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- car lock smith We would like to welcome you to OkeyDoKeyLocksmith! Have you misplaced or broken the key to your Dodge? Do you wish to copy fobik remote, transponder key or high security? Looking for a convenience and affordable keys replacement service?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Dodge key replacement. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to duplicate or replace your lost keys on-site.

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

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 launched accepting keys with the remote clicker founded in the cap of the key. Most models shifted to the new remote head key in the years following.

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

Fobik keys

In 2008, Dodge launched the use the FOBIK key. Instead of metal blade, a FOB includes a remote that fits into a socket in the ignition lock.

These fobik key are also more fancy, but there is also a non-remote 'POD' key for these system as well.

Dodge Key-less entry

Beginning at 2011, Dodge implemented the 'Keyless Go'. Some models have optional or mandatory key-less entry with a pushbutton-start ignition.

Why does Dodge use transponder keys?

lost key made A preeminent goal of Dodge transponder and immobiliser 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 Stratus 2000-05 (optional)
  • Dodge Ram 2001+ (01-10 optional)
  • Dodge Dakota 2001+ (01-10 optional)
  • Dodge Durango 2001-09 (optional)
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 2001+ (01-07 optional)
  • Dodge Charger 2005+
  • Dodge Stratus 4-Dr 1999-06 (optional)
  • Dodge Journey 2009+
  • Dodge Nitro 2007-11
  • Dodge Challenger 2009+
  • Dodge Avenger 2008+
  • Dodge Caliber 2007+
  • Dodge Magnum 2005-08

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 supplementary keys added employing a efficient control panel process. Only if the owner have not less than two valid keys that are already decoded.

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 1st valid key into the ignition key crack-hole and swing to the RUN/ON state.
  4. Hold the key in the RUN/ON state for not less than 5 seconds (no more than 15 seconds) and swing the ignition lock back to the OFF state.
  5. Remove the 1st key, insert the 2nd valid one and turn to the RUN/ON state within 15 seconds.
  6. The anti theft alarm light should flash after around ten seconds and a single ring sound imply entry into the programming mode.
  7. Within 60 seconds, swing valid key to the OFF state and remove it.
  8. Insert the new un-programmed key and swing it to the RUN/ON state.
  9. After roughly ten seconds, a single ring will sound and the anti theft alarm light will decommission.
  10. Wait 5 seconds and swing the ignition lock to the OFF state.

In 2010 Dodge began eliminating the dash-board console key computing feature for some vehicles.

If there is only one key available, the motor vehicle connected to diagnostic equipment to add a supplementary 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 built earlier than 1998, the key has no transponder chip. All you need to do is to go to the to a locksmith store with the VIN number and have them make you a fresh key.

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

One exception to the above is if the ignition swapped and is not in sync with the VIN.

In this case, a locksmith displace the ignition again or to generate a new key by copying the key channels inside the ignition cylinder. This process is more composite and demands a locksmith with a proper machinery and experience.

Lost Dodge transponder key

If your Dodge built after 1998, your key may contain a transponder chip.

If a driver lose all the keys to an immobilized Dodge, the motor vehicle computer module recomputed to accept a new key. This means that you need a towing truck to tow the car to the dealer-ship or to call a wayside assistance lock smith who will come out 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 call at all time of day or night. Ready to handle all your Dodge locks and ignition disputes. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our service van is absolutely supplied with current programming, cutting and diagnostic equipment able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle usually done same day.

We take pride in handing a cheap 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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