Where to find your Key Code

Before you can buy a "cut to code" key, you must know your key code.

The key code will determine which key blank is needed and the "cut" of the key. 

 Key codes are made up of either all numbers (numeric) or letters and numbers (alphanumeric) and are usually between 2 and 8 digits.

 

Your key code may be found in one or more of the following places:

Honda Yamaha Suzuki Kawasaki

Stamped on the original OEM Keys

Stamped on the Ignition Switch - Mid 70's and older models usually had the key code on the face of the ignition. Mid 70's to present, most models will have the key code hidden on the switch, removal is usually necessary to find the code. 

Stamped on the Seat Lock - Mid 70's and older models usually had the key code on the face of the lock. Mid 70's to present, some models will have the key code hidden on the lock, removal is usually necessary to find the code. 

Stamped on the Helmet Lock - Mid 70's and older models usually had the key code on the face of the lock. Mid 70's to present, some models will have the key code hidden on the lock, removal is usually necessary to find the code. 

Stamped on the Fork Lock - Mid 70's and older models usually had the key code on the face of the lock. Mid 70's to present, some models will have the key code hidden on the lock, removal is usually necessary to find the code.

Stamped on the Gas Cap - Mid 70's and older models usually had the key code on the face of the lock. Newer models may have the key code on the bottom of the cap. Cap will have to unlocked and open to find the code.

Metal or plastic tag that came on the key ring with the original OEM keys.

In original owners manual or paperwork that came with your model when purchased new.

On late models a dealer may be able to get your key code from the VIN if the key code info was recorded into their data base when it was sold.

Polaris keys and Arctic Cat keys

The only place Polaris and Arctic Cat put the key code was on the original OEM keys. Early models (pre 1999) may also have the key code on the ignition switch but not always.

In original owners manual or paperwork that came with your model when purchased new (hand written by dealer or original owner).

Boat keys and Outboard keys

Boat key codes can usually be found on the original key or somewhere on the ignition switch. It may be stamped on the switch or on a sticker. Removal of the switch is usually necessary. This is true for models from the 1950's to present.

We cannot decipher key codes from the VIN

Some models simply do not have a key code anywhere on them. If this is the case and you presently have a working key, send me picture of the key, good chance I can decode it from the picture and make you a key. If you don't have the key code or a working key, a local locksmith or new ignition and locks are your only choices.

If you think you've found your key code but aren't sure, just contact us with the code you found, the make, model and year of your machine and we'll let you know if that code makes sense with your model.

When you find your key code, use a magnifying glass to look closely at it. It can become worn over the years and be hard to read correctly.