What Is a Transponder Key?
Transponder keys, which make up the majority of modern car keys, contain transponder chips that help prevent car theft. They’re tiny and incredibly convenient, and although they’re most commonly used as car keys, you might also find transponders in keys for gates, homes, and garage doors.
The word transponder is short for transmitter/responder, and the device (a mini electronic chip) is able to receive and transmit radio signals. Transponders are customized, so each one can only start a specific vehicle. When you put a transponder key in the ignition and attempt to start the car, the engine control unit (ECU) sends a radio signal to the key’s transponder. If the ECU receives the correct signal (a unique serial number) back from the transponder, the car will start. So even if a thief has a key cut identical to yours, the key’s transponder must also be programmed identically for the car to unlock and mobilize.
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We can easily duplicate, replace and program your transponder key. Whether you’re looking for a Ford, Nissan, or Toyota transponder key, we have the advanced technology to program ignition keys for almost all of the major car manufacturers.
Contact us today for more information about transponder keys. Our locksmith technicians in Ireland are available 24/7 to meet your specific needs and to ensure that you have secure entry into your vehicle that you need.
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Our fully qualified staff can quickly and easily repair your car remote controls and keyless entry devices, instead of paying for complete key replacement. Call us toll free and we’ll help you out if you have broken. As we repair car keys we can look to fully fix your broken key, meaning you won’t have the cost of buying another key and have to get it programmed.
Whenever you need us, we’ll be there! We have a Locksmith on call awaiting your emergency. Locked keys somewhere, lost keys or security concerns are just some of the issues we’re probably resolving right now!We save customers huge amounts over having to buy a replacement car key.
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Experts at cutting blank transponder keys and then pairing them with your car or truck. The secret to having a chip key that works is to use a licensed locksmith in your area. These keys are too complex and advanced for the “Do-it-Yourselfers” so unlicensed locksmiths are not recommended. If anything, they’ll cause damage to your car, than help you.
One of the most common problems with these keys is when they break or become stuck in the ignition or door. A really good locksmith can quickly extract your damaged key, and provide you with a new programmed one that works. Best of all, your key will not be cloned. So in the event someone else should find your lost transponder key, it can not work on your vehicle.
Because transponder keys are not cheap, you have to make certain that the next time you purchase a car, you have the right keys. Car dealerships can, obviously, program them but you will pay a hefty price. Going to a professional locksmith can save you money and a ton of time, versus working with a dealership, so keep that in mind when you need new set made.