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Old 10-20-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
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How do you know if you need transponder key or not?

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Old 10-20-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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I believe all need transponder keys after 1997.

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Old 10-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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If your jeep came with a grey key. It is a transponder key.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:40 AM   #4
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How do you know if you need transponder key or not?

are you referring to the Sentry Key Theft Deterrent system?

if so, that was an option on the TJ beginning about model year 2000 (except the Sahara where it was standard) up until about model year 2004 as I recall, after that I believe all TJ's got it.

Your Build Sheet would show code "GXXS" for this option.
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Sorry I meant have not need.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #6
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I have a 2005 X and it came with the black key which does not have the transponder.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #7
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......just double checked: 1998 was 1st year for Sentry Key system in the TJ, but it was optional only.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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2006 GE....black key
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #9
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i have an 04 X, no chip in mine. got a new key from home depot for 3$
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #10
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I have an 05 X no chip in mine either I have the black key
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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My 06 X has the black keys. I bought 2 keys from eBay, and the guy at Lowes cut them for free since I paid for a few extra house keys to be cut.

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