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There's a whole bunch of different styles of chipped car keys today. However, the bare bones of all of those is going to be your basic transponder keys. Question is, what type of vehicles are most common in the area?
If you're new and just getting started, having this top 10 list of transponder keys is definitely where you want to start when it comes to buying inventory.
Before I do, if you're like me, you're always wondering what number 11 is, which one is getting left out? And the answer to that question is the Toyota TOY44G key.
Below is a short description of each key in the order of popularity to help you.
10 - Honda HD106-PT
This older key is the edge style before they introduced the HO-01 key. There's a lot of them out there and the good news is it's a pretty easy key to program. Now, the test blade for that is actually going to be the HD-103, and that's gonna be the metal headed key for that.
9 - Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Y160-PT
This key started to become available in around 1997/1998 and it was really the first generation Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep transponder key. Now it uses the Y159 metal headed key.
8 - Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Y170-PT
The working key or the emergency key for the Chrysler phobics. The little fabric remotes is like the overriding key that you can also use in an emergency situation with your customer. Maybe you don't have the right phobic in stock, but the Y170 will do the trick. It will get the customer back on the road.
7 - B119-PT GM high security key
6 - Toyota TOY44D-PT
If you remember starting at number 11 was actually the TOY44G chip key. They both use the same blade which is the TR47 and chips. The D is the older chip, the G is the newer chip.
5 - Nissan NI04-T
4 - Ford H72-PT
The Ford key H72 started everything off in the transponder programming world.This is the first transponder key that Ford came out with. And if you've been a locksmith or programming car keys since the late 1990s or early 2000s, H72-PT has come out of your mouth a lot. I'm sure for many years, this key was actually number 1.
3 - Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Y164-PT
It has a more goldish head color over the Y160, which came in at number 9. And, it does use the Y159 metal headed key which you can use as a test key before you actually cut the transponder key if you'd like.
2 - Ford H92-PT
This is super popular and there was a chip shortage a few years ago. H92 came out, a 80 bit key, it was actually backwards compatible with the H84.
1 - GM B111-PT
Also known as the circle plus key. The most difficult edge style key to cut. I highly recommend using a B106 metal headed key to make sure you have it under control before you start cutting on the actual transponder keys.
That is the top 10 transponder keys in the USA for 2020. For those of you who pause the video, I'd love to know how you did in the comments below. Also, you can buy these 10 most popular transponder keys by clicking here. You can purchase all 10 and get you going.