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The "key code" is simply a code that tells the key cutting machine where, how deep, how wide, etc. to make the cuts. Purely mechanical. If you have a key in hand, anyone that has the correct blank can take your current key and use it as a pattern to cut the exact same pattern into the blank. So if you walk in with the code, that tells them how to make the cuts, if you walk in with a key, they just trace the cuts onto the new blank.
Not to be confused with "coded or chip" keys that all automobiles and some motorcycles have. In addition to the correct mechanical pattern being cut into the key the internal electronics have to be "learned" by the car or motorcycle. Most of these chip vehicles allow you to make an extra key work by using the two original keys that are already correctly programmed. If you have lost a key and have only one. it MUST be reprogrammed by a dealer with a special tool. This is kept very secure, you can imagine how a car thief might like to own one!
While I think I read the European versions of the 2012 DL 650 have a "chip or coded" key, the North American units do not?
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