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How to Program Car Keys


Electronic keys were first introduced in the 1990s as an extra means of convenience and security for vehicles. Also known as chip keys and transponder keys, these must be programmed to an individual vehicle before they can be used to start the car’s ignition.

Only the transponder key will activate your car, and the key can only be programmed from the car itself. You can program a key in about 30 minutes.

Step 1

Enter your vehicle with the key you want to program and insert the key into the ignition.