Guides & FAQs

What kinds of chipped keys are there, and which ones are compatible with the Keyport Slide?

Keyport can accommodate a wide variety of chipped auto and motorcycle keys. Please check our Auto Checker to find out if your vehicle is compatible and whether or not it has a transponder chip.

There are a few ways to program a chip when you purchase a Keyport Slide:

1. On-Board Programming (OBP) — Most American vehicles that are chipped, are also on-board programmable. If it is, you should be able to program the chip yourself and we can send you a Key Blade and Chip Module without requiring a copy of your key.

2. Auto Locksmith or Auto Dealer Programming - If your vehicle is not OBP, you can have the chip programmed by your dealer or an auto locksmith in your area. This option depends on the specific year, make and model of your vehicle. 

3. Custom Conversion — Another option is to send us a copy of your vehicle's key to custom convert, which means we'll remove the shank and harvest the chip from the key. Since we'll be altering the key, you must send a buttonless valet key (see image below), which is the key that contains a chip but which doesn't have any buttons on its head. Unfortunately, we don't yet have the capability to integrate buttons into the Keyport Slide.

Valet vs. Fob Key