EEZ READER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The original design was made on the "H75" type keyblank and the trap
slot was positioned as far back from the tip as possible to still allow
the trapping and reading of the 6th postion wafer in the door
lock. This allowed for the reading of all wafers in the door, and
left the two tip cuts (positions 7 & 8) to be progressed for a
working ignition key. Since the ignition lock was a sidebar
mechanism, the EEZ Reader is not able to read it anyway. The
positioning of the trap as just mentioned provides the greatest degree
of accuracy by allowing for as much of the key blade to be inserted
into the keyway when trapping/reading the first space wafer, i.e. the
closest to the lock face.
Why are there two different readers for the FORD 8-cut?
The second design was made on the "H78" type keyblank to differentiate
it from the original design, and was a response to a lock change by
Ford on some models in 2001. These models (see next question) use
a lock in the door with 6 wafers, but in positions (bow-tip) 2 through
7. To read the 7th postion wafer, the trap slot must be closer to
the tip, hence the re-design. Since these models also used a
non-sidebar ignition lock, we realized that reading of all wafer
positions was possible if the tool could reach the 8th, or tip cut in
the ignition (also deck lock where applicable). The tool was made
with the trap slot right at the tip of the key to read all postions,
sacrificing some accuracy on the 1st and even 2nd wafer positions on
the "usual" 8-cut system.
While we originally thought that the "H78" design, called the "FORD
96+", would be a "universal" tool and work for both systems.
However, with feedback from our customers, many preferrred the original
design. Many also wanted the ability to read the ignition locks
as well, so we continue to make both designs available.
To order the original design: EEZ H75
To order the 2001+ design: EEZ FORD 96+
2000 and up
Which Ford models have the wafers in positions 2 thru 7
(tip-bow) and have a non-sidebar ignition lock?
Lincoln LS (also has a deck lock with positons
2001 and up
Ford Explorer (4 door only!)
2003 an up
Thank you, we will be adding more information soon.
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