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Old 13 Oct 2012, 10:30 pm
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Default RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

I went to get my keyfob programmed and I was told I dont have the capabilities. I always thought that if you at least had power locks then you would be automatically equipped, is this not the case?
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Old 14 Oct 2012, 06:37 pm
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

Yes, that's not the case. :-) My '01 Ram has power door locks, but no keyless entry. If you'll PM me the last 8 numbers of your VIN, I can look it up.

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Old 15 Oct 2012, 11:19 pm
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

umm, is there another way to check? I feel uncomfortable giving that info to just anyone
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Old 15 Oct 2012, 11:28 pm
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umm, is there another way to check? I feel uncomfortable giving that info to just anyone
Is only the last 8 of your vin nothing personal can come out from that! If you google Vin number meaning you will find the meaning of each number! TurboDucky wants to see what type of PT you have and the equipment install in it from the factory.
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Old 16 Oct 2012, 05:07 am
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

Not much you can do with the VIN anyway. Think about it. VIN's are super easy to get. All one would have to do is walk through a parking lot and write them down and you could have a couple hundred in an afternoon.
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Old 16 Oct 2012, 10:00 am
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

Puter is correct to be cautious about giving out her VIN. I can pull up a person's full name, address, phone number, and service history... All from only the last 8 digits of the VIN. You never know what kind of access someone has to certain information.

I can't think of an easier way to determine if the car has RKE, excpet by pulling a build sheet, which would require the VIN. But just because it has power locks does not mean it has RKE.
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Old 16 Oct 2012, 11:18 am
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

if you're uncomfortable with "ducky", you can always call a dealer and give them the vin number. they should be able to get you the info you need.
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Old 16 Oct 2012, 01:51 pm
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if you're uncomfortable with "ducky", you can always call a dealer and give them the vin number. they should be able to get you the info you need.
Yep, exactly right... Go to another dealer with your VIN, and they can confirm or deny what the other dealer told you.

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Old 17 Oct 2012, 01:33 am
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

i didnt mean to be offensive to you, I know you were being of assistance to me, I'm just a little cautious when it comes to info. I understand both sides of what you guys are saying tho. And yes, I plan to call another dealer.

when they "attempted" to program it, all they had to do was look it up, but I suspect they didnt because they "kept trying" as he told me, and the keyfob could have a dead battery for all I know
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Old 18 Oct 2012, 01:16 am
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Default Re: RKE, how do I know if I'm equipped?

I'm going back in the morning to read them the riot act. I registered the car on mopar owner center website and was able to see everything installed on the car, and it's there plain as day "Keyless Entry,Panic Alarm,2 Transmit". I bet the keyfob has a dead battery. they charged me $25 just for trying!!!
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