Lucky Line Key Shapes
2013 Caprice police car
Master Lock Integrated Cable Lock
Ilco PVC key blanks
Ilco Armed Forces Key Blanks
Major Mfg. HIT-41AR3
2013 Look-up Guide
Keyline NS100 Kit
Keyline Y100 Kit
Ilco Decorative Key Blanks
Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced three lines of residential key blanks: College Key Blanks, PVC Molded Head Key Blanks and the United States Armed Forces Key Blanks.
Fifty-three college and university logos are available on a KW or SC1 bladed PVC key blank. The KW blade will accommodate the KW1 and KW10 applications.
Choices for the style of the key blank include a round headed key blank with the school logo, and a basketball, football, baseball or hockey style. For example, a football PVC key blank will have a helmet shape in the school colors and the insignia.
PVC Molded Head Key Blanks offer a design choice that is the general shape of a butterfly, baseball glove or hamburger, or a round shape design that can include four Aces, Green Frog or skull. These PVC key blanks are available with KW or SC1 blades.
According to Ilco, these three-dimensional design key blanks come with an attached key chain. All PVC key blanks are ordered five per keyway per design combination.
United States Armed Forces Key Blanks have an oversized bow to display the military branch of service or the waving American Flag. On the thumb side of the key blanks is the name Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy. On the finger side, there is a saying. For example, Air Force has “AIM HIGH…FLY, Fight, WIN” with stars and a jet in the background.
Armed Forces key blanks are ordered five per keyway and design, fifty per box or as an assortment of five each of the six designs in both keyways. The assortment includes an acrylic merchandiser.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp. , web site www.kaba-ilco.com/key-systems, then clikc on Literature and select applicable pdf downloads.
New Visual Status Indicator
Von Duprin has introduced the visual lock/unlock status indicator for the 98/99 Series Rim Exit Devices. The status indicator built into the center case provides visual verification indicating the condition of the exterior trim. The trim can be locked or unlocked from the interior. The visual status indicator is available as an option on new exit devices and as a retrofit kit. It is available as keyed or thumb-turn inside.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor.
Kawasaki Vulcan 900
Starting in 2005, The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 (VN900) began using the G8001-G9000 code Series. Unlike previous models using this "G" code series, the key blank and the first cut locations are different.
The VN900 uses the Barnes KA-19, Bianchi KAW15P, Ilco KW15BP, Jet KA30NP and JMA KAW-7P. This shoulder stop key as the first cut at .315". The cut-to-cut spacing is .0985".
The other models, including the Kawasaki KLR650 and the Nomad, use the Barnes KA-18, Ilco X259, Jet KA29-NP and JMA KAW-2I key blanks and the .217" spacing to the first cut.
Major Mfg. HIT-41AR3
Major Mfg has introduced the HIT-41AR3 router template for Adams Rite 7130 and 7430 Series Electric Strikes. The HIT-41AR3 is designed for use in a center hung 4” or 4-1/2” wide frame.
These Adams Rite Electric Strikes have a larger 1-1/4” x 6-7/8” faceplate. They are designed to replace an Adams Rite deadbolt lock when converting to a deadlatch lock. The 7130 and 7430 Series Electric Strikes have a longer 6-7/8” faceplate that will cover the deadbolt strike opening.
The HIT-41AR3 template is secured to the frame by the use of Tec point drill screws. When the screws are removed, the holes created for the template screws are used to locate the factory mounting brackets.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Mfg., 1825 Via Burton, Anaheim, CA 92806. Telephone: 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com.
Advanced Diagnostics Key Look-up Guide
Advanced Diagnostics USA has released the 2013 Look-up Guide for the T-CODE PRO and the MVP PRO. This 160-page guide provides information necessary to program keys for most vehicles equipped with an engine immobilizer. Information is divided by make and model year; type of ignition lock; mechanical key or proximity; key blank numbers and PIN requirements.
To download the guide, go to: http://www.adusa.us/attachments/File/KEY_LOOK_UP_GUIDE_for_QUICK_DOWNLOAD_3-4-2013.pdf
New Keyline Kits
Keyline USA has introduced two new cloning kits, the NS100KIT for Nissan and Infiniti keyless systems and the Y1000KIT for Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge keyless systems.
The NS100KIT consists of the NS100 device and the NS34P mechanical key. It can clone 21 Nissan and Infiniti keyless models. These include:
- 2008-2012 Infiniti EX35
- 2009-2012 Infiniti FX35
- 2009-2012 Infiniti FX50
- 2011-2012 Infinti G25
- 2008-2011 Infiniti G37 (2 door)
- 2009-2012 Infiniti G37 (4 door)
- 2013 Infiniti JX35
- 2006-2010 Infiniti M35
- 2011-2012 Infiniti M37
- 2006-2010 Infiniti M45
- 2011 Infiniti M56
- 2007-2013 Nissan Altima (2 door)
- 2007-2013 Nissan Altima (4 door)
- 2009-2011 Nissan Cube
- 2011-2013 Nissan Juke
- 2011-2013 Nissan Leaf
- 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima
- 2009-2012 Nissan Murano
- 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2013 Nissan Quest
- 2013 Nissan Sentra
The Y100KIT consists of the Y100 device and the Y159P mechanical key. It can clone 18 Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge keyless models. These include:
- 2008-2011 Chrysler 300/300C
- 2008-2013 Chrysler Town & Country
- 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
- 2011-2012 Dodge Ram 1500
- 2006-2010 Dodge Ram 2500/3500HD
- 2011 Dodge Ram Chassis Cab
- 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger
- 2008-2010 Dodge Charger
- 2013 Dodge Dart
- 2011-2012 Dodge Durango
- 2008-2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
- 2009-2010 Dodge Journey
- 2009 Dodge Magnum
- 2013 Jeep Commander
- 2006-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Keyline USA at www.keyline.it
Integrated Cable Lock
Master Lock has introduced the Integrated Cable Lock, a multi-point sliding body cable lock. This cable lock can be equipped with one or two locking cables to secure multiple items. The stainless steel body is equipped with push-to-lock mechanism. The cables are made of braided steel with a PVC coating. On one end is a loop. To secure, with the cable removed, slide the locking end through the objects to be secured. Then slide the locking end through the loop. Insert the locking end into the lock body. For multiple uses, secure the remaining equipment with an optional second cable.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Master Lock , telephone 800-464-2088 or web site www.masterlock.com.
Lucky Line Key Shapes
The Lucky Line Key Shapes Key Blanks have been expanded to include the Treble Clef, a tape measure and the Earth. These shaped, brass key blanks have deep color saturation enamel to resist scratching and fading. They are available in the Kwikset and Schlage "C" keyways. The Kwikset key blanks are compatible with WR5 and WR3 key blanks.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Lucky Line Products, Inc., 7890 Dunbrook Road,San Diego, CA 92126. Telephone: 800-654-6409. Web Site: www.luckyline.com.
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: 2001-up Audi A6/S6
This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturer's recommended techniques for opening the 2001-up Audi A6/S6. These four-door sedans are equipped with bicycle style cables.
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 door trim panel or the surrounding area.
Use the following methods to unlock the 2001-up Audi A6/S6 sedans:
Use the High Tech Tools 78SG Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a one hand Jack system and an inflatable wedge towards the middle of the top of the front passenger doorframe. Carefully wedge out the doorframe to provide access for the car-opening tool. Insert the 78SG through the opening created along the upper rear vertical edge of the doorframe. Slide the tool into the passenger compartment and hook the front passenger door handle or engage the lock release button to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the Pro-Lok A0-24 "MCOT-Handle Opener Tool" and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge 16 inches from the front edge of the front passenger door window glass. Inflate the wedge. Insert the A0-33 MCOT- Separator Tool seven inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing rearwards. Insert the AO-24 car-opening tool 13 inches from the front edge of the window glass with the operating end of the tool facing forward. Lower both tools 13 inches into the door cavity and rotate them beneath the bottom edge of the window glass. Deflate the wedge. Lift the AO-33 tool gradually into the passenger compartment, creating a gap for the car-opening tool. Lift the AO-24 tool into the passenger compartment and rotate counterclockwise to position the tip of the tool behind the pull handle. Rotate pull handle rearward to unlock the door locking mechanism.
Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge just above the midline of the rear edge of the front passenger door window frame. Insert the Frameless Window Tool between the inflatable wedge and the top rear corner of the front door frame. Manipulate the tool until the tip is wrapped around the inside door handle. Carefully pull on the tool as far out as possible to open the door.
Use Steck Manufacturing’s BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the plastic wedge or inflatable wedge into the top of the door. Insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the 90-degree bend tip against the lock release button or pull out on the inside handle to open the door.
Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1015 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge near the inside door handle. Carefully insert the TT-1015 tool into the door cavity with the tip pointing forward. Carefully lower the tool until the bend in the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool counterclockwise until the bend is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Carefully raise the tool until the bend is just visible. Immediately remove the wedge. Continue to raise the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Carefully lever the tool until the top is between the inside handle and the handle trim. Lever the handle out as far as possible. Allow the handle to almost return to the rest position. Just before, lever the handle out as far as possible and lift up on the outside door handle to open the door.
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 manufacturers of car-opening tools:
High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015 Website: www.hightechtools.com
Slide Lock Tool Co., 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.
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