September 9, 2019 at 1:41 pm #67953
I have a 2001 keyless entry, remote including immobilizer activation upon entry.It is the only one I have for my car, the other one packed up.I was thinking of getting it replaced. It is the model RKV02.I went to Mr Minit and they quoted me $69, not too bad.I have a few questions which I probably should have asked Mr Minit.As this is the only one I have, is there any chance they can ‘screw up’ my remote? I really don’t want this one to pack up – then I won’t be able to drive my car.
Does anyone know the process the ‘Mr Minit’ type stores do to replace the code into a new keyless remote? I just want peace of mind that when I hand it over I won’t have them picking at it with a knife and ruin the circuit board etc. Or do they just send the code wirelessly and reprogram a new unit? Any info on how the process goes would be appreciated.September 9, 2019 at 1:41 pm #67954
Never used MM before, but my understanding is that they can only clone the Immobilizer side of the original key.Generally keyless entry runs via a different module in the vehicle, so they can’t copy that part of it.September 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm #67955
I tried to get a new key done by MM years ago for a VS ute, after 4 tries and a lot of messing around I gave up on it, they just couldn’t get it to work.September 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm #67956
so really they just sell the remote/keyless entry part to you and then make you go reprogram it at your car yourself?
do you hand over your existing remote, come back in 2 hours, and it’s all done?September 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm #67957
If it was ‘put in’ your car, then it was probably an aftermarket alarm/immoboliser. In which case, you will need to contact the manufacturer of the aftermarket unit to get a replacement remote.September 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm #67959
obviously if pockets are deep enough then token free is the way to go , this way you have no token or unlimited use fees to pay , you are not burning tokens when you make silly mistakes or use incorrect chip etc , and you dont have the token or unlimited use costs to factor into your quotes so can make you more competative , however the machine costs are far far higher of course.September 13, 2019 at 3:54 am #71177
Remotes and Keys is commited to sourcing the best quality parts possible. We carry both OEM and replacement products. Obviously the OEM items will be the exact same as if it was bought at the dealership parts counter. The replacement “Generic” items are sourced from factories whose products are far superior to the cheap items you’ll find on amazon, ebay, and competitor sites. All remotes are tested on Santronics Keyless Entry Testers before they are shipped to you. Many remotes are checked on other kinds of keyless entry testers besides the Santronics. If you want to know more details please visit here remote cases
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