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Old 12-06-2007, 11:30 AM
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I dont have the power package, just the base model 4x2. I usually carry aa spare vehicle key in my wallet (flat duplicate). Can I get one made at Lowes or somewhere like that or do you have to get them through a dealer?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:34 AM
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If you just need to unlock the door, it probably can be made anywhere that they can get the right shape. I am assuming that even without power locks you key has the "chip" for actually starting the Jeep.
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thats what I was wondering is the regular keys have a "chip"
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I was wondering this too, because the keyfob shown in the manual doesn't look like my keys. (page 12 in the manual).. I just have the rounded ones with the jeep logo on em. I guess the best way to do it, is to get the spare made, since they're cheap & try and start the car, if it doesn't work, then it's a sentry key. lol [and at least now you have something to unlock the car with, if you need it] Granted, we have a key-chain alarm thing, not the in-key one they show there
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I bought a spare transponder key off ebay and had it cut at my local hardware shop. The only problem was that the machine didn't hold the key in the right position so the person cutting it had to line it up manually and then clamp it in place. It worked out fine. The dealer would have a machine that would hold the blank in the correct position without the guesswork. A lock smith could probably do it without any problem as well.

The key came with instructions on how to program the key. The same instructions are in the owner's manual.

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I dont have the power package, just the base model 4x2. I usually carry aa spare vehicle key in my wallet (flat duplicate). Can I get one made at Lowes or somewhere like that or do you have to get them through a dealer?
can cut you a key to unlock the doors
, to program the transponder to start the car,
if you have the original 2 keys, you can program it yourself,
in the manuall is the steps to program your own key,
havent tried it myself, but recall reading it in the manual
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..and there are some places that will not make a duplicate for you at all. I was on Lowes the other day and since I was there, I asked him to make me a spare (plain, not worrying about encoding, etc) and when he saw the key with the chip in it, he handed it back and told me he was not allowed to make those. Period. Sheesh, not even a plain spare?? Nope he said.

I haven't bothered looking around but I will sooner or later. I'd like one that I can keep under the frame in a magnetized holder.
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can cut you a key to unlock the doors
, to program the transponder to start the car,
if you have the original 2 keys, you can program it yourself,
in the manuall is the steps to program your own key,
havent tried it myself, but recall reading it in the manual
I bought a transponder key and I was able to program it myself using the instructions in the manual.
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i got mine from the dealer when i purchased my car... they charged me $5 for it. the spare key i got does not have the program thou.. i just need it to open the door.
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My remote spare key was stolen when my briefcase was taken from my Patriot. The dealer needed the one key and they changed the code to disable the stolen key as well as set up 2 new keys. Definitely not a cheap date.
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I dont have the power package, just the base model 4x2. I usually carry aa spare vehicle key in my wallet (flat duplicate). Can I get one made at Lowes or somewhere like that or do you have to get them through a dealer?

I carry a spare in my wallet too. ACE hardware sold me a blank without the chip and cut it so that I could unlock my doors and get the one that I could leave locked inside or the other spare that's hidden away. I have the security system on mine and when I unlock the door and open it the alarm does go off, you can also start my Jeep with it and it'll run for about 5 seconds and then quits. All of the new Jeeps have the Sentry Key system have with a chip in them.

Without the chip from ACE about $2.50

The standard key is 05143553AA

The remote key is 68000603AA. I found an uncut one of these on eBay for about $60.
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I have the security system on mine and when I unlock the door and open it the alarm does go off,
I believe if you lock the door with the key (not using the remote or the door switch), the alarm won't go off when you open it with the key. It explains this in the owner's manual.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:23 AM
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I normally lock the door with the inside button before closing it. If I had the key/remote to do the locking in my hand from the outside it would be really hard for them to be locked on the inside, I don't think that I will run in to that scenario. I haven't done it yet with this one but I have in the past. Old habits die hard.

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Talking forget the spare key

I dont do it often but I have locked my keys in the car at the worst times. breaking in is a pain in the ass (I'm too poor for AAA) not mention if you use a coat hanger it will chip the paint tear the door seals and scratch the interior. So I came up with a better way. I opened up my my door pannel and took a good look at the lock. When you pull the handle it flips the lock pin up. At the base of the lock pin is a plastic loop pull up on it and the door unlocks. So I fed some fishing line through the rubber trim at the base of the window. Tied it to the plastic loop and trimmed the line and made a small loop on the outside and tucked it under the trim. You cans see anything it is like its not there. Plus no need for spare key or hide-a-keys.
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I dont do it often but I have locked my keys in the car breaking in is a pain in the ass not mention if you use a coat hanger it will chip the paint tear the door seals and scratch the interior. So I came up with a better way. I opened up my my door pannel and took a good look at the lock. When you pull the handle it flip the lock pin up. At the base of the lock pin is a plastic loop pull up on an the door unlocks. So I fed some fishing line through the rubber trim at the base of the window. Tied it to the plastic loop and trimmed the line and made a small loop on the outside and tucked it under the trim. You cans see anything it is like its not there.
as i am one to lock myself out every now and then
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