Automotive Locksmithing

  • Taking Another Look at THE KABA-ILCO TKO TRANSPONDER KEY ORIGINATOR

    Nine out of ten of the top selling vehicles in North America today are equipped with transponder-based anti-theft systems. In 1995, only two car models were equipped with this type of system. As we are finishing the 2007 model year, more than 400...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • Silent Partners

    Decades ago our lock shop did things a little different than today. My father had a large metal container which was filled with tumblers discarded from old cylinders. He changed combinations by selecting pins from the container which were slightly...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • Programming the CHEVROLET HHR PK3+ TRANSPONDER BASED ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

    In the past, transponder based anti-theft system programming has been relatively easy for most General Motors vehicles. In addition to using the General Motors programming device, most GM vehicles could be on-board programmed. An on-board programming...

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • Q&A: David M. Hasty CRL

    Locksmith Ledger questions the locksmith foreman for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus about institutional locksmithing

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • NEW BIANCHI CLONING SYSTEM

    The Repli-Code 7 TX is capable of making cloned transponder keys for more than 750 makes, models and vehicle years on the road today.

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • LONG REACH TOOL by PRO-LOK

    Pro-Lok's new shapes and sizes of auto opening tools are designed to bypass even the most stubborn lock system.

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • New Product Showcase

    (Product photos will be available in July) A1 Security ALOA Booth 922 A1 Security introduces KeyCommander, a first line of defense for common-sense key control. The lockable cabinets hold 25, 50, or 100 key pegs that can be locked into a...

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • Servicing The VW Touareg & Porsche Cayenne, 2003 – 2007

    Don’t rush this job. Remember that you are working on an $80,000 vehicle

    Article • June 1st, 2007

  • 2007 MODEL CARS, VANS, PICKUPS, AND SPORT UTILITIES UPDATE

    The following chart is a listing of the 2007 model cars, vans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles that have been introduced thus far during the 2006/07 calendar years. Vehicles are continually being introducing during the year, and this is the most...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    CHRYSLER UPDATE The 2006-on Dodge Charger is factory equipped with an ignition lock not available through the aftermarket. The Original Equipment ignition lock on the 2006-on Dodge Charger is wafer only, being equipped with double throw wafer...

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • Making Vats Ignition Keys the Easy Way

    This system was designed primarily for use on VATS ignitions, but we have tested it on other six-cut GM ignitions as well.

    Article • February 1st, 2007

  • Unlocking “Deadlocked” BMWs

    The deadlock on these vehicles is automatically activated within a few seconds after the vehicle is locked, regardless of how the vehicle is locked.

    Article • January 1st, 2007

  • Understanding Wedging

    The facts are that wedging is a part of most car-opening jobs, but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.

    Article • December 1st, 2006

  • New From Framon

    Framon Manufacturing Company, Inc. introduces the JD-12 duplicating machine.

    Article • December 1st, 2006

  • Save Time and Money with the AD30 Transponder Coil Detector

    New detector determines if a vehicle is equipped with a working transponder-based anti-theft system.

    Article • November 1st, 2006