The automotive market is changing. Now we have transponder keys!
So much is changing in the automotive locksmith industry. Now we need special tools to diagnose and repair transponder key systems.
A transponder key includes a code transmitter that when inserted into a vehicle, sends a unique alpha-numeric code to the ignition of the automobile to turn on its engine. Whether with programming or reprogramming transponder key revolve around the model or make of a car.
Anytime you place your keys in the ignition switch cylinder and try to turn it, the transponder feature in the car sends an electric vibration to the fire telling the core to take a pulse back. If the vehicle’s computer gets the correct pulse value, it incapacitates the immobilizer thus allowing the engine to start.
Programming a transponder auto key is when you familiarize the vehicle’s computer to the transponder chip in the key. This first introduction may need special tools and machines to kick start things (known as On-Board Programming).
On Board Programming (OBP) is a means of programming transponder keys without the use of any expensive programming tools or equipment. Some vehicles are designed with an onboard programming feature only to include an additional key when there are one or two keys already functional, while other manufacturers allow the transponder system on board to be programmed even for the first master key.
Transponder Key Programming Instructions
Transponder key programming instructions are all about, adding an extra touch of security to your car, that’s your transponder key. These set of keys have an electronic transmitter inserted in the head of the key that issues a signal to your ignition demonstrating that it is the proper key for the car.
What makes transponder key important is that they are not very easy to program or copy (due to security and safety purposes). Occasionally only a professional can handle it. Most of the time, it takes a particular machine to program the key with its exclusive code, and you also need to have it cut, which is handled by registered vendors with the makers of your car.
Check the manual first!
Consult your manual to see if your vehicle allows keys to be programmed using an already programmed key or a sequence with the ignition. Check with your dealership to see if your vehicle still has a warranty. If it does and you return a core that has to stop working, and the warranty is still binding, you can get the key program for free.
Purchasing a transponder key is a cool way to be economical, but ensure you have someone close by who can schedule a pre-purchased key for you. Practically every locksmiths and dealership will decline to program a key bought elsewhere, and for good reasons (security and recovery reasons).
Get to know a locksmith in your area.
Call an automotive locksmith for the programming of your transponder key if your vehicle does not have the option of programming the key using the ignition. You will be able to do this at a good price. Like our locksmith services! Here at Round Rock Locksmith we specialize in locksmith services. It is what we do the best! Give us a call now at (512)777-0522.