Drivers who had to buy a new car or at least receive a full set of car keys in their hands must have come across mysterious metal (less often plastic) plates on which a number is engraved. It's time to find out what kind of record this is and what it is really needed for.
The plate with a digital or alphanumeric code on the keys of a new car is a code from the lock. Motorists who have read their vehicle's manual from cover to cover know very well what it is. Most often, 8 characters from Arabic numerals and Latin letters are applied to the plate. A plate with a code is required so that in case of loss of keys, they can be quickly restored directly at the dealer. If this useful plate is not available, the restoration of the key risks turning into a burdensome hell.
It is important to note that today there are more and more cars equipped with an immobilizer. In this case, the plate with the code on the new keys is needed not only to restore the mechanical part, but also help to quickly restore the electronic part by quickly linking the new key to the vehicle security system.
Of course, in order for the record to be usable, it must not be lost. Therefore, a reasonable solution would be to put it somewhere where it will definitely not get lost. Many motorists store it directly on the second set of keys, using the first one in their everyday life - without a plate.
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