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Old 02 Jun 2016, 01:47 pm
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Hi. I'm new to this site.
I have a 2006 PT Cruiser that I just picked up cheap. I already have a 2005 PT, that Ive turned into an old-style looking cruiser, and a 2005 parts car.
My 2006 only came with one key, so I realized Id have to go to the dealer to get another cut. Its one of the all-in-one key/remotes. Went to the dealer and after about an hour, they told me they couldn't make another key, because the car wont talk to the dealers computers. They said there is something wrong in my car, but would have to diagnose it. Didn't want to pay for that right now. The car runs and drives perfectly, but it wont give up the key code. Has anyone else experienced this, and is it a major problem that could lead to other problems, cause obviously the computer has a problem. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02 Jun 2016, 01:52 pm
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Call a lock smith they will cut the key and program it for you
i got a new key 2 days ago for my 2006 for $125.00 it took the guy 25 minutes
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Old 02 Jun 2016, 02:01 pm
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Yep. Same with my charger. Go to a locksmith. Some dealers are okay. But others don't really want to mess with older cars.
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You can also get your key cloned...if the locksmith can't get your code.
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Old 02 Jun 2016, 03:17 pm
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I took it to the dealer, and to an independent locksmith. They both said the same thing. The program they hook up to the car, doesn't even find the section on programming the key. There is something wrong with the cars actual ability to tell the shops computer anything about the key codes. One of the modules in the car is not talking to the programmer, or something like that. That's why I wondered if anyone else has had this problem??
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Old 02 Jun 2016, 03:19 pm
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You can also get your key cloned...if the locksmith can't get your code.
How and who clones your key?
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Old 02 Jun 2016, 03:23 pm
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Yep. Same with my charger. Go to a locksmith. Some dealers are okay. But others don't really want to mess with older cars.
The locksmith could get the key to tell him the info, but he needed the car to tell him info too, and that's where the problem is. The car wont talk to the programming computer. Ive had him make other Pt keys for me and he didn't have to plug into the car, but this year does apparently.
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The locksmith could get the key to tell him the info, but he needed the car to tell him info too, and that's where the problem is. The car wont talk to the programming computer. Ive had him make other Pt keys for me and he didn't have to plug into the car, but this year does apparently.
If the same as with my 2006 Charger Daytona (which uses the same key as a 2nd Gen PT), the locksmith can just "clone" the key as mentioned above. Basically, the locksmith just flashes the new key to be the same as the old one. So your PT will not know the difference and work with either key. No communication with the car's PCM and/or SKIM is required. The catch is that not all locksmiths have the same equipment. I had to find one that sort of specializes in Chrysler stuff. Another locksmith gave me his name and number.
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Walmart...a neighbor got his Chrysler Town & Country cloned there.
I believe Ace, Lowes & Home Depot offer it also.
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Walmart...a neighbor got his Chrysler Town & Country cloned there.
I believe Ace, Lowes & Home Depot offer it also.
Can these places do the 2nd Gen PT key? Our Supercenter can clone the 1st PT keys, but not the ones like the 2nd Gen uses. The Home Depot here could do neither. But again, some may have different equipment. It's worth checking it out.
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