Keyless Entry | C & S Locksmiths
Generally speaking a keyless entry system is a locking mechanism many times controlling access to a building or vehicle. Keyless entry systems are electronic locks that often allows access remotely via a remote control key as opposed to a traditional mechanical key.
For automobiles a remote control key for the cars keyless entry system is built right into the ignition key so that by the press of a button the key will unlock the car door or doors. Another button on an automobiles keyless entry system is dedicated to locking the car and often times another button will bed dedicated to an alarm system if the car is outfitted with one.
Historically the term keyless entry came about from the keypads that were introduced on or near an access door of a car or building. These keypads require the pressing of a predetermined numeric code in order to grant entry. Some modern vehicles still build keyless entry keypads on their cars such as the Ford Motor Company.
In order to use a keyless entry remote, your vehicle must have the system built on board. If you are not certain whether your vehicle has a keyless entry system on board, try calling you vehicle’s dealer, provide them with the VIN, and ask if your vehicle was produced with the keyless entry system. Most dealers will gladly assist you and inform you of this info. If you can get the FCC or GM number from them, you will have all you need to purchase a remote in most cases. If they will only provide you the part number, this will not help with most vendors as that only identifies the item to a dealer.
It is not advised to purchase a remote based solely on how it looks because it looks like the remote you have. If you are in need of a new keyless remote we suggest contacting a local locksmith to get the job done properly and if located in the Tucson area contact the best Lock and Security experts at C & S Lock & Security!