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Old 18 Apr 2016, 11:44 pm
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Default '01 PT Cruiser, How to tell if I can use key fob?

I was looking on line for replacement keys and saw this:

My car is an '01 PT Cruiser Limited Edition.

Looking at the list of options for '01, I see:

Quick Order Package 27F

INCLUDES: Entry System, Keyless Remote; Mirrors, Outside Heated; Assist Handle(s); [GEG] Glass, Deep Tinted; Cargo/Convenience Net; Head Restraint(s), Outboard Seating Rear; Locking System, Central; Mirrors, Foldaway; Seat, Flat Folding; Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System; Security Alarm System; Mirrors, Dual Power; Light Group
Question: Is there an easy way to tell if I have this package and can use a key fob? I have the "Light Group", assist handles, flat folding seats. I have folding side mirrors. Not sure what outboard rear seating is.

When I bought the car last month I was given 1 grey-headed key but I know at some point all keys were lost and a replacement key had to be made by the dealer, so they may have gotten the cheapest key they had.

Assuming I do have this group, can I just buy keys off of Amazon or eBay, get them cut and have the dealer program them? I was told by my local dealer that they charge something like $55 to program keys regardless of the number of keys. Are there "better" aftermarket keys?


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Old 19 Apr 2016, 06:31 am
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Default Re: '01 PT Cruiser, How to tell if I can use key fob?

Options don't matter, if your fob looks like will work.
As for the either have a grey key or a black key, grey is chipped black is not.

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Old 19 Apr 2016, 02:43 pm
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Default Re: '01 PT Cruiser, do all use key fobs?

I don't have a fob, just one grey headed key. It was all I was given when I bought the car last month. I just called the dealership & gave them my VIN, I do have fob capability.

The dealership costs: new fob = $96.95, new grey head chipped key = $61.85, programming = $41.50 no matter how many keys/fobs. I'll have to do a little research on aftermarket keys/fobs tonight.
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