Immobilizer : Also known as an immobiliser is an electronic security device integrated within an automobile that helps prevent the engine from running unless the correct key is present. This theft deterrent helps prevent the car from being “hot wired”. Automobiles with the immobilizer systems have a far less theft rate since it is not very easy to have access to equipment to reprogram the system or forge a key.
Typical immobilizer systems use a transponder key and a transponder receiver to send a signal to the engine computer. If the engine computer receives the correct signal, it allows the vehicle to start. If the signal is incorrect, a led, warning message or theft type light illuminates to inform you the key is not correct or recognized.
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