Locksmithing etc. Nov. 2013

Hager 8400 Power Operator Hager Companies introduces the 8400 Series Low Energy Power Operator designed for the pull or push side of a 36" to 48" wide door weighing up to 350 pounds. The handed 8400 Series auxiliary output voltage is 500mA @ 24VDC...


For classroom function mortise locks equipped with a mortise cylinder on the interior that can lock or unlock the exterior, Major Mfg. has introduced an indicator sign that is installed behind the interior mortise cylinder. The red plastic indicator sign is about 2-1/2” outside diameter with a 1-5/32” hole that fits over a standard mortise cylinder. The lettering and directional arrows are white. Each sign has double sided tape for securing the indicator sign.

The Lock Indicator Sign comes in two versions, with arrows pointing clockwise (LIS-100-R) and counterclockwise (LIS-100-L).

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Major Manufacturing. Telephone 714-772-5202. Web Site: www.majormfg.com.

 

IPATS Update

STRATTEC has discontinued the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury logo IPATS 40 Bit plastic head transponder-equipped key blanks. Replacement 80 Bit transponder-equipped key blanks operate vehicles designed to operate using 40 Bit transponder-equipped keys.

Discontinued Part Numbers and their replacements are as follows:

  • Ford: 5913441replaces Discontinued 599114
  • Mercury: 5913439 replaces 599179
  • Lincoln: 5913437 replaces 691259
  • Lincoln Valet: 5913437 replaces 69125

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC at Web Site: www.aftermarket.strattec.com

 

2013 Transponder Book

Auto & Bike Pros has introduced their 2013 transponder book for United States and Canadian applications. The spiral bound 8-12" by 11" manual as approximately 1-1/2" thick. Divided into nine sections beginning with an introduction to transponders and a short guide to using this book, all necessary information is available for originating, duplicating, and re-shelling transponder-equipped keys.

Section 2 contains the list of compatible model years vehicles. The information for each listing includes up to 15 key blank suppliers' part numbers, lock decoding tool manufacturer information, transponder code series, bittings and programming/servicing tool manufacturers. There is information on programming and valet keys.

Section 6 covers re-chipping, including information on key housings and transponders, key reusing, shell interchange and TI Crypto generator information.

The last three sections cover key cutting and VATS, Onboard Programming and ECU/ECM Flashing.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Auto & Bike Pros, 945 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117. Web Site: www.autoandbikepros.com.

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 2001-13 Toyota Prius

This month we will offer car-opening tool manufacturers’ recommended techniques for opening the 2001-13 Toyota Prius. The Prius is equipped with bicycle-style cables in place of linkage rods. This eliminates using in-the-door car-opening tools. The factory alarm system will attempt to relock the vehicle as soon as it is unlocked. Sometimes a second person is a good idea.

Important: When using through-the-door tools, tape the end of the tool to prevent scratching the interior.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2001-13 Toyota Prius:

 

Use the High Tech Tools 65 tool to unlock 2001-03 models by attacking the rear passenger door and the 35 tool to unlock 2004-up models by attacking the front passenger door.

To unlock the 2001-03 models, insert a wedge directly above the inside door lock button. Insert the tool into the door cavity with the handle facing the rear of the vehicle. Reposition the wedge to allow the tool to be lowered. Once the arch of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass, rotate counterclockwise until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the glass. Raise the tool until the tip is visible. Move the tip of the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove the car-opening tool.

To unlock 2004-up models, insert a wedge directly above the inside door lock button. Insert the tool into the door cavity with the handle facing the rear of the vehicle. Reposition the wedge to allow the tool to be lowered. Once the arch of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass, rotate counterclockwise until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the glass. Raise the tool until the tip is visible. Move the tip of the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove the car-opening tool.

 

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