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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Bolt bolt locks part number BL7018448 or order online at Free expert support on all Bolt products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key. BOLT Locks reviews from real customers.
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Bolt BOLT Locks - BL7018448

  • 5/8 Inch Receiver Locks
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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.


  • 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", 2-1/2" (Class III, IV, and V), and 3" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,600 lbs
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Key Compatibility

Diagram showing compatible 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 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.

7018448 Strattec Programmable BOLT Hitch Receiver Lock - Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (149 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.


I had one of these on my other vehicle for about two years. It never got stuck and worked fine with the ignition key in all midwest temperatures during the year. I just got another one for my new pickup. To buy a product again, has to say something about the reliability of this product. Very easy to code the lock with your ignition key.

Richard M - 07/28/2022


These are the BEST!!! SO easy to put on and off since I don't leave the hitch on my truck all the time. And I LOVE the fact that it molded to my truck key so I do NOT need to carry an additional key with me!

2021 Ram 2500

Good hitch receiver lock on first impression. Easily coded to my 2021 Ram 2500 key which I was curious about. Time will tell how this holds up, it looks and feels like it will.

I would now give this 5 stars for how its held up. Still works like new. I only wish they had more compatibility between makes of vehicles, as I wish they made one for Subaru.
Samuel - 04/28/2022


Always carry the best quality of products at reasonable prices.

2019 Ram 1500 Classic

Bought this to work with my RAM 1500 and it works great. Easy to key to my RAM key and I have had no issues with it so far.

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

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.


Great product

Great product, well built with zero issues.
Charles - 11/13/2022

2015 Jeep Wrangler

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.


Great product, you will never look for your hitch keys again. Thanks Bolt


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.


Great product! I have been using the bolt for 15 years. Never been disappointed with them!


Well this receiver lock is so easy to key with my jeep key and looks great to. You don’t have to search through all of your keys on your key ring to find one particular key unlock your receiver Bolt is the way to go.


Really nice, well made.


Responsive, easy to use.


Great quality product.


Easy to set up it can be used for the larger hitches found on some of the trucks today. However I used a piece of 5/8 heater hose on the very end of it to make up the difference.


Very simple to key, fits perfectly for my class 5 receiver

Dodge Ram Pickup

Just received this hitch lock. Looks well built a heavy. Setting up your vehicle key for locking/unlocking was very simple on my truck 2021 Ram Power Wagon and worked as advertised. The lock was well lubricated with a lithium type white grease on the both ends. My key had that grease on it when I removed it, probably a good thing. Haven’t had time to give a review but first impressions are positive and I would recommend this as a good lock and very convenient to have using your car key.


Product performes as advertised and etrailers service is very good. I will buy from as well as recomend etrailer.


Easy to set up.

2021 Ram 1500

It doesn't get any easier...


No hassles at all, shipped right away and delivered fast!


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.

Michael - 12/20/2020


Easy to key and it seems to work. But a little difficult turning the cylinder and ensuring it locks. Satisfied but it could be better.


I have this bolt lock, keyed to my Jeep ignition key. The self-keying is simple and takes less than a minute. I also have the other bolt products including a trailer tongue receiver pin lock, pad lock and Jeep hood lock. They are all excellent products.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Determining If BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock BL7018448 Works With 2021 Ram 2500 Key FOB
    The BOLT Trailer Hitch Lock # BL7018448 you were looking at is confirmed to work with the keys shown below, so as long as the key fob matches the shown keys it is indeed compatible with your 2021 Ram 2500 key fobs. The diameter of the hitch pin is 5/8" which is a match for the hitch pin hole in your trailer hitch receiver. I included a video of the # BL7018448 for you to take a look at.
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  • Can RAM Bolt Lock BL7018448 be Keyed More than One Time
    The BOLT hitch locks can only be keyed one time. So if you bought a new truck and have now a new key you'd a new lock with the part # BL7018448.
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  • Will Bolt Trailer Hitch Lock BL7018448 Work With Keys For 2021 Ram 3500 Lonestar?
    You sure will! The BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key # BL7018448 you were looking at is confirmed to work perfectly with the key you have for your 2021 Ram 3500 Lonestar so you will not have any issues. I included a video of the # BL7018448 for you to take a look at.
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  • How to Key BOLT Hitch Lock to 2021 Ram 1500
    Yes you'd use the emergency door key of your 2021 Ram 1500 to key the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7018448 that you referenced.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • BOLT Brand Hitch & Coupler Locks for RAM 2500 Pickups
    The Bolt # BL7018448 Receiver Lock does work with your 2021 RAM 2500 with 2-1/2" receiver and with a 5/8" hitch pin hole size. This will deter theft of your hitch receiver and ball mount. You might also be interested in the Bolt # BL7025286 coupler pin lock. This will deter theft of your trailer when you are not hitched to it. Each of these items can be set to work with our RAM ignition key.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Coupler Locks For a 2017 Ram 2500
    I recommend looking at the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7018448. This will allow you to use the key for your 2017 Ram 2500 to operate the lock. The shaft is stainless steel to prevent corrosion from allowing you to remove your hitch over long periods of time. We aslo have their Couper Latch Lock # BL7025286 and Coupler Lock # BL7032492 that can also be keyed to your truck key. This ensures you always know what key you need for all your locks.
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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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  • What Size is the Hitch Pin Hole on the Curt C13392 Trailer Hitch
    The hitch pin hole on the Curt # C13392 has a diameter of 5/8", which is standard for 2" and 2-1/2" receiver hitches, so the Bolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitch - Codes to Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Key # BL7018448 will work well for your hitch and will code to your factory key from your 2020 Jeep Wrangler.
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  • Keys Compatible With BOLT Trailer Coupler Lock # BL7032492
    Yes, your 2019 Ram 1500 Key is going to be compatible with the BOLT Trailer Coupler Lock # BL7032492. I have included an image of the different style Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Chrysler Keys that will fit this coupler. We also have the following BOLT locks that are most commonly used with your Ram. BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7018448 BOLT Trailer Coupler Lock # BL7025286 BOLT Coiled Cable Lock # BL7018452
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  • BOLT Locks For a 2022 RAM 1500
    The BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7018448 will key itself to your specific key on your 2022 Ram 1500. The first time you insert your key and turn the key the lock will be permanently coded to your specific key. Unless some has the exact same key as your Ram, they will not be able to open your lock. The same holds true to the other BOLT locks available for your Ram. BOLT Trailer Coupler Lock # BL7025286 BOLT Covered Padlock # BL7018520 BOLT Coiled Cable Lock # BL7018452 BOLT Trailer...
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  • What Hitch Lock is the Most Corrosion Resistant
    I really like the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock part # BW74FR 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 around it when I first get it and...
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