I've never seen that before... Did you happen to see what they were using for tension? Perhaps an original key? :roll:
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Do bump keys work on vehicles as well?
Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:15 PM
i doubt that you'll be able to find one though. as far as i know there are no double sided bump keys.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:56 PM
The auto opening tool that you refer to was probably a jiggler. See also, "automotive try-out key".
Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:25 AM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:53 PM
Both keys resemble regular household keys, even though they are clearly GM keys and neither is double sided.
Also, I've been inside the driver's door on my car several times to repair the badly designed door handle, so I can tell you the lock cylinder is just a basic 5 pin lock with a tab on the end, attached to a rod which moves the locking bar deeper inside the door. It's nothing special, but the tension required to turn the key is pretty high, so you would need a very stout tension wrench.
I'd say it's possible to pick or bump some older vehicles, but this is just pure speculation based on what I know of my own car.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:09 AM
1.) Most cars use wafer locks, which can not be bumped. No way, no how; the design doesn't have pins to jump.
2.) Some cars do have pin tumblers. (<5% of the total cars on the road) Because they are pin tumblers, they could theoretically be bumped.
3.) There are so many different blanks for cars, varying by model and year, that it would be a waste of time to attempt to produce bump keys for vehicles.
4.) There are very few instances where the blanks are common to a wide range of models and years, ignoring the fact that most of the locks are wafer locks and can not be bumped anyway.
5.) If you were to find a car that used a five pin tumbler, and you were able to identify the blank and go to the trouble of making yourself a key for that car, you can probably get it open in under a minute by a.) picking b.) jiggler or c.) slim jim, clothes hanger, etc.
In conclusion, automobile locks are not viable for mainstream bumpage.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:23 AM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 10:58 AM
In short, although bumping and autos don't mix, don't go throwing your valuables under your front seat just because the TV told you that your neighborhood is crawling with delinquents carrying bump keys.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 01:29 PM
That's the nbc news.
Thats were I got them at.
They are called tryout keys but master keys is a slang for the average joe.
I found out about masterkeys before bump keys because I knew people who had them.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:59 PM