We can help you read the code of your key if you send us a clear photograph of the tip of your key - we'll need at least two images one taken at 45 degrees to the other.- images are best taken against a neutral background not on a white paper. Note - information is for 8 cut keys to year 1997 (not a six cut keys) they are not interchangeable and you may harm you locks if you try the incorrect key. If you own a car later car (Chips were used in keys 1998-1999 that can be cloned - we do offer ths service but will need your original key, 2000+ later cars used rolling codes that must be set by your dealer) this is not the key for your car.
We also offer a key cutting service for 6 bit keys purchased elsewere - you'll need to send us a new blade (available from Jaguar) and the correct code for us to be able to program our cutter. Call for details.
|However reading the code yourself is pretty easy and will take just a few minutes a pencil and a piece of paper.
There are 8 cut potential cut areas on your key . Each cut is given a number that represents the code for your key
Your keys code will consist of 8 numbers each representing the angle of cut.
Check a second time - you should have a string of numbers that represents the code that looks like this 2-2-3-1-1-2-3-2 or similar.
Sometimes adjacent angles will be the same and will be represented by two numbers being the same.
The image below is a typical key. Take a few minutes to read the code. You should come up with 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2.
This Jaguar bulletin will help you understand how a tibbe lock is constructed and how it can be re-coded.