Autolox

Vehicles we work with

Autolox are trained and qualified to work with almost all mainstream UK sold automobiles. With a broad wealth of knowledge and the equipment to match – Autolox are the perfect solution. Whether you have the latest and greatest or an old keepsake – we’ve got a solution for you. The past six months have seen us work with the following manufacturers.

We can work with specialist vehicle types:

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo vehicles are equipped with high security immobiliser systems. Keys need to be part coded at factory level before they can even be programmed. A five digit security code is also needed to access programming mode. Our equipment can pre-code and program keys to most Alfa Romeo vehicles. We can also swap and code second hand BSI’s (Body System Interface) and ECU’s (Engine Control Unit) if needed. We offer our full range of services on Alfa Romeo vehicles.

Audi

Audi have always been at the forefront of vehicle security in the VAG range. Up to around 2005 a four digit security code was needed to program keys to all Audi vehicles. They have now upgraded this security to a five digit security code and also use pre-coded transponders which are unique to each individual chassis number. We have the necessary equipment to extract the security code from your vehicle’s immobiliser and program you a new set of keys. Audi’s are equipped with an auto-lock feature which often catches people out and leaves them with keys locked in the car, it takes only a few minutes for us to pick the lock and gain entry to any Audi vehicle. We offer our full range of services on Audi vehicles.

BMW

We can cut and program spare and replacement keys on a wide range of BMW’s. We also fix the common problem of broken locks on the E46 and other models.  Another very common problem across the entire BMW range is locking your keys in the boot of the vehicle; we offer a quick, damage free and cost effective method of entry in the form of lock picking. We offer a wide range of services on BMW vehicles, please call us to discuss.

Chevrolet

Chevrolet is part of General Motors. These vehicles require a PIN code to program keys. Our equipment can pull the relevant PIN code from the vehicle’s on board computer and program keys without an issue. We have a great relationship with the local Chevrolet dealership and can supply keys for the entire Chevrolet (UK) range – including Chevrolet Spark!

Chrysler

The older Chrysler vehicles are fitted with a SKIM (Sentry Key Immobiliser Module). This is an anti-theft feature which stops the car from starting without a recognised key. Older Chrysler vehicles require us to buy a security code to program keys. The newer Chrysler’s are part of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and we have the software to provide keys for these too. We regularly fix the common problem of failed ignition locks on Chrysler vehicles. We offer our full range of services for Chrysler vehicles.

Citreon

Citroen vehicles require a security pin code to program keys. Our software can pull the this security code from the vehicle and program keys quickly and easily. These codes are quick and easy for us to retrieve. We can supply keys for the entire Citroen range.

Daewoo

Daewoo have now been taken over by Chevrolet (part of the General Motors Group) – please see Chevrolet for further details on the newer range. The older Daewoo vehicles have a basic key and immobiliser system. We offer our full range of services for Daewoo vehicles.

Fiat

FIAT vehicles are equipped with high security immobiliser systems. Keys need to be part coded at factory level before they can even be programmed. A five digit security code is also needed to access programming mode. Our equipment can pre-code and program keys to most FIAT vehicles. We can also swap and code second hand BSI’s (Body System Interface) and ECU’s (Engine Control Unit) if needed. We offer our full range of services on FIAT vehicles.

Ford

Ford vehicles are equipped with an immobiliser system called PATS (Passive Anti-Theft System). The older Ford vehicles use a cylindrical ‘Tibbe’ key and they are renowned for wearing down to the point that they won’t turn in the locks anymore – we simply cut you a new key to fix this. Another common problem is the rechargeable battery in Transit and Transit Custom remotes failing – unfortunately the battery is a non-replaceable part and the remote will have to be replaced and coded using our specialist equipment. The newer Ford vehicles now use a superior laser cut key, our machines can decode and cut these without an issue. We offer our full range of services for Ford vehicles.

Honda

Honda vehicles have a wide range of immobiliser systems. The older vehicles, shipped with a red programming key (such as the pre-2001 Honda Civic), require chips to be hard-coded to the vehicle’s immobilser.  Later vehicles can have keys and remotes programmed diagnostically with minimum fuss. We offer our full range of services for Honda vehicles and stock a huge range of keys and remotes.

Hyundai

We are able to supply and program keys to the full Hyundai range – including those vehicles using smart keys. We can also replace failed ignition locks – a common issue on vehicles such as the Hyundai i10. We offer our full range of services on Hyundai vehicles – please call to discuss.

Isuzu

The Isuzu range is made up of mostly commercial vehicles that do a lot of mileage in tough conditions; as such, keys can become worn and broken. We stock keys for the Isuzu range and can replace keys where needed.

Iveco

Iveco vehicles, such as the Iveco Daily, Eurocargo and Stralis have high security immobiliser systems that require keys to be hard coded to the vehicle’s immobiliser box. Main dealer prices for replacing lost or stolen Iveco keys are very high. We offer an affordable solution to this problem – please call for a quote.

Jaguar

The older bladed Jaguar keys work on the same system as Ford vehicles and we can cut and supply keys for these vehicles at a much lower cost than main dealer prices. We now also stock Jaguar XF dash keys and can offer a complete lost car key solution. We can also program Jaguar smart keys. We offer our full range of services on Jaguar vehicles.

Jeep

We offer our full range of services for Jeep vehicles including common ignition faults, broken key blades and worn rubber buttons. We keep a large stock of keys and shells for these vehicles.

Kia

We are able to supply and program keys to the full Kia range – including those vehicles using smart keys. We stock keys for the Kia Venga, Sportage, Optima and many more. We offer our full range of services on Kia vehicles – please call to discuss.

Land Rover

We offer our full range of services for Land Rover vehicles. Whether you need a new Lucas fob for your Defender or you’ve lost your only smart key to your Range Rover – we have you coverered – just give us a call.

Lexus

These vehicles have very high security and it is necessary for the engine control unit (ECU) or immobiliser to be hard-coded when all keys are lost; this process can only be done on the bench, so we have to temporarily remove the parts whilst working on them. Main dealers will charge well over £1000 to put a brand new immobiliser and ECU into the vehicle. Our engineers can manually extract the data in your current ECU or immobiliser and then program that data into a new key. This will save you a lot of time and money. We offer our full range of services for Lexus vehicles.

Mazda

Early Mazda’s (such as the MX5, Demio and BT50) require a tricky manual procedure to program keys; they also require genuine Mazda keys (in lost key situations). We are able to supply and program these for you. The later Mazda range (around 2002 onwards) is on the same system as Ford. We stock keys for this range and can supply, cut and program keys to the entire range of Mazda vehicles. We offer our full range of services on Mazda vehicles.

Mercedes Benz

We can now supply and program keys to the majority of Mercedes vehicles – even if all keys are lost!. We can also gain entry to all Mercedes vehicles if you happen to lock your car keys in the boot. We also offer a solution for the common problem of broken Sprinter or Vito keys, or indeed any broken van keys; we remove the broken part from the lock, and then cut and code you a new key on the spot. We can also fix the problem of broken buttons on dash keys. Please call us for a quote on any problem you may be having.

Mitsubishi

We offer our full range of services on Mitsubishi vehicles and have already replaced keys for vehicles such as the L200, Shogun, Canter, Fuso, Colt….

We can now program smart keys for these vehicles too!

Nissan

Nissan security has come a long way over recent years. All Nissan vehicles are fitted with NATS (Nissan Anti-Theft System). The early NATS didn’t even require a security code to program keys; they then upgraded this to a simple four digit security code. The later Nissan vehicles are equipped with a far more complex security system that now use a 20-digit security code! We can supply, cut and program keys to the entire Nissan range. We also fix the common issue of Nissan keys getting stuck in the ignition barrel – we can disassemble the ignition barrel and replace the offending part which saves the customer the expense of buying a new ignition barrel. We stock keys for the Nissan Elgrand too!

Peugeot

Peugeot vehicles require a security pin code to program keys. Our software can pull the this security code from the vehicle and program keys quickly and easily. These codes are quick and easy for us to retrieve. We can supply keys for the entire Peugeot range.

Renault

One of our most common jobs is replacing Renault key cards; over time the solder on the circuit board flexes and breaks leaving people unable to lock/unlock their car or seeing the message ‘Card not detected’ on the dash. Another common problem is the key not turning in the ignition of Renault Master vehicles – we keep ignition barrels in stock for these vehicles and can replace where needed. We offer our full range of services for Renault vehicles.

Rover & MG

All of these vehicle’s immobilisers are activated/deactivated via a remote key fob. Early vehicles use a black two button Lucas fob, and after 2003 they switched to a black/grey three button Pektron fob. We can supply and code both types of remote as well as cut any keys that are needed. We can also offer a solution to ‘all keys lost’ on Rover 75 vehicles.

Saab

We are one of the few auto locksmiths in the country to be able to replace lost Saab keys, this is usually a same day service! If your Saab key is not turning then we have genuine Saab Tech 2 dealer diagnostics to help get to the bottom of this issue.

Seat

Like other vehicles in the VAG range we stock a large number of keys and remotes for SEAT vehicles and offer our full range of services.

Skoda

Skoda vehicles have high security – and a very loud alarm! We offer our full range of services for Skoda vehicles and can unlock, cut and program keys to your vehicle in no time at all.

Smart

We commonly have to program keys to Smart cars after the key fob battery has run out – causing the vehicle’s immobiliser to activate (see our blog post). We have now just started to stock Smart keys!

Subaru

We are one of the few companies to supply keys to Subaru vehicles. The older vehicles use a one button fob and have two immobilisers; the first is a Sigma system and is armed/disarmed by either pressing the fob button or entering a security code on a key pad. The second immobiliser is a programmed transponder chip inside the key. We can program new keys to both of these systems – even if you don’t have your security code!

We can also supply Subaru smart keys for the newer range of vehicles. These use a similar system to Toyota and Lexus and we can even provide keys if all keys have been lost.

Suzuki

Suzuki is part of General Motors, we have genuine dealer diagnostics for these vehicles and we keep a lot of keys in stock (including smart keys for later vehicles such as Swift, Vitara and SX4). Please call us for a quote.

Toyota

These vehicles have very high security and it is necessary for the engine control unit (ECU) to be temporarily removed from the vehicle when new keys are needed. The dealers will charge well over £1000 to put a brand new immobiliser and ECU into the vehicle. Our engineers can manually extract the data in your current ECU and then program that data into a new key. This will save you a lot of time and money. We also fix the common problem of broken Toyota keys; we keep new remote cases and blades in stock. We now also stock Toyota Aygo remotes and can offer an affordable solution to lost Aygo keys!

Vauxhall

Do you have your Car Pass? The Car Pass is a credit card sized piece of paper supplied with every Vauxhall that contains important security information such as the vehicle’s key number, security code and radio code; the Car Pass is usually in the clear plastic retainer on the inside cover of the leather folder containing your manual and service booklet. If you don’t have your car pass, then don’t worry, we are still able replace your lost Vauxhall keys – please call us to discuss.

We also fix the common ‘ignition not turning’ problem on vehicles such as the Astra, Zafira, Corsa etc. We keep a large stock of new ignitions. We offer our full range of key services on Vauxhall vehicles. We now offer our full range of diagnostic services too (Genuine Tech2 Diagnostics).

Volkswagen

Locked your keys in your car? Due to the auto-lock feature on VW vehicles one of our most common jobs is opening locked VW’s – we can do this for you quickly and easily. Replacing lost VW keys is a speciality of ours and we keep large range of keys and remotes to help get you back on the road in no time at all. We reguarly program keys to vehicles such a the Mk7 Golf, Crafter Polo and many more.

VW ignition not turning? Don’t worry, we stock the parts and have the knowledge to fix your issue – just call us to discuss.

We offer our full range of services for VW vehicles.

Volvo

We can supply and cut keys to a lot of the early Volvo range including Volvo V40 keys (pre 2004). We cannot program Volvo remotes. We offer a wide range of services on Volvo vehicles such as vehicle entry, remote repairs and broken key extraction.

Imported Cars

If you own an imported car you’ll know it can sometimes be a nightmare to get things fixed on your vehicle. Fortunately our software covers a huge range of imported vehicles so we should be able to fix any key/lock problems you may be having. Just a few examples of the imported vehicles we have worked on are – Toyota Estima, Toyota Alphard, Subaru Legacy, Nissan Elgrand, Nissan Serena…if you have an import that needs keys – give us a call!