transponder key

What is the purpose of a transponder key?

The purpose of having transponder keys is to protect your vehicle from car theft. Having an automotive security system helps prevent vehicles from being stolen or hot-wired. When the original key is inserted and turned to the ON position. The antenna ring around the ignition sends a signal to the transponder key

How do I know if my car key is a transponder key?

Telling us what your key identification code can help us identify if your key has a transponder in it or not. Transponder keys also have a chip in the head of the key. Typically they have a plastic head and are larger than the mechanical key.

What is the transponder in a car key?

Transponder keys provide an extra security to your car. They contain a very small computer chip inside them which is used to authenticate the original car key and the duplicated car key. When you plug it into the ignition, the Engine Control Unit (ECU) will send a coded message to the key

How does a transponder key work?

There is an induction coil mounted around the ignition lock. This generates an electromagnetic field when a key is inserted into the ignition and turned. The windings in the key absorb that energy and use it to power the transponder chip which then emits the code signal to the ECU

How can I get a car key replacement for my transponder key?

TikTok Locksmith can send a mobile locksmith to you and create a transponder key for you vehicle on the spot. With our advanced technology and years of car locksmith experience, we are capable of car key replacement for any make and model. Contact us online or call TikTok Locksmith today at (+1) 614-808-8002 to have one of our Columbus Ohio locksmiths come to you and create a copy of your transponder key. 

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