Some of the most common questions we get at Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security revolve around remote starters. There are many myths and unanswered questions about this exciting technology, so we thought we would explore one of the most common questions:
What is a bypass module, and why do I need one?
This comes up more and more with modern vehicles. Have you ever tried to get a new key made for your vehicle? Did you notice that they don’t cost a dollar anymore? The reason behind the increased cost is the transponder chip that is hidden inside the black plastic part of your key.
Transponder Chips, A Security Code For Your Car
What is a transponder chip? A transponder chip is an electronic key to your vehicle. When you insert your key into the ignition, an antenna surrounds the ignition cylinder, hidden by the plastic around the cylinder itself. The antenna picks up the signal from the transponder and sends it to your vehicle’s computer. If the computer recognizes the transponder chip code, it allows the vehicle to start and keep running. If it doesn’t recognize the transponder code, your engine won’t keep running. This is a very simple but effective way to counteract vehicle theft.
The reason you need a bypass module is to allow your vehicle to keep running. The installation team at Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security can do a fabulous job of installing your remote start, but if the computer doesn’t see a transponder code it likes, your engine will shut off. And your vehicle stays cold if it’s wintertime.
Bypass Modules Allow Safe Remote Starting Of Your Vehicle
A bypass module solves that problem. We use a state-of-the-art product designed by Idatalink in Canada that gets loaded with software specific to the year, make and model of your vehicle. When you ask your vehicle to start, the module sends a command to the computer that is recognized as a valid transponder chip, and the vehicle starts. Rest assured, this is completely safe, since we are not bypassing any safety feature on your vehicle. If anyone tampers with your vehicle, the remote start will shut off and the transponder system in your vehicle will reengage, making it as safe as if it was never running.
Some shops will take a completely different approach to an installation and look for cheap, ineffective ways to bypass your transponder anti-theft system. We never cut corners on an installation, and we believe that bypassing any factory-installed theft deterrent system is foolish.
Stop By And Meet Our Award-Winning Team Today
Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security invites you to stop by our state-of-the-art facility with your vehicle. One of our award-winning team members will work one on one with you to find the best remote start solution for your needs. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine has named us the Top Mobile Electronics Retailer for the whole United States, not just once, but two separate times!
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