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Replacement Control Key for Yakima Same Key System

Replacement Control Key for Yakima Same Key System

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This kit replaces a lost or damaged Control Key for your Yakima Same Key System. Control key allows you to insert or remove the lock cores of all your SKS locks and change them out to be keyed alike. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y8007835 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Control Key for Yakima Same Key System. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y8007835

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Roof Bike Racks
  • Roof Box
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  • Ski and Snowboard Racks
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This kit replaces a lost or damaged Control Key for your Yakima Same Key System. Control key allows you to insert or remove the lock cores of all your SKS locks and change them out to be keyed alike.


  • Replaces lost or damaged SKS Control Key
  • Allows you to insert or remove SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
  • Qty: 1

Note: Lock core must be unlocked using the matching key before using this control key to remove the lock core.

8007835 Replacement Control Key for Yakima Same Key System

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So you lost your key to your Yakima accessory. Well, what you're gonna need is the master key. If you have your accessory and it's locked you're gonna have to bring it to a locksmith for them to unlock it. But if it is unlocked like ours is today you take our control key right here and you stick it in and that core should come right out. And then you can just look on the side. It says A150, and then you can go on our website and grab a spare key.

And then once you get that number, order the key, you just go ahead and put this thing back in. You gotta find the right little spot, there's a little circle right here. We'll figure out where that's at, it's actually facing up. So once you get it lined up it just goes right in and we're good. And then you can take your new key and we are back in business.

So the key that you get with the accessory it's already cut. This is not going to remove the core. You will need the control key to pull it out. There's not a whole lot to this product but this is a necessity for those oopsie moments whenever you lose your keys. But just know we do have a solution for you.

And that's pretty much it for a look at the Yakima control key for your Yakima accessories..

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Replacement Control Key for Yakima Same Key System - Y8007835

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1120 Customer Reviews)

This kit replaces a lost or damaged Control Key for your Yakima Same Key System. Control key allows you to insert or remove the lock cores of all your SKS locks and change them out to be keyed alike.


The key didn't work for my lock, but I very much appreciate your awesome customer service including a one-year follow-up. Thank you


Lost my original trailer pin lock due to my error. After looking for the correct lock, correct keying, and a control key, I ended up with three orders. Dianna at etrailer canceled the three orders, and saved me the shipping charges. Great service, the parts all work, and I got everything in less than a week. Great company and great service.


I bought a Yakima Space Cadet cargo box at a garage sale for $20 but it did not have the keys. Bought the control key to remove the cores so I could find the code to get replacement keys. I could not believe how easy it was. Just insert the control key and the core pulls out.


Works as engineered. Was able to replace lock core with the right "matching" lock core to match all the locks on bike rack. One key does it all, rather than multiple keys.


Key worked great to replace my core loc ks.


These replacement keys work exactly as they should. No issues so far! The tutorial videos and information provided by were especially helpful.


Key worked to remove locks. Technician suggested that I buy the key. Well done.



Fine, no problems


Fast and reliable. Five stars!


Great service. I wish other retailers were as good.


It came with the new locks and works as it should.


It allowed me to rekey my roof box to match my other Yakima products. Now I only need one key.


I had been looking on the Yakima site and other bike-related sites for repair parts for my tray bike carrier. I've used e-Trailer for my trailer needs and know they are consistently excellent, so I tried them. I found ALL of the parts that I needed! Smooth sailing after that with their over-the-top product and customer support.


Amazed at how easy it was to use and change out locksets.


Works as intended


Quick service and excellent person taking my call for the order.. The parts were exactly what I needed to repair my damaged lock on my bike carrier.


Worked great, even on my 20-year-old Space Cadet roof carrier!


Does exactly what it says. Its a crime Yakima doesn't just give these away for free.


The control didn’t work. Info I read said it might not. The key fit but would not unlock the Yakima swing out bike rack. I’ll have to try something else, not sure what before it gets expensive. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks

Etrailer Expert

Heather A.


This control key will allow you to remove unlocked Yakima lock cores for replacement or to read the side of the lock core to get a key number. Unfortunately if the lock core is in the locked position the only way to remove the lock core is to drill it out and replace it with new Yakima lock cores such as part # Y07202 for a quantity of 2 or part # Y07204 for a quantity of 4.


It works, wasn’t sure it would work on my set up!!


i had lost the key to my Yakima car top carrier( which I had purchased used,earlier from an individual.
I like my Yakima car top carrier very much and would recommend it. It is sturdy and durable, easy to attach to the car and open from both sides for ease of loading and unloading. (However, I am currently unable to get one side to unlock)
Overall,very good quality. I would choose Yakima again as my preference for a car top carrier.


I have purchased more items than I can remember over the last 10 years or so from etrailer, Ride Right Helper springs, various trailer wiring connectors, Curt trailer hitches, Rola Roof Racks, duplicate keys that I had to order to replace keys that I lost, heck, I'm retired and am always out camping or putting together some new camper. etrailer customer service reps have always been the most efficient, knowledgeable and helpful whenever I have placed an order or had any followup questions with an order. That great and efficient service, high quality products as well as fast shipping and best pricing has kept me a reliable and steady customer over the years. Never had a problem with etrailer service or product. What more can I say? I really like efficiency! So 5 Stars Plus for this long time overdue review for anyone who is thinking of ordering from etrailer, you can buy here with confidence!


So I cleverly lost one of those. I don't even know its name, just that I lost it. It's the lock that goes on the trailer hitch pin to prevent removing the bike rack. Easy to lose, but that's Yakima's fault, not etrailer's. I've dealt with etrailer before and have been completely happy, but I could not find this part on etrailer, just an entire kit. I emailed them and described what I needed and they got right back and said sure, and now it's got its own listing on our website, and gave me a link. They pointed me to the part, a new lock core and a master key. I ordered the parts, got a quick delivery, and the new lock core and rekeying was push pull click click. I am a happy customer!


Thank you!


I received the name of etrailer from a friend regarding my Yakima lock cores.
I had to order 2 control keys for my Yakima Lock sets (one for me and the other for my husband as we tend to lose things).
I received both keys super fast and both worked flawlessly.
I will definitely order from etrailer again!!!


Worked flawlessly on my daughter's Yakima cargo box. She lost her keys and the only way to find out what model number the core is is to remove it from the box to see what number is stamped on the side. Core popped out in about 1 second after inserting the control key. Worth its weight in gold and Etrailer was the cheapest place I found to order it from. We have ordered new keys from Etrailer as well.

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