CAR KEY PROGRAMMING
WHAT IS CAR KEY PROGRAMMING?
Transponder and FOB keys contain chips which have unique codes. When a key is inserted into a vehicle's ignition, the key transmits its code to the vehicle. If this code matches the code found in the vehicle's immobilizer, a security device located in the car, the ignition will start the engine. If not, the key will not start the vehicle. This is part of an anti-theft system installed on most modern cars. Car key programming involves setting up your key so that the code in your key matches the code in your vehicle's immobilizer and ultimately starts your car.
DOES MY CAR KEY NEED TO BE PROGRAMMED?
If you have either a FOB or transponder type key, it must be programmed in order for the key to start the ignition. Some common signs that your key needs to be programmed include:
- The key turns the ignition, but it does not start the vehicle.
- A flashing or steady anti-theft warning light appears on the instrument cluster.
HOW DO YOU PROGRAM A CAR KEY?
The process of programming a key FOB or transponder key depends on the vehicle make and model. It involves a series of steps and will need to be performed at the vehicle.
TYPES OF CAR KEY PROGRAMMING
Our car key programming services cover both FOB and transponder keys. We provide programming for brand new keys as well as reprogramming of old keys.