Key Blanks are sometimes and easy every day item in the Locksmith world that you know exactly what to do to duplicate. Sometimes you need to call in the experts. Today’s Blog Article is from Kaba Ilco.
Should you encounter an original Corvette key with a large head (1998-2004), select the double sided VATS key for duplication. Replacement blanks have a smaller head but function in the ignition.
There were over 200,000 manufactured between 1998 and 2004 that required a VATS key. All that is required to duplicate these keys is an inexpensive reader (for reading the resistance value) and a standard duplicating machine.
VATS (Vehicle Anti-Theft System) keys were introduced by General Motors for the Chevrolet Corvette in 1986. This system ended in 2005 with the Buick Century. General Motors referred to this system as PASS-KEY I (1986) and PASS-KEY II (1987-2005).
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