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What is a remote head key? These car keys, or fobs, are distinguished by containing a remote control in the head of the key. And remote head key programming is a complex process that professional vehicle locksmiths perform better than any other option out there. Whether your remote head key has a transponder chip or not, when it becomes necessary to program it, only a car dealer or locksmith can provide this service. Guess which one will cost you an exorbitant amount of money? (Hint: The dealer makes huge profits from these services.)
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When programming a transponder key onboard or programming a remote headed key onboard, the locksmith will need to research several pieces of information before the process can be successfully completed. The locksmith will need to know the following:
A lot of this lingo is locksmith specific, but it just goes to show that a lot of research is needed before connecting sensitive computer equipment to your car. The locksmith does not want to damage your car or their equipment.
Some remote keys can be programmed fairly easily on your own, and a professional locksmith will be able to guide you through this step with a simple phone call. However, many models require a complex programming sequence best handled by the locksmith, either at their shop or at your location via a mobile service unit.
Ford cars are interesting because you need to have at least two keys programmed directly to the car before you can add a third by yourself. If you purchase a simple clone key from a hardware store or auto parts store, it will not work. You must have two working transponder keys that start your car before a third key can be added by the user. Of course, the transponder key must be cut correctly in order for it to turn in the ignition or door lock. Search 1800Unlocks.com to find the certified locksmith nearest you for a consultation on remote head key programming.
When your car remote fails or you simply need information regarding remote key programming, always call a certified and licensed professional locksmith first to get the help you need. You can trust a locksmith to give you the answers you need without coercing or misinforming you into costly, unnecessary products and services.