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BOLT Covered Padlock - 2" Shackle - Codes to Ford Side-Cut Key

BOLT Covered Padlock - 2" Shackle - Codes to Ford Side-Cut Key

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This heavy-duty padlock 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 trailer and equipment safe and secure. 1-800-940-8924 to order Bolt bolt locks part number BL7023540 or order online at Free expert support on all Bolt products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for BOLT Covered Padlock - 2" Shackle - Codes to Ford Side-Cut Key. BOLT Locks reviews from real customers.
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This heavy-duty padlock 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 trailer and equipment safe and secure.


  • Heavy-duty padlock can serve multiple uses
    • Secure equipment to a rack or truck bed to prevent theft
    • Lock a bike to a bike rack or a bike rack to a car
    • Protect camping gear when you're away from camp
  • 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
  • Chrome-plated, hardened steel shackle and crush-resistant body shell deter thieves
  • Shackle attaches to lock body with double ball bearing locking mechanism
    • Locks automatically when key is removed


  • Shackle length: 2"
  • Shackle diameter: 5/16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Key Compatibility

Diagram showing compatibility key styles

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.

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.

7023540 Strattec Programmable BOLT Padlock - Ford Side Cut Key

Item # BL7023540

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Video of BOLT Covered Padlock - 2" Shackle - Codes to Ford Side-Cut Key

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

Video Transcript for BOLT Covered Padlock Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Bolt line of padlocks. These are designed to be keyed exactly to your vehicle's ignition, so you're always going to have the right key with you. Available for Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan several different manufacturers. It's a very simple operation, here on the bottom you're going to have a small cover that needs to be removed. You can do it by hand, it's a pretty simple process, just pull that off. That exposes our lock core, We'll then take our vehicles ignition key, place it in, we want to turn it all the way over until we feel it stop. As you can see that's unlocked our lock for us, now any time we go to us it, ignition key goes in, you're able to unlock it.

This is going to be great for securing trailer couplers, securing items to your trailer or even like farm gates or something. You're always going to have your truck when you go to your farm so it's nice that you won't forget the key, you're always going to have it there with you. They use a hardened chrome plated shackle here, it measure 2 inches tall in usable space. It's going to have a 5/16 inch diameter on it. As you can see we've got a hardened rubber coating, all the way around the lock, that's going to protect it for us. They use an automotive grade tumbler, it's got a 6 plate design, so it's going to resist any kind of tampering we might encounter.

It's kind of hard to see but inside we do have a stainless steel shutter. That protects the dirt, debris and moisture from getting into our cast zinc cylinder. We're going to have superior corrosion resistance. They have made these in the United States and they offer a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over all the features of our lock let's show you how it looks in action.

Here on our generator we're going to secure it, just with a length of chain. Run that right around where we need that to be used. It's a simple process of coarse we'll unlock our lock, go through our chain, really with that extended we could bring our excess up and secure that off as well. There's a lot of good working room on there so you won't have to worry about securing that chain. You see nice and secure, ready to head down the road, park our trailer and we're not going to have to worry about somebody getting our generator. Now that we've had a good look at it and seen how it works that will complete today's look at the Bolt Line of Padlocks.


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BOLT Covered Padlock - 2" Shackle - Codes to Ford Side-Cut Key - BL7023540

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty padlock 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 trailer and equipment safe and secure.


The fact that I don’t need to carry another set of keys makes these locks ideal for my situation. I use a pair of these on the back of my car hauler.

2019 Ford F-150

works good on ball lock

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I got this to help manage keys. I will use it with some heavy chain to lock down the tank holder to help deter tank theft. It keyed correctly. I will circle back if there are any issues after using it.

A note: when setting the key in the lock be careful of lithium grease on the key. It goes away after a few uses, but it can stain clothing.

I tried using it to lock down a the companion hitch locking lever. It will lock it down, but you may have to crawl inside the bed to unlock it. The problem is that the lock cannot be lifted towards you to reach it with the key.


These locks are fantastic, been using them for a year now and they still look as new. The best feature is the keyed alike to my truck key so it’s one less key on the key ring

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

It was easy to program my truck key to the lock.



Easy to install and works as advertised.



Great item


Great pricing ,fast delivery



Easy to use, no more extra keys


See what our Experts say about this Bolt BOLT Locks

  • Recommended Padlock That Codes to 2019 Ford F-150 Ignition Key
    The BOLT Covered Padlock - 2" Shackle - Codes to Ford Side-Cut Key # BL7023540 is confirmed to fit all models of the 2019 Ford F-150. This lock will code to your F-150's ignition key. Once you insert your ignition key into the cylinder and turn it, the lock will be permanently coded to your key. It uses a 6-plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and is weatherproof. I have attached a review video for your reference.
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  • BOLT Code-able Padlock for Use with 2016 Ford F-250
    The BOLT Covered Padlock # BL7023540 is not compatible with the ignition key for a 2016 Ford F-250 but you can use the similar lock # BL7018519 which is compatible. You can double-check that your ignition key matches the design of one of those shown in the linked image. As long as it does you're all set. Please note that once the lock is coded it cannot be re-coded to another key.
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  • Can BOLT Locks be Keyed to a House Key and a Jeep
    The BOLT locks, including # BL7023540, can only be keyed to certain vehicle keys. There isn't a house key option available though it is a really good idea. This particular lock keys to a Ford Side-Cut key. The padlock for Jeep is # BL7032288 but only works with 2015 to 2018 Renegades, 2018 and newer Compass, and 2018 and newer Wranglers (JL models).
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  • Recommended Keyed Alike Coupler, Trigger Latch and Tool Box Locks
    I may have a solution for you, but there isn't a tool box lock that's going to be able to be keyed alike with all of the rest of the parts you're looking at. The best solution to key everything alike with a variety of locks is going to be a couple of different BOLT locks, since they key to your vehicle's engine key and would provide you with the solution that you're looking for. If you've got a Ford truck, you'd want to use the # BL7032496 for the trailer coupler lock, the # BL7025290...
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