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- car lock smith Hello there. Did you lost or broken the key to your Dodge? Do you wish to duplicate proximity fob, remote fob or sidewinder? Looking for a reasonable price and convenience keys replacement solution?

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Furthermore, we can solve all your Dodge key, locks and ignition 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 initiated accepting keys with the remote founded in the head of the key. Most models switched to the new remote head key in the following years.

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

Fobik keys

In 2008, Dodge introduced the FOBIK key. Instead of metal blade, a FOB integrates a remote that slides into a socket in the ignition lock.

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

Dodge Smartkey

Beginning at 2011, Dodge applied the 'Keyless Go'. Some models have optional or mandatory keyless access key with a pushbutton-start ignition.

Why does Dodge use transponder keys?

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

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 backup keys added employing a simple dashboard process. Only if the user have not less than two working keys that 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 1st working key into the ignition key-pit and twist 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 twist the ignition lock back to the OFF state.
  5. Remove the 1st key, insert the 2nd working key and turn to the RUN/ON state within 15 seconds.
  6. The theft alarm light should brighten after about ten seconds and a single chime sound signify entry into the programming mode.
  7. Within 60 seconds, twist the 2nd working key to the OFF state and remove it.
  8. Insert the new un-programmed key and twist it to the RUN/ON state.
  9. After nearby ten seconds, a single beep will sound and the theft alarm light will turn off.
  10. Wait five seconds and twist the ignition lock to the OFF state.

In 2010 Dodge started excluding the dashboard key compiling feature for some cars.

If there is only one key exist, the car plugged to a dedicated programmer to add another 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 When all keys are lost to a Dodge manufactured before 1998, the key has no transponder chip. All you have to do is to take an Uber to the to a locksmith store with the VIN and make you a newish key.

This process is quite straight forward and in most cases will cost less than a 100$.

One exception to what written above is if the ignition cylinder replaced and is not in sync with the vehicle identification number.

When this happens, a locksmith swap the ignition again or to make a new key by copying the key curves inside the ignition cylinder. This process is more compound and requires a locksmith with a proper experience and machinery.

Lost Dodge transponder key

If your Dodge manufactured after the year 1998, your key may contain a transponder chip.

When all keys are lost to an immobilized Dodge, the motor vehicle ECU recompiled to use a new key. This means that you need a towing truck to tow the motor vehicle to the dealership or to use the service of an emergency locksmith who will arrive 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 locksmith are in service morning noon and night. Ready to handle all your Dodge locks and keys malfunctions. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop truck is ultimately supplied with recent programming, diagnostic and cutting apparatus able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We feel honor in implementing a modest price 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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