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Old 26 Jul 2004, 07:04 pm
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I was reading a post from earlier this year (MARCH)and I came across someone saying that if you have transponder keys, your car has some sort of sleep mode to shut the car down if it is started in some other manner other than using the transponder key. People were debating it and I was wondering does anyone here have a positive answer to that. Also, how do you know if you have a transponder key. My cruiser is equipped with the factory alarm (I THINK). I am still a newbie to this, I have only owned my 2001 for about a month now. Thanks for any responses. Randy
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 07:17 pm
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Randy,

The thick, grey key is usually a clue. DCX vehicles that do not have the Sentry Key system (transponder) usually have thinner black keys. Also, you should have a red, flashing light in your instrument cluster if you have the factory alarm. The light flashes whenever you fully lock the car.

To be honest, I don't think I have ever seen a PT that didn't have the Sentry Key system.

The Sentry Key is an immobilizer. The car can be started by a key that will fit. However, the car will only stay on for a few seconds, then it will shut down. The transponder is needed in order to keep the vehicle running. IF you have the owner's manual, the manual will give you the lowdown on the features.

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Old 26 Jul 2004, 08:48 pm
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Sweet, I have the grey, thicker keys. So does that hold true if someone was to punch the column like thieves do? I mean if no key is used, does this still happen? Thanks for the input. That is an awesome feature, I am surprised I have not heard much about this. I will have to do some manual reading tonight.
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It shouldn't be able to run without that key... Also, try to not to loose your key, because they cost about $100 each! [:0]
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 05:10 am
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While you have two keys, go to e-bay and pick one or two up for about $15 and have them cut and program them as outlined in your owners manual. As long as you have two keys you can program new keys yourself.
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 08:14 am
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The thick, grey key is usually a clue. DCX vehicles that do not have the Sentry Key system (transponder) usually have thinner black keys.
Isn't the fob with lock, unlock & Panic buttons another clue? [:I]
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Old 27 Jul 2004, 04:27 pm
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This is the only problem I've had with my PTGT at 674 miles, in 6,000 miles, Opiate. I went out one Sat am and it started right up, then quit. It started three more time and died, then wouldn't start. It was a convenient day to have it happin so I called DCX and got a tow. The worst part was having to go past my neighbors (3) with Mini Coopers. They all pointed and LOL! I got it back in four days with a new SKIM (S???? Key Immobilizer Module) at N/C.[?]

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Old 27 Jul 2004, 08:37 pm
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This is the only problem I've had with my PTGT at 674 miles, in 6,000 miles, Opiate. I went out one Sat am and it started right up, then quit. It started three more time and died, then wouldn't start. It was a convenient day to have it happin so I called DCX and got a tow. The worst part was having to go past my neighbors (3) with Mini Coopers. They all pointed and LOL! I got it back in four days with a new SKIM (S???? Key Immobilizer Module) at N/C.[?]

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Hopefully some one can verify this,,,,, but I thought after 3 start attempts without transponder key it "slept" for 24 hrs but then you could start it????????
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Old 28 Jul 2004, 06:58 pm
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YUP make sure you have at least 3 keys ...

if you have 2 you can program the third all by yourself,,instructions in manual

I just had to replace one of mine...(thick grey plastic one)

Cost at the dealership for key and programming $102.95 Canadain funds

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