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Not sure if im on the right section here, i have been making car keys for 5 years now and due to demand i thought its time to get into lock outs and all keys lost, I bought a cut to code machine that works great but the problem i am having is trying to get the lock codes, if i enter the lock code into instacode will this give me the bitting ? i can use the lishi picks on most vehicles to decode the locks, the instacode is Chinese to me, even after looking at many videos and reading the instructions its still not clear to me as it asks me for the code and i dont know what code its referring to or where to get the correct code for the car lock, please dont be too hard on me as i am new to all keys lost side of things, i would be most grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction to learn more about this

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InstaCode contains countless space and depth specifications for majority of keys, including automotive. I use it all the time. Primarily it lets you cut to bitting, but it has capability to load up bitting information according to key code as long as the developers have the information to include it in the software. Additionally, you can do it vice versa, you can input bitting, and it'll give you the corresponding key code, again if it is known. Most common code ranges are known.

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instacode is very usefull , the find bitting function will give you the code if in their database , its also useful on models like nissan and mazda that use 10 cut keys where only 8 cuts are in the door lock , you enter the 8 cuts you have in their correct positions in the find biting function and it will give you the options for the missing 2 cuts .

however you shouldnt need the codes to cut a key with a cut to code machine , your machine should give you the option of decoding and copying a key , cut to code and direct cut to bitting , so select direct cut and enter your lishi read.

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So I have a customer who has lost all of his keys, I input the following information into instacode Make = VW Model = golf Mk4 Year =2001 Mk4

and click search, it came up with 2  options that both had the same bitting 43221332, my cut to code machine also came up with the same bitting, so what i am trying to figure out is how did my machine and instacode arrive at this bitting, there must have been thousands of VW Golfs made in that year and surely they all have different bittings, i must be missing something here, i can decode with the lishi but i am trying to get an understanding of instacode.

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take a deep breath and look at your screen again and what its telling you , the big clue is at top of screen where it says code 00001.

when you load up a make model and year then open up a key series , instacode displays code number 1 , in this case code 00001 , this wont be yours unless the correct code for the car is 00001, you now have 2 options.

1) if you have the dealer code for the cars key , then click NEW CODE at top , then enter your code and it will display the correct cuts for your car .

2) if you have the lishi reading , click FIND BITTING at top of screen and enter what you have , instacode will then display this and display the dealer key code for this .

if you was working with say a nissan and had picked and decoded the door lock you would only read 8 cuts in positions 3 to 10 , the ignition has 10 cuts so you are missing cuts 1 and 2 , so you click on find bitting then enter the 8 cuts you have decoded from the door in in positions 3 to 10 , instacode will then give you the possible configuration in positions 1 and 2 .

so both your instacode and machine give you the same bitting because both are showing code 00001 , be a poor show if they disagreed on what code 00001 was .

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On 5/15/2021 at 5:41 PM, dakes2 said:

Not sure if im on the right section here, i have been making car keys for 5 years now and due to demand i thought its time to get into lock outs and all keys lost, I bought a cut to code machine that works great but the problem i am having is trying to get the lock codes, if i enter the lock code into instacode will this give me the bitting ? i can use the lishi picks on most vehicles to decode the locks, the instacode is Chinese to me, even after looking at many videos and reading the instructions its still not clear to me as it asks me for the code and i dont know what code its referring to or where to get the correct code for the car lock, please dont be too hard on me as i am new to all keys lost side of things, i would be most grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction to learn more about this

 

Hi I have also added a Topic on InstaCode software - I Hope this helps . 

 

 

 

Tony Wilkin  : Business Development Manage / Customer Support   :Tel:  07572 216446    Email: twilkin@davenport-burgess.com   w:  www.davenport-burgess.com 

 

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