Does My Jaguar use a High Security Laser Cut Key?

High Security Keys

High Security Keys

The following is an alphabetical list of automobiles using high security laser cut keys made by Jaguar. High Security Laser cut keys are also known as Sidewinder keys due to the snakelike groove cut into the key. High security keys are made of a thicker metal than a normal key and will have the groove cut into both sides of the key by a machine known as a laser cutter.

The make, model and year are listed below as a reference for Jaguar owners to quickly identify which type key their vehicle uses and whether or not the key also needs to be programmed for each model and year.

Some model years may overlap and  a manufacturer may use either combination in the same year. In cases where they overlap, we suggest you call the dealer or local automotive locksmith with your VIN number to find out which system your particular vehicle uses.

Some high security laser cut keys also contain a transponder chip and require programming as well. We have listed this type key here as High Security/Transponder. You will see High Security for all other keys not requiring programming.

You can view or download owners manuals and receive other important information for your particular vehicle by visiting the Official Jaguar Website. Here you can download owners manuals, check out accessories available for you car and more.
Some Jaguars can only be programmed by the Dealership. We list those vehicles with Dealer/High Security/Transponder.



Model                                                   Year                                                 Key


S Type 2003-2008 High Security/Transponder/Tibbe
S Type 2003-2008 Dealer/High Security/Transponder
XF 2008-2014 Dealer/High Security
XJ 2010-2014 Dealer/High Security/
XJ,XK,XK8,XKR 1998-1999 High Security/Transponder
XJ,XK,XK8,XKR 2000-2008 Dealer/High Security/Transponder
XJ6,XJ12,SOVERIRGN,VANDEN PLAS,XJR 1981-1989 Standard Key
XJ6,XJ12,SOVERIRGN,VANDEN PLAS,XJR 1990-1996 High Security
XJ8,XJR 1998-2003 High Security/Transponder
XK8,XKR 2007-2014 High Security/Transponder
X Type 2002-2008 Dealer,High Security/Transponder

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