What are Remote Keyless Entries (RKE)?
People commonly refer to a remote keyless entry (RKE) as the transponder. The transponder is actually a chip imbedded in the head of the key and is part of a totally different system from the RKE.
RKE’s are hand-held transmitters that lock, unlock, sound alarm, open the trunk, open doors and other functions from a distance. Just press the button and your car will respond depending on the year, make, and model of your car, it may come equipped with remote functions or you may have your car retrofitted with an after-market system.
We at Ekeys4Cars, supply and service most factory remotes, but we do very limited work with after-market products.
Remote Keyless Entry
RKE’s come separate or integrated with the ignition key. These integrated keys are called Remote Headed Keys (RHK) and have become quite popular.
If you need a spare remote, Ekeys4Cars carries a large supply of remotes and remote headed keys in stock. If you have a remote or RHK that isn’t functioning properly, bring it into our North Andover, MA shop. We can test it and try to repair it by replacing the battery, re-soldering the battery clip, replacing a broken case or worn out rubber pads, or whatever it takes for a fraction of the price. We can also re-shell RHKs when they break.