Car Key Programming

If you need a car key programming Randburg Locksmitths specialises in offering an Auto Locksmith Service and will be able to help replace or repair any remote key fob if the car key's remote is broken/damaged, provide a replacement remote fob or transponder key and even help with lost car keys.

Randburg Locksmiths offer an emergency mobile roadside service if you need a car key programming or the remote key fob repaired urgently.

Car Key Programming – Remote Car Key Fobs & Transponder Keys

A auto locksmith who specialises in car key programming will be able to help with the following problems:

Types of Car Keys That Need Programming

Since 1995 vehicles are legally required to have an immobiliser system. To work this requires a transponder key with an electronic chip. The car only starts if the ignition receives the correct code when the key is turned.

Common types of keys that will need reprogramming include:

My Car Keys are Pre 1995 – No Programming Required

Pre 1995 transponder car keys will not need programming but you will need to find a locksmith specialising in car key cutting and copying vehicle keys. Randburg Locksmiths offer this service!

Can you program a Car Key Yourself?

In general NO, very few can be done without some vehicle diagnostics. The internet may say otherwise, but there are variations from country to country.

Some advancements have been made recently, where the key fob can be ‘cloned' which is scary but is probably being developed for high-street key cutters, but it's early days yet for full-coverage.

Can a key fob be reprogrammed for another car?

In some cases YES, but it depends on the year/make/model. Some cars now have the transponder integrated into the circuit board of the remote-fob, these cannot usually be reused.

What is the difference between a transponder key & a remote key?

The main difference between a transponder key and the remote key fob is how they operate:

Remote Key

Transponder Key:


The key fob for a transponder key also has an electronic chip inside which remotely responds to the ignition, without it, the engine will not start & a thief cannot disarm the alarm system.

Should you need a replacement key programming out of normal work hours then you will need to contact Randburg Locksmiths

For More Information Give Us A Call At Randburg Locksmiths Today!