What is Transponder Keys?
Transponder Keys – A transponder is short for: transmitter + responder.
Transponder keys are keys designed to transmit radio signals to a remote receiver from a handheld device. When a key is inserted into the ignition lock cylinder and turned, the car’s computer sends a radio signal to the transponder.
Unless the transponder replies with a valid code, the computer will not allow the engine to be started. Most transponder
keys have no battery, they are energized by the radio signal itself.
Transponder keys require programming to be able to work and this could be done by the dealer or a automotive locksmith using a diagnostic tool. If a transponder has not been programmed or the transponder reader around the ignition is malfunctioning the key may not start the car.
Warning sign – When it feels like the lock is sticking when you turn the key, your ignition is about to jam. Another is if you need to jiggle the key to get it to turn.
Once you start having these symptoms it is best to give us a call at Bellaire Best Locksmith and we will come and repair the lock before it jams completely and leaves you stranded.
Call us today at 281-2231080.