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A key fob is a security device that transmits an electromagnetic signal, commonly radio or infrared, for various functions such as security, keyless entry, remote start, and more. It is also used to describe items like key chains, remote car starters, garage door openers, and keyless entry devices on hotel room doors.
The term "key fob" originated from watch fobs, which were ornaments attached to pocket watch chains. Over time, the term expanded to include advertising items attached to car key chains. When remote keyless entry systems were introduced, their remote controls were referred to as key fobs.
Remotes And Keys offers new, professionally re-manufactured, and used OEM factory key fob replacement keyless remotes. While most keyless remotes can be completely re-manufactured, some older models may have limited availability due to discontinued replacement cases and button pads. In such cases, used keyless remote key fobs are offered.
Most classic key fob keyless remotes are self-programmable, and we provide step-by-step instructions for programming on our programming blog. However, many vehicles manufactured after 2010 require special equipment for programming. In such cases, we recommend using our local locksmith locator or contacting a locksmith for assistance.
We guarantee top quality products and provide a no-hassle guarantee and warranties on our replacement keyless entry remotes and keys. The length of coverage for each item can be found on the respective product page. In the unlikely event of a defective key fob remote, our guarantee is in place to protect you.
Transponder keys are keys that contain a transponder chip inside the key head. The term "transponder" is a combination of "transmitter" and "responder." These keys are used to deter auto theft and have been in use since the 1980s to increase vehicle security.
Vehicle immobilizer systems consist of a transponder key, an induction coil (antenna ring) around the ignition, the car's computer (ECU or ECM), and the immobilizer. When a recognized key is inserted and switched to the ON position, the induction coil sends radio waves to the key's transponder. The transponder chip gets energized and transmits its identification code to the antenna coil, which is then processed by the immobilizer or ECU. If the key's code matches the vehicle's programmed code, the car will start.
Some vehicles have onboard programming procedures that allow keys to be programmed without special tools or technology once the key has been cut. However, other vehicles may require specific conditions or the assistance of a locksmith using scan tools and software for programming.
Integrated key fobs and transponder keys combine both functionalities into a single device. This design emerged in the late 1990s with the introduction of the remote head key. It housed the transponder and the key fob in one unit, reducing space and keyring bulk. Additionally, proximity systems with smart key remotes and flipkey remote key designs became popular, offering keyless access and more ergonomic designs respectively.
To purchase a key fob from Remotes And Keys, simply visit our website and browse our selection of new, re-manufactured, and used OEM factory keyless remotes. Add the desired item to your cart and proceed to checkout to complete your purchase securely.
We accept various payment methods, including major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), debit cards, and PayPal. Select your preferred payment option during the checkout process.
We strive to process and ship orders promptly. Shipping times depend on your location and the selected shipping method. Typically, domestic shipping within the United States takes 2-5 business days, while international shipping may take longer. You will receive a confirmation email with tracking information once your order has been shipped.
In the rare event that you receive the wrong key fob or if it arrives damaged during shipping, please contact our customer support team immediately. We will assist you in resolving the issue and ensure you receive the correct or replacement item.
Yes, we offer a return and exchange policy for key fobs that are incompatible with your vehicle. Please review our return policy on our website for detailed instructions on initiating a return or exchange. We recommend checking compatibility before making a purchase to ensure the correct key fob is selected.
We occasionally offer discounts and promotions on our key fobs. To stay updated on the latest deals, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media. Additionally, check our website or promotional emails for any ongoing discounts or special offers.
While we provide programming instructions for most self-programmable key fobs on our programming blog, we also offer customer support. If you encounter any difficulties during the programming process or require further assistance, feel free to contact us, and our knowledgeable team will be ready to help.
Yes, we offer warranties and guarantees on our keyless entry remotes and keys. The coverage length varies depending on the specific item, so please refer to the product page for warranty details. Our aim is to provide you with high-quality products and ensure your satisfaction with your key fob purchase.