High Tech Tools 'S' Tool 47 and a wedge to unlock the front passenger’s door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge forward of the outside door handle assembly. Position the car-opening tool with the shaft in line with the front of the outside door handle assembly. Insert the car-opening tool into the door cavity with the tip pointing to the rear of the vehicle. Lower the tool until the tip is beneath the bottom of the outside door handle assembly. Twist the 47 Tool clockwise until the linkage rod is within the hooked tip. Bind the linkage rod and carefully raise the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Pro-Lok A0-10 "Original Slim Jim", an inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 8 inches from the rear edge of the front passenger door window glass. Inflate the wedge. Insert the inspection light into the door cavity 6 inches from the rear edge of the window glass and identify the vertical linkage rod. Insert the A0-10 tool 4 inches from the rear edge of the window glass. Lower the tool 8 inches into the door cavity. Slide the tool forwards one inch to contact the vertical linkage rod. The locking button will move when the rod is contacted. Engage the car-opening tool onto the linkage rod and carefully lift up to unlock the door locking mechanism.

 

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Lubricate the weather stripping. Begin by inserting the thin plastic wedge to help establish an opening for the inflatable wedge. Insert the inflatable wedge at the top rear corner of the front passenger door. Make sure that 50 percent of the inflatable wedge is within the opening before inflating. Inflate the air wedge, making sure there is enough room for the Frameless Window Tool.

Slide the Frameless Window Tool Black Tip into the passenger compartment carefully to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish or damaging the weather stripping. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the tool to move the handle into the unlocked position. Open the passenger door by pulling on the outside door handle.

 

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the front 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 tip of the tool to contact the lock/unlock control or position the tool's 90-degree bend tip behind the inside door handle. Pull back on the tool to move the handle into the unlocked position or move the control to the unlocked position. This will unlock the locking mechanism. Open the passenger door by pulling on the outside door handle.

 

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1017 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge forward of the passenger door outside handle assembly, sufficient to provide access to the hooked end of the car-opening tool. Carefully insert the TT-1017 into the door cavity with the hooked end can grip the vertical linkage rod from the outboard side of the door. Carefully lower the tool 5 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 towards the front of the vehicle until the linkage rod is trapped within the hooked tip. Continue to maintain pulling pressure on the tool and lift to unlock the locking mechanism.

 

The direction to rotate the driver's door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

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

High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Web: www.hightechtools.com.

Pro-Lok, 655 Hariton St., Orange, CA92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Web: www.pro-lok.com.

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Web: www.z-tool.com.

Steck Manufacturing Company, 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web: www.steckmfg.com.

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train), 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Web: www.lockmasters.com.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. Contact 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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