HOW CAN I TELL IF MY KEY HAS A TRANSPONDER?
With the exemption of some commercial vehicles it’s Safe to assume that if your vehicle was manufactured any time after 1998 it will incorporate a transponder chip in the head of your car key regardless of the manufacturer. To find out for sure you can contact the team at replacement car keys or visit one of our replacement car keys offices at any one of our Australia wide locations.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE ALL MY KEYS?
Losing all your keys for your vehicle can be a frustrating and stressful situation leaving you stuck on the side of the road and no way to get the vehicle started again. If you do happen to find yourself in this situation, don’t fret! Contact replacement car keys and speak with one of our specialist automotive locksmiths. To get you back on the road, Firstly the physical car key needs to be cut to match the door locks and turn in the ignition. This is often done one of three ways, From a key code supplied by the dealer, Removing the door lock, or a using special tools to first manipulate the door lock into the open position and then decoding the lock using vehicle specific key cut and spacing graphs. Once we have cut the physical key we then use a range of different diagnostic or EEPROM tools to code the relevant frequency microchip into the vehicles immobiliser system.