by Tiffany Raiford
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Transponder keys are used in vehicles that have computer chip programming inside the vehicle. Usually transponder keys are already programmed for your car when you buy it, but if you get a new transponder key for your vehicle, it is not programmed. Transponder keys that are already programmed have your specific vehicle code encoded within the keys. To remove the current coding from the transponder key, you must enter your vehicle’s programming mode, which clears the current codes that the transponder keys have.
Use your transponder key to start your car. Press the “Lock” or “Unlock” button on the key fob within four seconds of turning on the ignition.
Turn the ignition to the off position and then turn it back on.
Repeat this step four times to enter programming mode, which removes the coding of all transponder keys. If you manage to enter programming mode, the door locks will lock and unlock once as an indicator.
Get out of your vehicle with your transponder keys now uncoded.
- To reprogram your keys, review the programming process in your vehicle’s instruction manual.
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