Automotive Update December 2012

Dec. 3, 2012
A preview of the new key blanks, locks, tools and software for servicing 2013 vehicles

The 2013 vehicles are being introduced as we write this story. To provide some early information and some information that can be important, we decided to ask automotive companies and individual experts to share.

2013 Bianchi Clonables

Our list below provides an early look at some of the 2013 vehicles that can be cloned using Bianchi equipment and the Bianchi key blank number.

  • 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice PPV: HC1UTK100
  • 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala: B106UTK100
  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu: VX5UTK100
  • 2013 Dodge Dart: Y170UTK100
  • 2005-2013 Ford Mustang: FD21UTK100
  • 2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Y170UTK100

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Bianchi at Web Site: www.

Chrysler, Dodge Jeep Tip

If someone attempts to start a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle six times without a properly programmed transponder-equipped key, the vehicle goes into Super Theft mode. In this mode, the vehicle cannot be started, even with a properly programmed key. The vehicle cannot be programmed to accept another key.

One way to exit the Super Theft mode is to attach a battery charger and turn the ignition to the On position. This can be accomplished using a metal head key just to reset the system. The ignition must remain in the On position for one hour in order to reset the system. After the hour, the system goes through a Hard Code Reset. The vehicle can then be programmed. One way of knowing the Hard Code Reset has occurred is the fuel pump pressurizes when ignition turn to On position.

2013 HATA Key Blanks

The following is a list of HATA key blank numbers for 2013 vehicles.

  • 2012-13 Toyota Camry 4 Button Key Shell: HATT04
  • 2013 Nissan Altima 4 Button Fob And E-Key (L,UL,T,P): HAT2533
  • 2013 Nissan Altima 5 Button With Remote Start (L,ULT,RS,P): HAT2535
  • 2012 Fiat 500 Flip Key Blade: HAT228
  • 2012 Fiat 500 3 Button Flip Key (L,UL,T): HAT1228
  • 2010-13 Kia Sorento 4 Button Fob And E-Key (L,UL,T,P) for pushbutton start model: HAT1050
  • 2012-13 Kia Rio Laser Cut Flip Key Blade: HAT6200
  • 2012-13 Kia Sportage Laser Cut Flip Key Blade: HAT6200
  • 2011-13 Kia Soul Flip Key Blade: HAT2000

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or HATA at Web Site: www.

Advanced Diagnostics Update

Advanced Diagnostics (AD) has introduced updates for their AD900PRO Cloning Machine and the T-Code Pro and MVP Pro Key Programming Devices. New AD900 Pro software Model ADS925 enables the cloner to convert Texas Crypto transponder ID60 into an ID67, ID68, ID69 and ID70 transponders in order to be able to program Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The generic ID60 transponder, commonly known as the 4D60 is the JMA TP06 and 19, Silca T13, Errebi T19, and others. Once converted, the transponder is locked and cannot be reconfigured.

AD has introduced the Mitsubishi Remote Programming Adaptor designed to set Mitsubishi vehicles whose transponder key has remote controls into programming mode. The part number is ADC194.

New software has been introduced for General Motors vehicles that will program the vehicle to the transponder (key and PEPS) and the remote. Applicable vehicles are listed below

Chevrolet: 2010-12 Camaro, 2011-12 Cruze, 2010-12 Equinox, 2010-12 Sonic and 2005-12 Corvette.

Buick: 2010-12 LaCrosse, 2011-12 Regal; and the 2012 Verano.

Cadillac:  2010-12 SRX, 2005-12 STS and the 2005 XLR. Pin code reading is supported on most models.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Advances Diagnostics, Web Site:

ASP Honda/Acura  Door Locks

ASP has introduced 10 Honda door and one Acura door locks. Late model Hondas and Acuras are equipped with door handle assembly-mounted door locks. These locks are installed from the interior side, held in place with a wire retainer. Replacement door locks are available for the driver's side only.

The following list includes Honda/Acura models and the ASP part number for the door locks.

  • 2003-07 Accord: D-19-123
  • 2008-12 Accord: D-19-135
  • 2003-05 Civic: D-19-125
  • 2006-11 Civic: D-19-131
  • 2002-06 CRV: D-19-125 (Reuse original tailpiece)
  • 2007-11 CRV: D-19-131 (Reuse original bracket
  • 2003-11 Element: D-19-125 (Reuse original tailpiece)
  • 2007-08 Fit: D-19-127
  • 2009-12 Fit: D-19-129
  • 2003-04 Odyssey: D-19-125
  • 2004-09 S2000: LH: D-19-125
  • 2004-08 Acura TSX: D-19-133

For information, contact your local locksmith distributor.

Ilco TKO/SDD Software Update

Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced four software updates for the TKO and SDD transponder key originators. They are the:

Chrysler Fobik Gen 4 w/ PIN Read (Part # BM0170XXXX): Chrysler and Dodge vehicles include the 2011-12 300/300C, 2011-12 Charger and the 2011-12 Journey. The Chrysler Fobik Gen 4 software includes the Chrysler Fobik "A" PIN Read capability.

Fiat 500 (Part # BM0171XXXX) : The software will program the 2012 Fiat 500.

Ford Key Pad Code Read (Part # BM0172XXXX): A partial list of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles include the 2005-12 Crown Victoria, 2007-12 Edge, 2008-12 Escape, 2005-12 Expedition, 2002-12 Explorer, 2000-12 F150/F250/F350, 2005-11 Grand Marquis, 2005-11 Mariner, 2006-11 Milan, 2002-11 Mountaineer, 2007-12 MKX and the 2005-12 Navigator.

Ford 2012 Fiesta/Focus (Part # BM0173XXXX): The vehicles include the 2012 Ford Fiesta and the 2012 Ford Focus.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp., Web Site: www.


STRATTEC remains committed to supplying the most components for lock and keys to the locksmith market through licensing agreements with Ford. In the last couple of years, STRATTEC  continues to enjoy a majority share of production vehicles; however Huf manufacturing still remains as a supplier because of the need for Ford to dual-source their components. STRATTTEC has now expanded their license to be able to source product manufactured by Huf for supply into the locksmith market.

Adding to the complexity of dual manufacturers, Ford has also been evolving into the high security keyways in the North American market. STRATTEC was one of the first to receive business in high security key ways with the 2011 Ford Fiesta. This vehicle contains multiple key options including plain, FOB, and passive (5915237, 5913139/5912976, and 5919918). Also available are an ignition repair kit for non-PEPS (7020058) and a door lock repair kit (7020057).

The Ford Fiesta was just the beginning and in 2012 and 2013, many more vehicles will be moving to the high security key way. The latest two examples of this are the 2012+ Focus and the 2013+  Escape. These vehicles utilize various configurations of keys. The base 2012 Focus uses a 4 button IKT side mill (5921709) where as the Escape for 2013 uses a 3 button IKT(5921707) side mill as a base key . In 2013, the Focus will have an electric option (Focus BEV) which will utilize a new passive FOB that is just released. This key will be similar in look to the current generation of 4 and 5 button passive fobs (5921285,5921286,and 5921288), but the board architecture is European (Still 315 MHZ) and will not be compatible with these FOBS. It can be identified with the emergency key removed and the Ford FOB number CJ5T-15K601-Dx revealed that is different from the other FOBS.  The new STRATTEC part number for the FOB is 5923790. The available emergency key, 5923267 which utilizes an extended code series, will be housed inside the FOB. This PEPS key will also be utilized on the 2013 Escape equipped with an optional passive ignition. The soon to be released 2013 C-Max Energi will also incorporate this passive FOB.

In addition to keys, STRATTEC has also sourced repair kits for the Ford 2013+ Escape and 2012+ Focus. The repair kit for the ignition is part number 5923045. The repair kit for the door is the 5923044. Although STRATTEC recently released a pinning kit for high security applications, part number 7023068, this kit does not cover these two repair kits as the tumblers are not the same as the STRATTEC manufactured components.

The newly redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ utilize either a flip blade push button(Ford 4 button flip-5924003)  key or in the case of the Lincoln, passive keys only. There are both 4 and 5 button configurations used on both vehicles (Ford 4 button PEPS – 5923895,Ford 5 button PEPS – 5923896,Lincoln 4 button PEPS – 5923897,Lincoln 5 Button PEPS - 5923898). The emergency key for the passive unit is housed inside the FOB (4223891). There are currently no lock repair kits available for these vehicle applications.            

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Strattec at

2013 Tech-Train Vehicle Openings

Tech-Train has provided brief opening method for the following 2013 vehicles.

2013 Ford Escape (All new for 2013): Can be unlocked with the TT-1032 tool (under-window tool) through the rear door.  Vehicle has NO mechanical controls for the locks, and the power door lock controls are disabled when the vehicle is locked.  Use the tool to pull the inside handle on the rear door, which will override the locks.

2013 Dodge Dart (New for 2013): Can be unlocked with the TT-1025 tool (under-window tool) through the front door.  Vehicle uses bicycle-style cables on all doors, use the tool to flip the mechanical inside lock control lever to the rear to unlock the door

2013 Ford Fusion (All new for 2013): Can be unlocked with the TT-1015 tool (under-window tool) through the front door.  Vehicle uses bicycle-style cables on all doors, use the tool to flip the mechanical inside lock control lever to the rear to unlock the door. 

Caution: This vehicle may appear to have a vertical lock button, but in fact, it is a light mounted where the lock button would normally be.  Do not attempt to use an inside the door tool – all it will grab is wiring.

2013 Cadillac ATS: Can be unlocked with the TT-1039 tool through the rear door.  The inside of the door on this vehicle is very similar to the Chevrolet Cruze.  The TT-1039 can be used to attack the vertical lock linkage at the rear of the rear door.  The door lock is hidden beneath a snap-off cap on the driver’s door.  This vehicle uses the new side-milled keys and the lock can be picked. 

2013 Mazda CX-5: Can be unlocked with the TT-1025 tool (under-window tool) through the front door.  Vehicle uses bicycle-style cables on all doors, use the tool to flip the mechanical inside lock control lever to the rear to unlock the door.

For more information on Tech-Train car opening products, contact Lockmasters Inc., Website: