A key fob is actually a remote keyless system for vehicles. When it comes to key fob replacement, an automotive locksmith in Reno will do such process in stages. First the locksmith will get all the necessary components for the job. The components will be the remote and the car key which can be either factory originals or aftermarket. Normally, the required components is something that the locksmith can provide, but a customer can supply as well.
The advantage of getting the components yourself as a customer for a key fob replacement, is the savings you might be able to achieve and the possibility of doing the remote programming yourself. However, many sources who sells these types of components are unreliable and you could fall on faulty components without the possibility of getting your money back. When a Reno locksmith provides all the necessary components for a key fob replacement, you can be 100% sure they will work without any issues.
The next step would be to do the programming for either just the remote or for the key as well if it is transponder equipped. Programming of the remote is done following a specific procedure that any automotive locksmith must know or have the proper literature to follow. When it comes to programming the transponder key, a locksmith will have to use specific equipment that was designed to program keys to vehicles. This is often something customers cannot do by themselves.
The information required for key fob replacement may be accessible online. However, the information that an automotive locksmith in Reno has is the official documentation that is released by the car manufacturers in order to successfully complete the key fob replacement process. Once all the parts necessary for the key fob replacement are available to the locksmith as well as the proper documentation for the programming, the service is ready to begin.
Key Fob Replacement Programming
Now that the necessary parts for key fob replacement are available, the locksmith can start the key fob replacement procedure. There is no need to take anything apart from the car during this process. The only thing that will require interaction with the car would be the programming of the key and possibly the remote through the vehicle’s onboard diagnostic port. For that to happen, an interior panel may have to be removed if that particular port is covered.
A professional locksmith in Reno will make sure the panel will be back in place just as it was before the service started. Once the port is exposed, the automotive locksmith will hook the machine in order to communicate with the car’s computer to complete the key fob replacement programming. This process may take some time depending on the make and model. The reason for the extended time frame of programming is to ensure the security of the vehicle. On rare occasions, programming using the vehicle’s OBD port won’t be required. However, in order for the key fob replacement service to be completed properly, another key would be required for the completion of the programming.