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08-11-2013 04:44 PM
BigCrave A dealer can cut you a key from your VIN# too.
08-11-2013 01:42 PM
JimsJeep I pulled out the cylinder on mine and took it to a locksmith. They decoded the lock and cut me a fresh key. After that it cannot pull out. Every time you have a new key cut from the old a bit of the original pattern is lost.
08-11-2013 12:40 PM
freakengine Amazing what you can find once you have a little info. Dorman posted a video explaining the whole process.

Chrysler Ignition Lock Cylinder Key Matching - YouTube
08-11-2013 12:29 PM
freakengine Thanks for the info, BigCrave. I'll definitely be looking into getting that done today. Sounds easy enough.
08-11-2013 11:55 AM
BigCrave When you purchase a new lock cylinder, it should come with neshoulw tumblers for keying to match your existing key. When you remove the old one, take a small screwdriver and pry out the old tumblers and lay them out in order front to back. Each tumbler has a number stamped on it, match those numbers up with the new tumblers and insert them into the new cylinder in the correct order. The new kit should have detailed instructions with pics. Mine did and it came from Advance Auto. There is no need for a locksmith or dealer either.
08-11-2013 01:51 AM
New Ignition Lock Cylinder Question

I have a 98 TJ that has had a faulty ignition lock cylinder since I bought it. The key isn't really needed to turn the cylinder. Maybe it was abused at some point although no thefts were on record. At any rate, the key can come out at any time and I think it's something I should replace. I've pulled the existing cylinder out once and the change is simple enough but I'd like to keep the ignition keyed the same as the door locks. Do any of you know if that's possible? Can I get a new cylinder set up to work with my existing key? Have any of you done this? Can a locksmith do it or would I have to go to a dealer?

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