Key by Key Code
The key code is a code from the lock manufacturer and specifies which key will open the lock. The key code specifies both which blank to use and how to cut it. A key cut to code meets the original factory specifications and has no wear. Unless the lock is new, it is not certain that a key cut to code will open the lock. The lock may be altered, soiled or defective.
We have several code programs and code books available to produce the correct key from your key code. We also have almost 20 years of practical experience. We check the key code against the other details you have supplied: vehicle make, model and year of build.
A key cut to code may be a good solution for people who have a lock without a key. It is also a comfortable way of ordering for people who are sure the key code will give them a working key.
Finding the key code
The key code consists of numbers and letters or only numbers. If the key code is available then these are common locations:
- In the documentation of the vehicle. Sometimes the key code is in the vehicle manual or on a label with the lock or key.
- On the key. It would be an engraved or hewn in code. A code that consists of raised lettering is not a key code, it is the key blank number.
- On a metal plate in the glove department or elsewhere in the car.
- On the lock's housing. It would be an engraved, hewn in or scratched in code. A code directly on the housing and consisting out of raised lettering is not a key code. This is probably a part number and is of no use in this context. To read the key code you may need to first remove the lock.
Ordering a Key to Code
You can check your key code using our Free Key Code Check
. You can place your order on this page Key by Code
Examples of Key Code Markings