STRATTEC developed the “codeable lock” for the automotive industry in 2007 and it is now sold under the BOLT Trademark. Patented BOLT Technology is a plate tumbler sidebar style lock mechanism that can be coded to a specific key bitting once it has been assembled. By design, the plate tumbler...
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STRATTEC developed the “codeable lock” for the automotive industry in 2007 and it is now sold under the BOLT Trademark. Patented BOLT Technology is a plate tumbler sidebar style lock mechanism that can be coded to a specific key bitting once it has been assembled. By design, the plate tumbler sidebar lock mechanism resists picking and key bumping.
BOLT locks have spaces, depths and number of wafer tumblers compatible with each vehicle manufacturer and lock mechanism. Unlike a conventional lock, BOLT locks can be installed into a vehicle first, and then coded to the first key that operates the lock.
The bitting is coded by inserting the operating key into the lock’s keyway and rotated clockwise. Once the cylinder has been rotated approximately 180 degrees, the depths of cut are set to the plate tumblers. Each tumbler is coded individually. The key is then rotated to one of the two positions where the sidebar aligns within a cutout in the lock case. The key can then be removed.
This action codes the wafer tumblers against the sidebar, permanently setting the plate tumbler’s depths of cut. Once the plate tumblers are configured, only keys with the same bitting can operate the lock. The tailpiece and the configuration of the lock case determine the rotation of the cylinder.
In 2009, STRATTEC added the 1/2”and 5/8” diameter receiver locks, cable locks, padlocks, trailer spare tire locks and Jeep spare tire locks to the BOLT family of locking products. These BOLT products are designed, assembled and tested to the same automotive quality standards that STRATTEC uses on all of its lock and key products. Noticeable enhancements like the rubberized cover and automotive grade shutter add to weather resistance and help protect the lock body. New products such as a coupler lock and toolbox latch continue to be introduced to the line.
The original BOLT products were only available for Chrysler, Ford and General Motors keyways. Over the years, STRATTEC has expanded the number of keyways available for the BOLT products. In fact, the Ford Side Cut keyway is under development and should be introduced during the last quarter of 2014. The code series is 10,001-11,500.
Today, the STRATTEC Bolt line includes:
Chrysler 84 groove
Note: This will include the Sterling Truck models using the M0001-M2618 code series.
Ford 82 groove
Note: This will include Mazda vehicles using the 0001X-1706X code series.
General Motors Double-sided 75 groove
0000-6999 using the 75 groove keyway only
AA00-ZT51 using the 75 groove keyway only
S000A-S711K using the 75 groove keyway only
O5000-O6999 using the 75 groove keyway only
H0001-H3988 using the 75 groove keyway only
Note: A number of divisions and models including Saturn and the full size Chevrolet vans used the early double-sided key code series with different groove keyways.
General Motors Double Sided 93 groove
Code Series: G0001-G3631
Note: Isuzu Ascender and Suzuki XL7 models use the GM G0001-G3631 code series
General Motors High Security Center Cut 102 groove
V0001-V5573 2014 GMC and Chevrolet pickups
Nissan DA34 Keyway
Code Series: 1-22185
Toyota TR47 Keyway
Weatherproof BOLT Padlocks have a 2” chrome plated, 5/16” diameter hardened steel shackle operated by a spring-loaded double ball bearing locking mechanism. Key can be removed with the shackle open.
Weatherproof BOLT Receiver Locks are available with a stainless steel 1/2” or 5/8” diameter shaft. The 1/2” diameter shaft receiver lock fits Class 1 and 2 trailer hitches that are equipped with a 1 to 1.5-inch square receiver. The stainless steel 5/8” diameter shaft receiver lock fits the Class 3, 4 And 5 trailer hitches with a 2.5-inch square receiver used by original equipment and aftermarket trailer hitch receivers. The lock body has an auto return spring that locks the double ball bearing locking mechanism when the operating key is removed.
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