Locksmith ONLY Links

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Locksmith Buy / Sell Forum

BMW EWS Locations     (EWS Info from American Key Supply and Harley Gates)

Audi Engine Codes           VW Engine Codes

Transponder chip list  (Please add to this list if you have any others)

Commercial Door parts

CN Chip Clone List

Ford MyKey

How to Program a Remote Control Key Fob for a Harley Davidson

HITAG Classifications

Immobilizer chips

ILCO Key Blank Directory (From ILCO)  2017-ILCO AUTO/TRK REFERENCE

Lishi Videos: Kwikset Tool , Schlage Tool


Mopar Types (Pacifica and Type 1 List)

FCA STAR Connector locations (ZedFull)

FCA Gateway Bypass locations

2018+ ProMaster City key programming

Mitsubishi Default Pin Codes     Mitsubishi Keys

2016 Advanced Diagnostics USA MVP Pro & T-Code Pro Manual & Key Guide Ver. 2016.2 (date 8/11/16 From ILCO)

Nissan/Infinity Cross Key List

Nissan & Infinity BCM locations

SDD User Manual From ILCO


Toyota/Lexus Reflash List           Honda/Acura Reflash List

Toyota Security Light Blink Codes & Info

Remote Programming Link.  (On-Board remote programming instructions)

How to remove a 2008+ B106 (GM Z) Ignition.  (This is a little video I had done for other Techs on how to remove them to fit a key.)

Free Ford / Mazda / LRJ Out-In Code Generator Link

GM VATS Values        GM HU100 Easy key method.

VIN Decoder


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8 thoughts on “Locksmith ONLY Links

  1. Please leave comments as to the content you would like to see here. If I have it available there is a good chance I will post it.

  2. This was posted by another company and I thought it would be good to share with you guys. The name of the company that posted this was Vehicle Programming Services. This was a copy and paste so all grammer and spelling errors are still in there.

    So how many of us have had to hear the dreaded “but cant you help me out a little bit on the price” from your customers on programming? Every time some dumbass misdiagnoses a car or buys a bullshit used controller or a rebuilt or even a new unit that is no good out of the box, the shop owner seems to think somehow it is OUR fault because they took a risk or did something wrong.

    Sometimes its not anyone’s fault that a new controller is no good, but the reality is…..it is most definitely NOT THE PROGRAMMERS FAULT so why should we bear 100% of the losses?

    I took a minute to lay out the value of a single programming run for a guy and guess what I figured out? We dont make as much as they think we make on these visits.

    Allow me to explain:

    How much did it cost to get me here to program your car that you are going to make money on?
    • Fuel 52000 miles per year/35mpgx2.00per gallon $3466.00 (2015)
    • Upkeep in my vehicle $567.00 (2015)
    • Insurance and License Plates $1253.00(2015)
    • Drive Time
    Average drive time to client is 1 hour x minimum wage $10 per service visit
    Overall Cost of Computers:
    • 2 Panasonic Toughbooks $$8324.00
    • Internet Hotspot $1267.00 per year
    • Other Diagnostic/programming Tools used on a daily basis $10,256.00

    Cost to program a Chrysler product
    • Yearly access to software: $4125.00 (yearly Interface Registration, and programming)
    Cost of Interface:
    • DRB III $5,126.00
    • MicroPod II $1,449.00
    • StarMobile $4,823.00
    • Cables, memory cards, keys, Etc $350.00 (2015)
    Total for Equipment $15,873.00
    Total for Software per year $4125.00
    Cost to program a GM Product
    Yearly Access to Software $5,644.00
    Cost of Interface:
    • Tech 2 $4,127.00
    • MDI 2 $1293.00
    • Cables, memory Etc $253.00 (2015)
    Total for Equipment $5420.00
    Total for Software per year $5,644.00
    Cost to program a Ford Product
    • Yearly access to Ford Software $900.00
    • Cost of Interface $1,675.00
    • Cables, memory Cards, Etc $321.00 (2015)
    Total for Equipment $2896.00
    Total for Software $900.00 per year
    Also consider that I have to pay taxes on my earnings just like you do which further cuts into my bottom line.
    If you do the math, per service visit with an average drive time of 1 hour, the cost of overhead to flash program one single module on one car is approximately $79.00. This does not include deprecation on equipment, time spent maintaining equipment and peripheral equipment like key cutter, and yearly subscriptions on generic scan tools and programmers that must be used on some jobs and money spent to travel to and pay for update training, invoices, business cards, and other items required to do this job.
    Consider this the next time that you ask me to reduce my price because your bottom line on any given job is taking a beating because you have to pay me to come out, save you the trouble of towing your vehicle to a dealership to be programmed.
    If you were dealing with a dealership, you would NEVER ask them to take less for their work, PLUS you would have to pay for towing.
    Keep in mind that I did not diagnose your car, build the computer you bought or make the decision to buy a rebuilt or used part from a salvage car. Those were all YOUR decisions. Why should I take less money because of your decision?
    • Percentage of vehicle controllers that are bad, right out of the box from a dealership or OEM supplier: 10%
    • Percentage of vehicle controllers that are bad, right out of the box that are rebuilt units from an auto parts supplier 25%
    • Percentage of vehicle controllers that are inoperable, incorrect or otherwise un-usable from a salvage yard 65%

    You are trying to make money to feed your family….So am I! Your loss from a bad decision or being un-lucky is YOUR cost of doing business. My equipment works EVERY SINGLE TIME! I use only OEM equipment that is the same equipment and software that is used by the manufacturer of the car you’re working on.
    I came here because you asked me to, not because I was just diving by, therefore, you must pay for the service visit regardless of the outcome, if your decisions or your luck caused that outcome.

  3. Kia & Hyundai Information:
    These two brands continue to pose challenges for locksmiths. We receive information regularly from both companies; the information they provide us goes into Gcode. Unfortunately, code number prefixes are changed based on model regularly. We will try to keep this list as up to date as possible.
    2016 Kia Sorento – UM codes – new series – cut exactly the same as the HY18-R keys used with the C1001-3500 code series
    2016 Kia Optima – may see KD prefixes, series is really D0001-3000.
    2013 Kia Optima – has KE code prefix – really is a K code.
    2012 Kia Sedona – M series standard type key.
    2013 Kia Rio – We have heard of A and E prefixes – really a K code.
    14MY Cadenza / VG – U – U0001-2500
    14MY Forte / YD – D – WD1001-3500
    14MY K900 / KH – U – U0001-2500
    13MY Forte / TD – D – WD1001-3500
    13MY Soul / AM – C – WC1001-3500
    13MY Sportage / SL – E – M0001-2500 or K0001-2500
    13MY Optima (Korean Built) / TF – E – K0001-2500
    13MY Optima (Korean Built) / TF/HEV – E – K0001-2500
    13MY Rio / UB – E – K0001-2500
    14MY Sorento / XMa – G – G0001-2500
    13MY Optima / (US Built) QF – E – K0001-2500
    13MY Sedona / VQ – H – H0001-2500

  4. Thanks Bear for allowing me on board. You have a lot of useful info on here….Cheers, Ray.

  5. I like it…I like it. Lots of time, brain power and perservence to produce a mine shaft loaded with these nuggets of wisdom. Thanks.

  6. This good stuff! I’ve been Locksmithing a year now. I’m going around different websites trying to grab as much knowledge as I can! Thank you sir.

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