Month: March 2016

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How to Identify HU66 Gen 1, 2 and 3 Locks

By Martin Pink We are going to look at how to tell the difference between the HU66 generation 1, 2 and 3 locks and how to deal with them: Here is a picture of all 6 keyways - this will help you identify the difference between the new gen 3 lock and the other locks, visually. HU66 Gen 1 HU66 Gen 2 HU66 Gen 3 HU162 VAG 2015 8 Cut HU162 VAG 2015 9 Cut HU162 VAG 2015 10 Cut You…

SuperVAG – The Solution to Making Keys to VAG Vehicles (2001 – 2003)

By Richard Bunn With so much equipment available on the market today it’s difficult to know what to buy, why you should buy it and more importantly how to then use it effectively. In the world of automotive locksmithing there are many options when it comes to creating transponder keys to a wide range of VAG vehicles. In an ideal world you would purchase one piece of diagnostic equipment which would enable you to then create and program 99% of…

The Keyline Megamos Crypto Enigma

By Massimo Bianchi - Keyline Strategic Planner Our passion for keys has always travelled at the same speed as our passion for cars. My father, Camillo, cultivated this passion over the years and then it was passed to me. Every car model has its own evolutionary story – from the first drawings to the moment it comes out from its assembly line – and with the car there comes its key. We have seen how the key has evolved, parallel…

The Ins and Outs of Lock Bumping

The main point to note with all forms of lock bumping, including bumping with electric and manual pick guns is that the pins do not separate before the bottom pins reach the shear line. In lock bumping there are two main constants:  1] The length of the lower pins: This determines how much time the top pins spend crossing the shear line between the cylinder plug and the cylinder housing. 2] Manufacturing inaccuracies: Like with picking this causes one or…

How to Diagnostically Install Car Keys on Your Phone

Tradelocks introduce 'Car Keys on Your Phone', the extension product to the KD900 that will not only increase the services of the auto locksmith but the profits too! The Car Keys on Your Phone App will allow you to offer your customers an additional service - the ability to unlock their own car using just their smartphone – that is once it has been installed by the professional. It works by generating a remote using the KD900 and a KD entry…

How to Manually Install Car Keys on Your Phone

Tradelocks introduce 'Car Keys on Your Phone', the extension product to the KD900 that will not only increase the services of the auto locksmith but the profits too! The Car Keys on Your Phone App will allow you to offer your customers an additional service - the ability to unlock their own car using just their smartphone – that is once it has been installed by the professional. It works by generating a remote using the KD900 and a KD entry…