Automotive Update May 2013

May 1, 2013
Our guide features the newest tools, keys, remotes, techniques and equipment for the progressive automotive locksmith

Automotive locksmithing is constantly growing, requiring the lates tools, knowledge and servicing methods for new vehicles. It requires a significant effort by locksmiths who are taking the time to learn and purchase new equipment, locks and keys in order to service the vehicle owning customers.

When you read about the new aftermarket keys, remotes, fobs, software and tools, a significant amount of effort has been made to develop ways that locksmiths can now service the previously unserviceable vehicles.

New HATA Key Blanks

HATA has introduced a number of new remote head key blanks and fobs for Ford, Infiniti, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. At this time, the remote head key blanks and fobs are only available from the dealerships. They include:

  • HAT-7986: Ford Fusion 2013 4 Button Flip Key Laser Cut (L,UL,T,P)
  • HAT-3790: Ford Focus 2013 Pushbutton Start Fob (L,UL,T,RS,P)
  • HAT-5332: Infiniti Jx35 4 Button Fob and E-Key (L,UL,LG,P)
  • HAT-5335: Infiniti Jx35 5 B Fob and E-Key W/Remote Start (L,UL,LG,RS,P)
  • HAT-2100: Kia Optima Pushbutton Start Fob and E-Key
  • HAT-3700: Kia Sportage 3 Button Laser Flip Key 2012-2013
  • HAT-1675: Mazda 3 2013 Push Button Start Fob and E-Key
  • HAT-7477: Mitsubishi Lancer 2013 4 Button Remote Head Key (L,UL,T,P)
  • HAT-2533: Nissan Altima 2013 4 Button Prox & E-Key (L,UL,T,P)
  • HAT-2535: Nissan Altima 2013 5 Button Prox & E-Key (L,UL,T,RS,P)
  • HAT-5334: Nissan Pathfinder 2013 Prox & E-Key (L,UL,P)
  • HAT-1148: Subaru Outlander 3 Button Remote Head Key
  • HAT-7316: Subaru Outlander 3 Button Fob and E-Key F/Pushbutton Start
  • HAT-9710: Subaru Legacy Sedan 2012-Up 4 Button Remote Head Key
  • HAT-6420: Toyota Camry 2012 4-Button Remote Head "G" (L,UL,T,P)
  • HAT-2620: Toyota Corolla 2011-Up Remote Head Key
  • HAT-2860: Toyota Yaris 3 Button Remote Head Key

HATA Fob Notes

The two Fords are not interchangeable with any existing products.  For example, you can’t use the 2012 Ford Fusion laser cut remote head key for the new laser cut flip key.

Although the 2013 HAT3790 looks just like the 2012 HAT1286, they are on different frequency and are not interchangeable.  The 2012 version uses the old Ford 0001X-1706X key code series. The new 2013 version uses the new Fiesta style codes 10001-11500. These codes are used when cutting the E-key. The 2012 version uses a double-sided-key and the new 2013 e-key is a laser cut key.

The old style e-key for the HAT1286 is the HAT2345 and the laser cut E-key is HAT3267.

More Info: Contact your local locksmith distributor or Hata Inc.,

Ilco Goes “Less Battery”

Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced the EH3LB “less battery” clonable head for their modular cloning program. The EH3LB replaces two of the current modular key heads, EH3 (Texas Instruments Fixed and Encrypted) and EH3P (Philips Crypto).

More than 20 blades are available for the EH3, EH3P and the EH3LB head. The Ilco Disassembly Tool will remove the EH3LB heads. The EH3 and the EH3P heads will continue to be available.

In order to clone automotive keys using the new EH3LB heads, a free software update is required for the RW4 Plus, Ilco EZ Clone Plus, or *Plus Box with software version 03.03.061 or higher.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp.,

Advanced Diagnostics Software

Advanced Diagnostics has four new software releases for the T-Code Pro and MVP-Pro programming devices. The new software is for specific 2013 Dodge, 2013 Honda/Acura, 2012 Hyundai/Kia and 2013 Nissan/Infiniti models, as listed below.

ADS195 will program Dodge 2013 proximity/Fobik key & remotes or the new 2013, Dodge Dart and Ram vehicles with proximity and Fobik keys. Remote programming is supported when programmed during the key programming sequence. Although the new vehicles may look very similar to previous Chrysler and Dodge vehicles, the software needed to program Dodge Dart and Ram keys is totally new. For the ADS195 to work, you will need ADS113 software. Note: Ram proximity will require a virgin proximity key.

ADS193 software will program proximity keys for the Honda Accord 2013 proximity, Acura ILX 2013 proximity, Acura RDX 2013 proximity, Acura RL 2005 - 2012 proximity, Acura TLl 2009 - 2012 proximity and the Acura ZDX 2010 - 2012 proximity.

ADS196 software will program proximity and basic keys for the bladed keys for the Kia Rio 2012 onwards and proximity keys Hyundai Elantra 2011 onwards, Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 onwards and the Hyundai Veloster 2012 onwards. Pin codes can be obtained by either using the AD900Pro Hyundai/Kia pin codes or via the online AD Pin Code Service.

ADS197 software will program Nissan/Infiniti 2013 proximity key & remotes for vehicles with proximity keys. Remote programming is supported when programmed during the key programming sequence. The ADS197 will support proximity keys for the Nissan Altima 2013, Nissan Pathfinder 2013 & Infiniti JX35 2013. A 20-digit PIN is required, which can be obtained from Nissan dealerships and via NASTF.

More Info: contact your local locksmith distributor or Advanced Diagnostics


STRATTEC’s new automotive products include a locking mechanism, code series and key for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra pickups. These pickups come with a plastic head key and a separate remote. The key is equipped with a transponder. This new key has 10 spaces. Like the GM "Z" key, no one lock contains 10 tumblers.

Tumbler positions are:

  • Ignition lock: 1-7
  • Driver's door lock: 4-10
  • Passenger door: 4-10
  • Endgate (Tailgate) lock: 5-10
  • Stowage lock: 6-10
  • Tire lock: 6-10

The driver's door lock is freewheeling to prevent forced rotation. The driver's door lock and the passenger's door lock are not interchangeable. This lock mechanism is using a new code series and key.

Specific models of the 2013 Ford Escape are available with Intelligent Access with push-button start. These vehicles are equipped with a mechanical override lock in the driver's door handle assembly for emergency entry.

The key code series is 11,501-13,000. This high security, seven-tumbler lock is operated by a two-track key emergency key that fits into the fob.

The STRATTEC part number for the emergency key is 5923267. The STRATTEC part number for the four-button Gen 2 PEPS Fob is 5921285, and the part number for the five-button fob is 5921286.


1- .720"     2- .630"

3- .539"     4- .449"

5- .358"     6- .268"

7- .177"

Spacing is .0905" Cut-to-Cut


1- .177"     2- .154"

3- .130"     4- .106"

5- .083"

Increment is .0235"

With the introduction of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors began using the two-track side milled lock mechanism that has eight cuts and four depths packaged into the “Flip Key” remote. Since then, every General Motors division has incorporated the high security lock mechanism and the “Flip Key” remote including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC. This lock mechanism has been included in compacts to luxury models and has even expanded to the 2013 Saab 9.4X.

“Flip Key” remotes are available with three, four or five buttons depending upon the vehicle’s equipment. Keyless access remotes are different from keyed access remotes. They are not interchangeable. Each keyless vehicle can have up to five remotes.  

Note: STRATTEC includes hands-on keying of these side milled locks in the classes offered at locksmith distributors and ALOA. Participants get to keep the assembled locks.

More Info: Contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC,

2014 Hyundai Equus

The 2014 Hyundai Equus models sold in North America are using a new code series and key for the emergency override lock. The code series is I0001-I2608. The first letter is an "I", not a one.

Spacing is four on one side and three on the other. The cuts are staggered across the key blade.

1- .622"     2- .457"

3- .291"     4- .126"

5- .539"     6- .374"

7- .209"

The first four cuts are on one side of the key (1-4). Cuts 5-7 are on the other side of the key. We changed this to simplify key origination.

Spacing is .1653" Cut-to-Cut


5- .128"

4- .108"

3- .089"

2- .069"

1- .049"

Increment is .0196"

In other parts of the world, the Hyundai Centennial (Equus) was introduced as a 2013 model.

Bianchi Kits

Bianchi has introduced a number of "Kits" designed to operate pushbutton start (proximity) vehicles. These kits are available for BMW, Volvo, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai models. All kits use the TK100 technology, the battery-less clonable key and fob designed to operate with Bianchi 884 Cloning Tool. Both the fob and key are reprogrammable up to 10 times.

For example, the BM100KIT BMW Clonable Fob Kit includes a universal fob head for BMW Smart Key Systems with pushbutton start and the BM22P High Security Emergency Key.

BM100KIT Applications are:

  • 1 Series: 2007-2010
  • 3 Series: 2005-2011
  • 5 Series: 2004-2010
  • 6 Series: 2004-2010
  • 745i: 2006-2008
  • X5: 2007-2011

Volvo Clonable Fob Kit  VL100KIT applications are:

  • V70: 2008-2011
  • XC70: 2008-2011
  • S80: 2008-2011

The Volvo kit includes a VL100 fob, the VL22P key blank and a practical key ring.

Kia/Hyundai Clonable Fob Kit KIHY100KIT applications are:

  • Borrego: 2009-2011
  • Forte: 2011-2013
  • Optima: 2010-2012
  • Sorento: 2011-2012
  • Soul: 2011-2012
  • Sportage: 2011-2012
  • Equus: 2011-2013
  • Genesis 2Dr: 2010-2013
  • Genesis 4Dr: 2009-2013
  • Sonata: 2011-2013
  • Tucson: 2013

The KIHY100KIT includes KI22P (high security) and HY22P (standard) Emergency Keys depending on vehicles' mechanical lock.

The Toyota Clonable Fob Kit TR100KIT application is: Prius: 2004-2008

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or