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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y8007835 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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
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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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Video Transcript for Yakima Same Key System Control Key Review

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   (985 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Does the job, have a pick handy to grab the corner of the lock to pull it out with the key inserted.


Did not receive a control key, received a key that will not work. The replacement order had the correct items on it, I'm glad it was able to be figured out.


Shipped quick and just as described. Worked well and helped me complete the project at hand. Thank you!


Hello. I do not usually write reviews unless the service was exceptional. I called etrailer to order 2 cable locks for my bike rack. I spoke to a very pleasant lady named Ashley. Her understanding of what I needed was fantastic. She compiled all of the parts I had to have to correctly install the lock cables including the lock cores, matching keys, and the special key to make it all work. I did not choose next day shipping, but received the parts the next day. Thank you to Ashley and etrailer!



by: came through again with prompt service and items in stock!!


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

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
Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 2)
for a quantity of 2 or part # Y07204
Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4)
for a quantity of 4.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 05/13/2021


These were perfect replacements for the originals that came with my Yakima Rocketbox (purchased Jan 2001).


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


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


Terrific! I needed a matched set of Yakima keys with a specific key number. etrailer offered the ability to buy a specific key number which was terrific.


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!


Worked perfectly! Now I can order the correct key to replace our missing one


Very good price . Very helpfull sales department . Misplaced control key and needed it to transfer locks to new roof rack .

Barry - 11/14/2017


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.


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 ordered the Yakima replacement control key late one night. By 10:00 a.m. the next morning I had already received an email from George letting me know my key had shipped. The email included a tracking number so I could track the package. The key arrived within a few days and worked perfectly. I then ordered a couple of replacement keys for my Yakima cargo carrier and they should arrive within the next few days. Great job!


Delivery was great as well as this control key.


Easy to use worked great. You need this if you are installing a new Yakima lock or removing one. Not much to it.


Does what it's supposed to do. It allows you to remove Yakima lock cores so you can get all of your Yakima stuff on one key (same key system).

As always, was very easy to navigate and shipped the product quickly. I always have a good experience with these guys.

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    I contacted Yakima about getting replacement key for your bike rack. The representative at Yakima went over a few scenarios and options you have to get a replacement key. First, if you have registered your key number with Yakima, you could call them and get a replacement key. Or if you have the key number that is stamped on the key written down, I can set you up with a replacement. If the first option didn't work and since your box is locked, you will need to call a locksmith to have...
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  • Steps for Removing and Reinstalling Yakima Lock Core
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