Transponder key service in Portland can help you with any transponder key issue you may be having. Transponder keys are keys that have a black plastic piece on top with a chip inside that “talks” to the computer, letting your car’s computer know that it is the correct key to start the vehicle. Transponder key programming can only be done by a licensed professional in order to avoid car thieves from being able to create a key for your vehicle. Our expert team of locksmiths can create a transponder key for you on the spot, anytime of the day.
Not all transponder keys are the same, so when you’re choosing a locksmith company in Portland to help you with your transponder issues you need to make sure they have the key in stock and can program it when they arrive. Some companies will say they can program it only to find they do not have the correct machine to do so. At Local Locksmith Portland Oregon, we’ve invested thousands of dollars on the most up to date tools and machines to get you back on the road in no time. All of our transponder key services come with an extended warranty, and our highly trained team of locksmiths can program any transponder key you may need.
Lost your transponder key
If you’ve lost your transponder key, make sure you do not have a spare. In most cases, if you have a spare we are able to duplicate and then program your key for you. If you do not have a spare, don’t worry. We can cut a key from the ignition numbers and re-program it to unlock, lock, and start your vehicle. While having a spare will save you time and some money, it is not the end of the line. Our locksmiths are experts in all fields of key cutting, and since we’re fully licensed, bonded and insured, you can be sure you’re in good hands. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we never charge extra for nights, weekends, or holidays.
What are Transponder Keys and How do We Use Them?
Newer car models come with so-called transponder of coded keys. Transponder keys give you additional safety when it comes to protection from theft, but there are also additional problems when it comes necessary to copy a car key.
Transponder Keys – Necessary Equipment in Modern Cars
Transponder keys are basically electronic devices for wireless electronic signal transmission. The name was created from two words: TRANSmitter and ResPONDER. Generally, all new car models are equipped with transponder keys, because they provide additional security against car theft. Transponder keys comes with a microchip located in a glass housing and induction wrap. The microchip gets electricity induction using the principle of a transformer: energy is transferred from the wrap in the ignition lock to the chip wrap. After the microchip has been put it, it gets one unique code number. At the same time, one additional, programmable, memory location is reserved for potential code change.
How do Transponder Keys Work?
When you turn the key in the ignition lock, the induction wrap transfers energy to the microchip. This energy is sufficient to read the code in the key’s microchip. The transponder “recognizes” the signal and sends its own ID code that is compared to the coded one. If the ID code is correct, the control mechanism of the block sends the control unit a coded digital signal. If this signal is accepted, the engine will start. If the case ID code is incorrect, the engine will not start. In this case, the control code of engine with block it while at the same time give a random new code that gets recorded in the programmable part of transponder’s memory.
This ensures that every time you start the engine, the key will get new operating ID code, annulling old one.
Most Popular Models of Transponder Keys
MH transponder keys are the presenters of new advanced technology. They have the following characteristics:
• They work on the principle “all in one”
• They are compatible with GTI chips
• Non-battery operated
• Reliable: one RF antenna, located very close to the ignition lock (to ensure maximum sensitivity)
• Key head content can be changed
This is a solution that brings together EH2 and EHP transponder types in one key. With new modern design, these keys provide additional safety against unauthorized copying. Non-battery construction ensures that this key will work no matter how long or how often you use it.
Silca Look-a-Like Transponder Keys
Silca Look-a-Like is a transponder key with an electronic head and the following characteristics:
• Shape of the key head is same as in original key
• Compatible with GTI chips
• Operate on wide range of car models