|11-15-2013 11:00 AM|
I have heard that there are some known "issues" with the imported chip keys. The made in USA, key blanks are usually higher quality, and to my knowledge, there are no "issues" with them.
Google: "made in usa transponder key jk wrangler" and lots of choices will come up.
|11-15-2013 10:30 AM|
|5JKs||The aftermarket keys are fine. I've programmed 2 spares for the 6 JKus I've bought. I've also made copies for the other Dodges I own. Remember, you need two keys to program a third, so you need to do this before you lose your second key.|
|11-15-2013 09:48 AM|
I'm one of those people that always likes to have a third key locked away in case I ever need it (like to program another one after I lose a key, because I'll still have two keys). Both of my Wranglers have the integrated key/fob (aka the "pocket spear") and one has remote start.
For both of them I managed to convinced the dealership to throw in an extra key blank as part of the purchase, then had the parts guys cut them for me for nothing on their key-cutter (I buy my filters/repair parts/accessories from them, so they owe me a few).
I then programmed the keys myself using the method mentioned earlier in this thread.
If memory serves, the price of a blank key/fob from Chrysler is north of 100 dollars -- I've always thought that this was an outrageous price, but since the dealership threw them in as part of the sale, I never really explored the aftermarket alternatives. Can anyone comment on the quality of the non-Chrysler keys?
|11-15-2013 08:39 AM|
Update: Inexpensive Chip Keys
This place has inexpensive transponder chip keys for 2007 through 2014 Wranglers
Transponder Chip Keys Made in the USA, for Jeep JK Wranglers
|07-04-2013 06:14 AM|
I swung a deal with my dealer that I was to get a Sentry Key (chipped) along with my missing at delivery second factory key. I have power locks on the fob. Since they had to order a new key the dealer said that they will cut and program them all at once this week. Came to find out the when my wife made the appointment they said that they cant program a seperate sentry key for this vehicle. Its a 2013 Wrangler 2 dr Freedom Edition. What gives? I found out last night after the dealer was closed and they are closed for the 4th. I am kind of mad right now. I would like a 3rd key for many reasons. Thanks for any help
|05-22-2013 07:57 AM|
|05-21-2013 11:22 PM|
|tontwins||i guess mine doesn't have a chip sorry it's a 2013 though|
|05-21-2013 11:21 PM|
|tontwins||I went to lowes it was 2.93|
|05-21-2013 05:33 PM|
|05-21-2013 09:29 AM|
Here: $14.49 delivered.
You need two working keys to make a third, best to make up a few when you buy your Jeep.
|05-21-2013 08:25 AM|
Thank you very much!! Now a second dumb question.....
Where can I purchase the chipped key? Pep Boys? Auto Zone etc?
|05-21-2013 12:36 AM|
get a chipped Jeep key cut and program it with your other key using the following procedure:
|05-20-2013 11:30 PM|
|ckamin||Damn, I'm in the same boat! I lost my keys today at magic mountain. I posted the same question and am trying to figure out where to get an affordable chipped replacement and a procedure to program it.|
|05-20-2013 10:53 PM|
2012 Key Replication
I've lost one of my keys to my 2012 Wrangler Unlimited. Can anyone advise on the cheapest way to get a spare key made?