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Old 29 Oct 2004, 03:31 am
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Is there a way to get a key to work in the ignition without having to go to the dealer? I've got a copy for the door, but it only works for the door.

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Old 29 Oct 2004, 03:45 am
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Here are detailed instructions on how to program your key yourself.
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Here are detailed instructions on how to program your key yourself.
Yup - the "key" is to do it BEFORE you lose a key. You have to have the 2 original keys to program another. If you don't, you have to go to dealer.
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Old 29 Oct 2004, 01:39 pm
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Here are detailed instructions on how to program your key yourself.
Yup - the "key" is to do it BEFORE you lose a key. You have to have the 2 original keys to program another. If you don't, you have to go to dealer.
Don is right. I found out the hard way. If you don't have 2 keys and have the transponder key you MUST go to a dealer to get it programmed.You can get key blanks on eBay for $20 or less but a dealer will charge twice that for a new blank.
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Old 13 Nov 2004, 11:11 pm
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I need a spare key for my PT. I atttempted to click on the link, how to program key. The link wouldn't open. Do I need both keys. I had the spare key placed under the hood for a remote starter system.I have both key fobs.[:I]I saw that I can buy the key on Ebay.
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Old 14 Nov 2004, 12:01 am
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Not sure how it works ,but you do need two keys to
program another without going to the dealer
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Old 14 Nov 2004, 03:01 am
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According to the 2003 Owners Manual:

"You can program new keys to the system if you have two valid sentry keys by doing the following:
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON for at least 3 seconds but no longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the first key.
3. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds a chime will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key.
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds a single chime with sound. The Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off.
The new Sentry Key has been programmed. Repeat this process to program up to a total of 8 keys."

Without 2 valid keys, it is back to the dealer for them to reprogram.
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Old 21 Nov 2011, 12:03 pm
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Be weary about the keys on ebay. True they are 50-75% less, but so is the quality. I bought two remote keys on ebay for my 2006 that I just bought used for which prior owner only had one basic RFID spare. Turns out every other time we drop our keys they pop open and the battery also goes out, and now my wifes key no longer starts the car! She was basicly stranded on a parking lot. Turns out that the return policy was only 3 days and now I'm left in the dark for a 2nd remote key that only locks/unlocks the car, but not start it.
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