How does the Xhorse Dolphin XP005L successfully cut a Honda key?
A customer has a 2009 Honda CR-V and wanted to cut new keys using the Xhorse Dolphin XP005L key cutting machine. He’s not a complete beginner, but he hasn’t had a chance to do any Honda keys yet. So he wanted to contact him before the appointment so that he could be better prepared. Here are some suggestions from Dolphin users. Hope to help you!
I use this profile every time – Hon66, without any issues.
I made a key for a CRV using the HON66 type, but it doesn’t work.
The key is not inserted into the lock.
Then after carefully inspecting the original key, I found that the cuts on both sides of the key were deeper than usual.
Therefore, you can choose to increase the depth of cut when cutting. I increased it by 0.10 and the key worked.
I just ran into money when I was doing Honda keys. If you decode it accurately, you should be fine. If it doesn’t run smoothly, run it through the machine again. You should be fine though.
I cut a lot of honda keys with my two dolphins every week, no problem…when they start to go wrong it’s usually a calibration problem…that’s when I know it’s time to calibrate…
Use an optical reader, then run the bit through instacode or whatever bit provider you use and make sure the key code is a legitimate code. But this is where you run into problems. Cutting is not an issue as worn keys are hard to bite off. Use a test key first.
I usually decode and look at the original key and if it matches correctly I cut it out, but if it’s a worn key I either use the universal cutting option or get the key code from the lock for a fee. Complete the money in the bag of deals!
Just get the key combination from the glove box lock. Dolphins will do the rest.
It is better to cut with keycode, because the universal decoder is not good. I tried several times without getting the key right. Even my tracer broke twice.
The key guy for deburring. Do not insert a freshly cut Honda key in the ignition.
You’ll break the lock and cause more heartbreak.
You must deburr any key cut on any machine. Especially Honda. Smooth out any rough edges on the keys, especially the tips. Be sure to spray some Houdini on the locks.
On a Honda, you’re better off pulling the glove box lock or truck lock and running the code. I find it odd to use generic decoding even with raw keys. Keys, especially on an older car you’re dealing with, can be pretty worn out.
Fortunately, Honda puts the key combination on most of their locks. Run it and you’ll have no problem.
To sum up, it is recommended to take the following measures to try.
1.Deburr Honda key before cutting on Dolphin XP005L. Smooth the rough edges on the key, specially the tip. And also spritz the lock with some Houdini.
2.Better to cut with key code which is on the glove box lock or truck lock
3.Calibrate Dolphin XP005L
4.Select HON66 type to operate
5.Increase the cutting depth on Dolphin key cutting machine if required