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Transponder Key

Transponder Keys

Transponder Key & Everything You Need to Know About It

 

What is Transponder Key & How Did It Come About?

Transponder keys have been around for decades but how did they come about?

Car theft using hot-wiring technic was becoming common back in the 80’s. To combat this trend General Motors introduced chip keys in 1985 by adding a security feature to their key.

Transponder key (Chip Key) is a key equipped with RFID (radio frequency identification) chip inside its plastic head. This technique prevented car theft by rendering hot-wiring ineffective.

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