Repairing Car Keys
If you have ever falllen into the situation were your key has been damaged or need repairing and
unsure what to do. Here we have some tips to steer you in the right direction.
We will start with the basic keys which are the standard keys which consists a key blade and a head
we’re the transponder is stored.
On these keys the key blade can snap also the hole made for a key ring to be attached can also
break. The main things on these keys to keep safe are the key blade (if broken keep all pieces of the
blade) and the transponder which should be imbedded in the head is the key. Keeping both of these
will save you money. Solution for these keys are to is either talking it to a local Locksmith or to a
Auto Locksmith like ourselves they will cut a new key and will transfer your transponder into the
new key. A good Auto Locksmith/Locksmith should cut the key by code back to factory spec.
Secondly we have the key with an exposed key blade with a remote embedded in the head of the
key. On these keys the blades can break away from the key which leaves the key blade and remote
separate. Another thing is the key can crack next to the screw and the screw can fall out. Also the
buttons on the key can get worn/damaged and stop working. All of these can be repaired. Main
things to keep safe are the key blade the transponder and the circuit board as all of these will save
Next up we have flip keys what can go wrong on these keys are. The flip button mechanism. If the
key gets a crack were it is attached to (next to a pin) the key blade can fall off. Another thing is that
the buttons can wear and the rubber can rip. and same as the last the buttons can also get damaged
and would need replacing. The main pieces to keep safevare the board and the transponder which is
normally integrated on the circuit board. The key blade and also the metal battery clip that makes
connection with the battery and the board allowing the central locking to work.
Last of all we have proximity keys (keyless entry) on these keys keys normally the button pads can
break and again the actual buttons on the circuit board can break or get damaged these are most
common and can be fixed. Also on the proximity keys they have a coil which allows the keyless
functionality’s to work this cannot be repaired and would need a replacement from an Auto
Locksmith like ourselves. What to keep safe on these keys are the board ideally left in its case and
the emergency keys (if you have one).
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