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Car Transponders

What’s a transponder?

Most people get confused about what a transponder is. On almost every modern car, as early as 1993 Holden Commodores, they included a small computer chip known as a transponder chip (10mm x 5mm) in the head of the key. On some later model cars, the transponder chip is generally in the remote key but still acts separately to the remote.

How Do Transponder Car Keys Work?

A transponder key is a car key with an inbuilt chip that is needed to deactivate an engine immobiliser. The engine control unit (ECU) of the car sends an electronic message to the key when the ignition is turned to on or run. The car will only start if it receives the correct message back from the key.

We can produce new transponder keys fast!

You can relax knowing our mobile locksmiths at Richards Lock N Safe can create a new transponder key for your vehicle on the spot, so you can get back behind the wheel and on your way with little disruption to your day.

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