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WHAT DOES CAR FOB KEY AND TRANSPONDER KEY PROGRAMMING MEAN?

Ever since 1995, all vehicles made and sold in the UK were fitted with an immobilizer system meant to deter thieves from stealing the cars.

When the key that holds a unique id code is inserted into the ignition barrel, it will only start the vehicle if the code received from the key matches the id code of the car, assigned at the time of manufacturing. Without matching id codes between the key and the vehicle, it means that the vehicle will not start. There are various reasons why communicate Some of the reasons for losing communication between a fob or transponder key and the car varies and will detail below.

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WHEN KEY PROGRAMMING IS REQUIRED?

MAKING A NEW CAR KEY;

After making a new car key, the immobilizer & remote functions needs to be programmed before they will enable engine start and remote central locking operation.

REMOTE OR IMMOBILISER FAULT;

When the synchronization between a fob or transponder key and the vehicle is lost, the reprogramming process becomes necessary in order to restore the full functionality.

FOB KEY OR TRANSPONDER KEY IS LOST OR STOLEN;

An auto locksmith company should be the second call you are placing after calling the police if one, or both keys are lost or stolen. Reprogramming new car keys requires that the lost or stolen ones have to be erased from the car memory on some vehicle; this will ensure car keys not present will no longer be paired with the car.

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FOB KEY OR TRANSPONDER KEY’S BATTERY OR THE VEHICLE’S BATTERY HAS RUN OUT;

After replacing the battery, some keys do not require any programming. Other and especially newer models, do require reprogramming or resynchronization of the vehicle keys before they’ll resume operation.

WATER PENETRATION;

Having the fob or transponder key dropped in the water accidentally brings joy to no one. As it goes with most electronic gadgets, these keys are not compatible with water either. Although some of them are watertight, most are not. Sometimes, when water gets inside the remote, it will cause corrosion which stops the communication with the vehicle. If no other damages are visible, a clean-up of the remote, having the battery replaced and reprogrammed will solve the issue at hand.

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QUESTIONS:

Lost or stolen fob or transponder key is replaceable by an auto locksmith company. They can cut and program new car keys. The cost of the key will depend on the make and model of the vehicle.

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WE REPROGRAM CAR KEYS FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS

Whatever the make and model of your car, we can program duplicate car keys to work with your vehicle. We primarily provide an emergency key service, but can also program any replacement car keys that you’ve purchased from somewhere else. The service we offer is more affordable than visiting a dealership for their car key programming service.

DID YOU KNOW:

Some cars like Range Rover, Jaguar, Ford, require to have a minimum of two keys programmed in order for the immobilizer system to operate.

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“ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS AND SPOT ON SERVICE”

“Car Key Solutions came recommended and from my 1st phone call enquiry to the Technician conducting the work faultless, highly professional and only happy to recommend.”

Tom Evans

“GREAT COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING SERVICE”

“Engineer arrived on time and was extremely professional. Problem was fixed in less than an hour. Big thumbs up to Car Keys Solutions.”

Chelsey Meuio Santos

“SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, VERY PROMPT, POLITE AND EFFICIENT”

“The price was good, and overall can't be faulted. The technician was great, keeping to social distancing appropriately. Very much recommended.”

Rob Melling
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OUR LOCATIONS

It couldn’t be easier to arrange a visit to get new car keys or duplicate car keys for your vehicle. A member of our team will be happy to take your call and to schedule a visit with you. We cover Greater London and surrounding M25 areas, solving all broken, lost, spare car keys and other issues.

EAST FINCHLEY

East Finchley
142-144 East End Road, London, N2 0RZ

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

KILBURN

Killburn
286-288 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2DB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

SOUTH LONDON

South London
220-222 Portland Road, South Norwood SE25 4QB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

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