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BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key

BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key

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This 5/8" diameter receiver lock codes to your vehicle's ignition key. Made of automotive-grade materials and nearly impossible to pick or bump, this corrosion-resistant lock helps keep your ball mount safe and secure. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch lock from Bolt. BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key part number BL7018448 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Bolt Trailer Hitch Lock

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Vehicle Specific Pin Lock
  • Bolt
  • Keyed Alike
  • Codes to Chrysler Key
  • Codes to Dodge Key
  • Codes to Jeep Key
  • Stainless Steel
  • Bent Pin

This 5/8" diameter receiver lock codes to your vehicle's ignition key. Made of automotive-grade materials and nearly impossible to pick or bump, this corrosion-resistant lock helps keep your ball mount safe and secure.


  • Hitch lock is used in place of a standard pin and clip to prevent theft of your ball mount or hitch-mounted accessories
  • Lock uses your vehicle's ignition key - you'll always have the right key with you
    • Insert your ignition key into the BOLT cylinder
    • Turn the key once
    • Lock is permanently coded to your key
  • 6-Plate tumbler sidebar prevents picking or bumping
  • Automotive-quality lock is durable and weatherproof
    • Cast zinc cylinder offers superior corrosion resistance
    • Stainless steel lock shutter keeps out dirt and moisture
    • Durable, easy-to-grip hard rubber casing protects lock
    • Attached hard rubber dust cover protects lock face
  • Lock cylinder attaches to shaft with double ball bearing locking mechanism
    • Locks automatically when key is removed
  • Stainless steel pin shaft is rustproof


  • Application: 2" and 2-1/2" (Class III, IV, and V) trailer hitch receivers
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: BOLT locks permanently code to only 1 vehicle. They cannot be re-coded or re-keyed.

BOLT Locks for Convenience and Security

Are you tired of carrying a bulky ring of keys - for your hitch lock and coupler lock, your pickup cover or trailer door, and all the various padlocks securing your equipment? Tired of fumbling for the right key or having to replace a lost key?

BOLT (Breakthrough One-key Lock Technology) has solved that problem by designing a line of locks that can operate with a key you already have handy - your vehicle ignition key.

When you insert your own key into the cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position. When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.


Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep keys compatible with BOLT locks

If your Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep key looks like one of the keys above, it is compatible with BOLT locks.

BOLT Dodge Key

See table to determine vehicle year, make, and model compatibility.

BOLT for Commercial Applications

BOLT is particularly useful in commercial applications. Imagine being able to send a crew without having to sign out multiple keys for a work truck, trailer, hitch pins, and equipment locks. With BOLT, the vehicle key becomes a master key. It opens all those locks and you no longer have the hassle of getting to a work site only to find that you've brought the wrong keys.

7018440 Strattec Programmable BOLT Hitch Receiver Lock - Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep

Item # BL7018448

Video of BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for BOLT Product Line Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the BOLT family of locks. Now, the BOLT is a very unique lock. It's designed to use your vehicle's ignition key and it can be coded to Toyotas, Nissans, Fords, GM, Chevys. A lot of different vehicles. The BOLT lock, the BOLT, BOLT, stands for Breakthrough One Key Lock Technology. As you can see here, we've got a padlock on. Our padlock.

It uses our factory Ford key. No extra keys that we have to keep up with. As you can see, it opens it nicely, locks without a problem. The special part is that now we can take this same key right over to our six-foot-long self-coiling cable lock. Operates it just like it did the padlock. If you'll come here to the hitch with me, take a look.

We've got our trailer coupler lock right here. Same key. Operates that without issue and even down here to our hitch pin lock. We're looking at the same thing. Key is going to go right in.

Functions just as it should, all using that exact same key. Now, they even have pickup truck bed mountain toolboxes. They've got the latch style levers on them. They've got the BOLT One Key accessories to fit that and even spare tire carriers. I've got that installed on my Jeep, so let's take a look at that one. As you can see here, on our Jeep, the same technology applies. All of them have the nice rubber hardened protection that's going to go around the lock.

They've got a stainless steel lock shutter that's going to protect our zinc cast core from any kind of corrosion, giving us some really superior corrosion resistance. Got that and it's going to go right over the top and cover that up as well. They use a six plate tumbler style. It is an automotive quality lock. That's going to prevent any kind of picking or anything like that. Now that we've gone over our full line of the BOLT locks, that will complete today's look. .

Customer Reviews

BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key - BL7018448

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

This 5/8" diameter receiver lock codes to your vehicle's ignition key. Made of automotive-grade materials and nearly impossible to pick or bump, this corrosion-resistant lock helps keep your ball mount safe and secure.

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Wanted a lock that you can only use one key, and this one works great. Also didn't want anybody stealing my tow hitch cover I also bought from etrailer. 366732

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Works great on the new 2-1/2" hitch that came on my 2016 Ram 2500 4x4. Super easy to key lock to my Ram key. Trying to eliminate as many keys as I can. Was a little bigger than I thought, but still clears the two chain hooks. Solid and beautifully finished. As you can see in the picture, I also got the matching BOLT coupler lock. 312098

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They worked great key them to my truck key with no problem's. 795497

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Love it. Never lose the key to it because if you did, you have more to worry about than trying to cut your hitch pin off! Very easy to follow instructions, would definitely recommend and buy again for my next truck 783538

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This was perfect for what i needed. i use my valet key in the key fob to work the lock, it was so easy to setup. i replaced all my locks. such a small purchase made life so much easier. 770299

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these work perfect.....no more lost keys to look for...... 761734

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I worked with Donna P. last Friday and oh my. It was a great experience working with her. She was very helpful Assisting me with finding the correct lock for the trailer hitch that I purchased. She was not rushing me to make a decision, but she was more interested in helping me find the correct product for my application. I will buy from your company again. And I hope that Etrailer treats her with the utmost appreciation. Donna is an asset to your company. Martin 737994

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Very well built and never have to worry about losing the key. 735064

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I love these hitch pins. I first saw this type on my work truck and I recently bought a new hitch and want to protect my investment so I bought this and it works great. 733276

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This is an exciting new concept to be able to use the vehicle key to unlock the pin. That saves using a bunch of different keys. It is very sturdy. I got two of them, and plan to use one on a travel trailer and the other on a utility trailer. 732971

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Now after owning this hitch lock for a year I can honestly say that I have replaced all of the locks on my other vehicles with these locks. No more lost keys, no more searching through every inch of the car. Somethings just work and this is one of them. If you like to streamline your life and lose the nonsense this is your kinda gear. Makes life a little easier. 729223

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Product was easy to use and program using my truck key 718864

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Product works perfectly very happy excellent service thumbs up 655211

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The lock is excellent quality, I also have one for the locking trailer itself. It's great to never have to worry about the key. The rubber seals have kept the dirt out and they just like they did when I received them even after one year of being in the weather. 642542

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Great quality, super easy 636946

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Excellent product 614032

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I’ve used this product before. It is a quality item and has always worked as advertised. 608964

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Good product. 607078

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Part is exactly what we ordered, competitively priced and delivered quickly. 605057

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Ordered for my husbands 2018 Jeep JK..... No issues. 603353

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The product gave me the hitch security that I was looking for without having to search for a key when I wanted to remove the hitch. 600430

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Installed it for the first time today. Was easy to set to match my key. I hope the lock doesn’t fall off as a prior one did. Seems very sturdy. 591076

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If you haven't used Bolt products before your missing out. As far as purchasing from etrailer, that is a no brainier. Etrailer is always the first place I look to purchase. Great prices and great service every time. 589604

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Wow, this is a neat product! The lock "pinned" to my vehicle's ignition key quickly and easily. It is great to not have to carry an additional key in order to lock and unlock the hitch! 584556

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Ask the Experts about this Bolt Trailer Hitch Lock

  • Do BOLT Coupler Lock and Hitch Locks # BL7018448 and # BL7025286 Fit 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
    Yes, both Bolt locks you referenced of # BL7018448 and # BL7025286 will work with the key of your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. I attached review videos for both locks for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Locking Hitch Pin for 2018 Ram 2500 with 2-1/2 Inch OEM Hitch Receiver
    For your factory Ram 2500 trailer hitch with 2-1/2 inch receiver, I recommend the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7018448 because it will use your factory ignition key and save you the hassle of a separate key. If you prefer the separate key and want the anti-rattle built in, then I recommend the XL Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2-1/2" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span # SHP2040-XL. This will work great with ball mounts and many accessories that don't have a specific threading....
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  • BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock to Key to 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Key
    Take a look at the picture I've attached. If your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500's key looks like any of these then you'll want part # BL7018448.
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  • Troubleshooting BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock that Won't Code to Key
    The BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key # BL7018448 will only work with certain model years and key styles. I've attached a couple photos to assist. We actually have a video that I've attached of inserting the key and turning it to allow it to code to your key. If you have used any other key in that lock, you will need to replace it because it only codes to the first compatible key that is inserted and turned. You shouldn't need...
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  • Bolt Custom Hitch Lock Will Not Unlock Using Key for 2015 Ram 2500
    According to Bolt if you are using the emergency key from the FOB for your 2015 Ram it could be hard to get enough leverage to turn the key and unlock the hitch lock. Jiggling while turning may help to unlock the lock with the emergency key. They lock codes itself to the key when you insert the key, turn it once, and then remove the key. If you inserted the pin before removing the key that could have affected the tumblers inside and permanently coded it wrong. Since they cannot be re-coded...
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  • Do Hitch Pins and Locks have Weight Capacities
    Hitch pins and locks don't actually bear any of the weight of a trailer or accessory so they don't have weight ratings. The only weight capacities you need to consider are for the tow vehicle, the hitch, ball mount, and hitch ball. The tongue weight of a trailer puts so much downward force on the ball mount that it binds it up so well in the hitch that the hitch pin doesn't actually have any force put on it. The hitch or ball mount would fail before the hitch pin would.
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  • BOLT Hitch Lock Recommendation for Keying to Pontiac Car Key
    You'd need a GM based Bolt hitch lock like part # BL7018445 which can key to center cut GM keys like your Pontiac. I attached a couple pictures that show it's compatibility.
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  • Are BOLT Locks Available to Code with Nissan Vehicle Key
    Our assortment of BOLT code-able locks includes one for Nissan vehicles. We offer BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7023583 which works with two types of keys from a range of Nissan vehicles. You can refer to the linked photo that shows the two compatible key types and the listing of vehicles that can code this lock. We do not have one for Honda at this time.
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  • Solution for Angled End of Hitch Pin Wallowing Out Hitch Pin Hole
    I may have a solution for you, however we do not have a straight hitch pin available that is compatible with the BOLT Receiver Locks like the part # BL7018448 you were looking at. If the angled end of the pin is wallowing out the hitch pin hole then most likely the accessory is moving around quite a bit inside the receiver during travel. To keep this from happening I recommend adding an anti-rattle device like the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061. This will slide over the shank of your...
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  • Bolt Codeable Trailer Locks for 2015 Dodge Durango
    BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7018448 will permanently code to your 2015 Dodge Durango vehicle key so long as the key is one of the types shown in the linked image. Any of the four key types pictured will code the lock after just one turn of the key. Please note that this coding is a one-time process and it cannot be undone; you cannot re-code a lock for a new vehicle/key. If your key does not match any of those shown in the photo please provide a photo of the entire key.
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  • Will Bolt Hitch Lock # BL7018448 Work With 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman
    While the Bolt hitch lock part # BL7018448 hasn't been officially carried over to the 2019 Ram models it will work for you as long as your truck keys match what you see in the attached picture. It looks like the Classic model 2019 Ram 1500s will fit but the new style of 2019 Rams use a new style of key.
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  • Will a BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Work with a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Key
    Yes! I checked with Bolt and the trailer hitch receiver lock, # BL7018448, does work with the 2015 Jeep Wrangler keys. I have linked a video review for you to the right.
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  • Will the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Work With The Emergency Key On a Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Yes, BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock part # BL7018448 will work with the emergency key integrated into your key fob. I called my contact at BOLT Lock to confirm this.
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  • Which Bolt Hitch Lock Fits 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    We have the BOLT hitch pin lock part # BL7018448 that is designed to work with the key of a 2010 Jeep Wrangler like you mentioned having. I also attached a picture of all the key styles it fits for you to compare as well. I also attached a picture of it installed on a Jeep hitch as well to give you an idea on what type of clearance it requires.
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  • Will BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Work With 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Key Stored In Fob
    Great News! The BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, Item # BL7018448, is compatible with your 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan ignition key (see picture). The BOLT hitch lock will replace your standard pin and clip to give you greater security and fewer keys (always a good thing!). It works with 2 inch and 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. I have attached a video for you to check out.
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  • How to Use the Same Key for my Trailer and Receiver Locks
    I have a complete solution for you but the Fastway Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock part # FA86-00-3160 can't be keyed alike down the road. Like alot of the locks we offer there are keyed alike varieties available. These should be purchased at the same time to guarantee the keyed alike option. For your situation BOLT locks are ideal. With these you can choose any type of lock you need at anytime you need it and it will key to your vehicles ignition key. I know cool right!!! I have linked...
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  • Keyed-Alike Locks for 2-1/2 Hitch Receiver and Ball Mount
    We have keyed-alike hitch locks for the 2-1/2-inch hitch on your Ram 2500 that are displayed on the linked page. All of the items shown can be ordered in multiples that are keyed alike. You will just want to confirm the necessary length and diameter to match your hitch accessories. We have standard pin locks like # e98881 and pin lock sets like # FA86-00-3685 and we also have special vehicle-specific BOLT locks that can be coded to use your truck's key. Part # BL7018448 will code to...
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  • What Hitch Lock is the Most Corrosion Resistant
    I really like the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Flush Design - 2-1/2" Hitches part # BWTS51235 that you looked at. B&W always uses the best quality materials available and tries really hard to protect everything from the elements. When working with customers I have never heard of this one failing. As always with any lock when left out in the elements indefinitely you may run into some. I have always had great luck with spraying a little light viscosity lubricant into the lock core and...
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