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- vehicle lock smith Welcome to OkeyDoKeyLocksmith! Have you broken or lost the key to your Jeep? Do you wish to duplicate side winder, smart-key or fobic key? Scouting for a cost-effective and convenience key replacement service?

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

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

Does Jeep use transponder keys?

transponder key Jeep began using transponder chip keys with the Jeep 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, Jeep established applying keys with the remote assembled in the head of the key. Most models shifted to the new remote head key in the following years.

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

Fobik keys

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

These fobic remote are also more fancy, however there is also a non-remote 'POD' key exist in the market.

Jeep Proximity key

Starting at 2011, Jeep adopted the 'Keyless Go'. Some models have optional or mandatory keyless entry with a pushbutton-start ignition.

Why does Jeep use transponder keys?

vehicle anti-theft The prime purpose of Jeep immobiliser and transponder is to prevent unauthorized vehicle access and theft. The remote clicker option also provide extra convenience and security.

How does Jeep transponder and immobilizer work?

The anti-theft technologies developed by Jeep 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 Jeep transponder key yourself?

If you have 2 functional keys, Jeep 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 Jeep began eliminating the on-board programming feature, though certain models still use it.

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

  • Jeep Liberty 2002+ 02-04 (optional)
  • Jeep Commander 2006+
  • Jeep Patriot 2007+
  • Jeep Renegade 2015
  • Jeep Compass 2007-10
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998+ (98 optional)
  • Jeep Cherokee 1998-01 (optional)
  • Jeep Wrangler 1998+

Duplicate Jeep keys

duplicate 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 Jeep keys and remotes?

Jeep vehicles may have extra keys added employing a simple onboard process. Only if the user have two working keys that are already program.

How to duplicates Jeep 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 crack and turn 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 turn the ignition lock back to the OFF state.
  5. Remove the 1st key, insert the second working key and turn to the RUN/ON state within 15 seconds.
  6. The anti theft alarm light should light up after relatively 10 seconds and a single chime sound signify entry into the programming mode.
  7. Within 60 seconds, turn working key to the OFF state and pull it out.
  8. Insert the new blank key and turn it to the RUN/ON state.
  9. After roughly 10 seconds, a single bell will sound and the anti theft alarm light will stop.
  10. Wait 5 seconds and turn the ignition lock to the OFF state.

In 2010 Jeep started excluding the control board key coding feature for some vehicles.

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

How to duplicate Jeep 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.

Jeep 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 Jeep keys

Lost metal key blade

lost key made If you lose all your keys to a Jeep made previous to 1998, the key has no chip. All you have to do is to take a cab to the dealer-ship with the vehicle identification number and have them create a fresh key.

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

An exception to the above is if the ignition cylinder replaced and is not in sync with the VIN number.

In this case, a locksmith change the ignition again or to generate a new key by reading the key cuts inside the ignition lock. This process is more complex and prescribes a locksmith with a proper machinery and experience.

Lost Jeep transponder key

If your Jeep made after 1998, your key might contain a transponder chip.

If you lose all your keys to an immobilized Jeep, the vehicle ECM recomputed to recognize a new key. This means that you need a towing truck to tow the vehicle to the dealership or to have a roadside assistance lock-smith who will arrive to your site.

My Jeep 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 Jeep 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 Jeep locksmith 24/7

emergency locksmith Our emergency mobile motor vehicle locksmith are on call 24 hour 7 day a week 365 days a year. Ready to handle all your Jeep locks and ignition burdens. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop truck is totally supplied with modern cutting, diagnostic and programming appliances able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle usually done same day.

We pride oneself in caring an affordable price and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Jeep 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. Jeep Forum - Discussion forums for Jeep lovers. Get together to discuss anything related to Jeep automobiles.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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