Q: What should I know about the Integrated Keyhead Transmitters?

asked by on December 15, 2015

What should I know about the Integrated Keyhead Transmitters?

Your car’s key-embedded remotes are called Integrated Keyhead Transmitters, or IKTs. They give you the ability to start the engine, control the door locks and more. Each IKT needs to be programmed to work with your car’s ignition. There are also several other things you’ll need to know:

  • You can only have eight keys programmed to work with your car.

  • Only four of the eight keys programmed can be IKTs. The rest must be valet/courtesy keys.

  • You cannot crank your car without an IKT or other programmed key. If your last/only key is lost, you’ll need to have a new key cut and programmed before you can drive anywhere.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

New installed ECM, vehicle won't turn on. Does it require key programmed? Doesn't even crank. Please help

The ignition does not need to be programmed in order for the engine to crank over. You should check the starter relay on the fender near the battery to see if it is getting power from the ignition switch or...

Trouble code P0705.

Hi Christopher. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The P-O705 OBD-II trouble code indicates that the Engine Control Module (ECM) or Transmission Control Module (TCM) has received an input error from the Transmission Range Sensor (TRS). This switch is also known...

My car feels as if I am driving it in neutral but I'm not.. my RPM will go up but I cant accel over 20mph. Only happens sometimes

Hi there. This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid or simply low transmission fluid. Modern automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...

Related articles

A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
When When it comes to performance, there’s no argument: the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the leader in its class. Fortunately, it brings a number of other amazing features to the table too. Key Features Speaking of performance, let’s start...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota RAV4
While While the Honda CR-V might have been the pioneer of the compact SUV market, there’s no question that the 2012 Toyota RAV4 is king of the class. Not only does the RAV4 come with your choice of either a...
How Car Keypad Locks Work
Pioneered Pioneered by Ford, keypads let you lock, unlock without keys Pioneered by Ford, keypad door systems began appearing on high-end car and SUV products in the early 1980s. Ford took advantage of the then-new digital computer revolution – the...