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- car lock smith Did you broken or lost the key to your Dodge? Do you want to duplicate keyless entry, transponder key or high security? In a search for a budget and convenience replacement keys solution?

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Furthermore, we can solve all your Dodge key, locks and ignition concerns.

Does Dodge use transponder keys?

what is transponder key? Dodge began using transponder chip keys with the Dodge Sebring 1998. Transponder based mechanism are mandatry or optional depends on model and year.

Usually, if your key has a gray colored rubber head, it has a transponder.

Remote head keys

In 2004, Dodge began utilizing keys with the remote assembled in the apex of the key. Most models shifted to the new remote head key after.

The keys are costlier of course, but a non-remote key used alternately.

Fobik keys

In 2008, Dodge started to use the FOBIK key. Instead of metal blade, a FOB accommodates a remote that slides into a socket in the ignition lock.

These keyfob are also costlier, but there is a non-remote 'POD' key exist in the market.

Dodge Keyless entry device

Since 2011, Dodge adopted the 'Keyless Go'. Some models have optional or mandatory keyless access device with a pushbutton-start ignition.

Why does Dodge use transponder keys?

lost key made A preeminent purpose of Dodge immobiliser and transponder is to prevent unauthorized vehicle access and theft. The remote clicker option also provide extra convenience and security.

How does Dodge transponder and immobilizer work?

The anti-theft technologies developed by Dodge is the Sentry Key Immobiliser Module (SKIM). A Sentry Key Immobiliser Systems (SKIS) installed in the vehicle to act as the brain. Each programmed SKIM key carries a unique code for specific vehicle.

When you insert a SKIM key into the ignition, the SKIS sends out an RF signal to the transponder in the key. If the key recognize the vehicle, it sends a unique message back to the computer with its unique code. The SKIS confirm that the key authorised to start this particular vehicle. If the key is not programmed for the vehicle, it will shut down after two seconds of running.

How to program a Dodge transponder key yourself?

If you have 2 functional keys, Dodge use a simple on-board procedure to add a duplicate keys. If you only have one key available, a diagnostic equipment required to add keys. In 2010 Dodge began eliminating the on-board programming feature, though certain models still use it.

How do I know if my Dodge has a transponder key?

  • Dodge Dakota 2001+ (01-10 optional)
  • Dodge Caliber 2007+
  • Dodge Stratus 4-Dr 1999-06 (optional)
  • Dodge Charger 2005+
  • Dodge Stratus 2000-05 (optional)
  • Dodge Nitro 2007-11
  • Dodge Avenger 2008+
  • Dodge Durango 2001-09 (optional)
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 2001+ (01-07 optional)
  • Dodge Ram 2001+ (01-10 optional)
  • Dodge Magnum 2005-08
  • Dodge Challenger 2009+
  • Dodge Journey 2009+

Duplicate Dodge keys

duplicate car keys Note - The 2-door Stratus and 2-door Sebring 2000-2001 use Mitsubishi style locks. The following duplication methods will not work with those vehicles.

How to duplicates Dodge keys and remotes?

Dodge vehicles may have another keys added applying a smooth on board process. Only if the user have not less than two working keys which are already coded.

How to duplicates Dodge keys on board?

  1. Get a blank key online or at the dealer.
  2. Go to a local hardware store and cut the key. (You can also avoid the two first step by ordering a cut key online service).
  3. Insert the first working key into the ignition key crack-hole and turn to the RUN/ON state.
  4. Hold the key in the RUN/ON state for not less than five seconds (no more than 15 seconds) and turn the ignition lock back to the OFF state.
  5. Remove the first key, insert the 2nd working one and turn to the RUN/ON state within 15 seconds.
  6. The anti theft system alarm light should highlight after almost ten seconds and a single ring sound entail entry into the programming mode.
  7. Within 60 seconds, turn the 2nd working key to the OFF state and pull it out.
  8. Insert the new un-programmed key and turn it to the RUN/ON state.
  9. After nearby ten seconds, a single ring will sound and the anti theft system alarm light will shut down.
  10. Wait five seconds and turn the ignition lock to the OFF state.

In 2010 Dodge started dismissing the onboard key compiling feature for some vehicles.

If only one key available, the car plugged to a dedicated programmer to add an extra key.

How to duplicate Dodge key by VIN?

If you only left with 1 functional key, the on-board process will not work! A locksmith or the dealer can still copy your key using the VIN number and a proof of ownership. This done using dedicated diagnostics and programming tools.

Dodge key cloning

One more option the dealer and the locksmith have is to copy and clone the key-data into a new cut blank. This also done using dedicated diagnostics tools and programmers.

Lost Dodge keys

Lost metal key blade

lost key made If a driver lose all the keys to a Dodge manufactured before 1998, the key has no transponder chip. All you need to do is to take a cab to the to a locksmith store with the vehicle identification number and have them make you a newish key.

This process is considerably simple and in most cases will cost no more than a 100$.

An exception to what noted above is if the ignition cylinder changed and is not keeping pace with the vehicle ID number.

When this happens, a locksmith change the ignition again or to cut a new key by copying the key channels inside the ignition cylinder. This process is more compound and requires a locksmith with a suitable experience and machinery.

Lost Dodge transponder key

If your Dodge manufactured after 1998, your key might contain a transponder chip.

If a driver lose all the keys to an immobilized Dodge, the car ECM recomputed to recognize a new key. This means that you need a towing truck to tow the car to the dealer-ship or to call an emergency locksmith who will come down to your site.

My Dodge ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much a replacement Dodge key cost?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Key FOB $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

Okey DoKey mobile Dodge locksmith 24/7

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile vehicle lock smith are on hand 24 hours every day. Ready to handle all your Dodge keys and ignition challenges. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop van is utterly armed with recent diagnostic, cutting and programming equipage able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We feel self-worth in administering a cost-effective cost and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Dodge expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Keyless Enter-N-Go
  3. Dodge Forum - Discussion forums for Dodge lovers. Get together to discuss anything related to Dodge automobiles.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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