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JeeperJake 12-01-2010 08:17 AM

electronic key issues?
 
being a worrier I became concerned whether storage of a spare key somewhere outside might present problems;

also what do extra spares cost on the new style security rather than old hard brass models

Peepers 12-01-2010 08:30 AM

Not positive for jeep, but I know other electronic keys cost about $60 cut or $100 cut and programed to your vehicle

rics1997 12-01-2010 09:20 AM

I had to get a second key. One dealer wanted $105 and another wanted $120. Not sure two dealers where different. Then you have to have them program it. I was lucky that I complain to the dealer that sold it to me that I never received a second key and they ended up giving me one for free.

arrowhead 12-01-2010 10:06 AM

My '07 bought used from a dealer only had one key. The dealer wanted $150 for the key and programming. I went a few blocks down the road to a locksmith and got it for $65 total cost. A dealer is always your highest price option.

rics1997 12-01-2010 10:21 AM

Now if you just want a spare to unlock doors if you lock your keys in I had Lowes make me one and I broke the plastic top off and put in wallet. You don't need security key to unlock door but it will not start the Jeep. That Key cost me $2.00

JRickW 12-01-2010 10:27 AM

I ordered smart key blanks on the Internet. I had them cut at a local hardware store. Then used my two original keys to program them (see the user manual for procedure). Total cost less than $40 for both keys.

JeeperJake 12-01-2010 10:39 AM

thanks for the tips

saltwaterwop 12-01-2010 11:10 AM

Fear of locking my keys inside the vehicle and checking to make sure I have them in my pocket more than once before closing the door is probably my one Obsessive Compulsive issue.

pat@fieldsauto.com 12-01-2010 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRickW (Post 902881)
I ordered smart key blanks on the Internet. I had them cut at a local hardware store. Then used my two original keys to program them (see the user manual for procedure). Total cost less than $40 for both keys.

Can you tell me what company or website you used to get the keys? We have had a lot of people buy keys off of the internet and they do not work.

JRickW 12-01-2010 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by pato1031

Can you tell me what company or website you used to get the keys? We have had a lot of people buy keys off of the internet and they do not work.

I am pretty sure it was iKeyless.com. The hardest part was getting someone to cut them since I was providing my own blanks. Also, I had them cut a normal blank first to make sure they knew what they were doing. I carry that in my wallet and have a smart key hidden inside. That way if I lose my keys but have my wallet I am still ok. Worst case, I break a rear window (assuming I am out in the boonies).

RB-10rubicon 12-01-2010 01:48 PM

Ricks97 is got the right idea you can always hide the key in the engine compartmant ,like the fuse box or velcro it inside the air box

PecosRiver 12-01-2010 04:42 PM

https://www.ikeyless.com/vehicles/je...r/2009/1000376

$17.95 now and they include instructions. I have my own key machine, but if you go to a hardware store and give them the cost of cutting a regular key, they should be happy to do it for you.

Turbaru 12-01-2010 04:54 PM

Thanks for the ikeyless.com tips! They only have up to 2010 listed on the website. I submitted a ticket to find out if they have 2011 blanks yet. I will let everyone know what I hear back.

Thanks again for the info!

4 Jeep Family 12-01-2010 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRickW (Post 902881)
I ordered smart key blanks on the Internet. I had them cut at a local hardware store. Then used my two original keys to program them (see the user manual for procedure). Total cost less than $40 for both keys.

I got two keys off ebay for $25.00 with the computer chip that will start the Jeep. Get them cut at any locks smith.

denis4x4 12-02-2010 08:03 AM

I've had several occasions to talk to the people at Jeep and participated in seminars and surveys looking for consumer input. I have made it known that using chip keys on Wranglers is stupid. Loose a key in the middle of nowhere and you're in trouble. The answer is always, "it's an anti-theft thing and it comes out of the MoPar parts bin".

Even though there may well be Jeep thieves reading this post, I've found that the best and most secure way to hide a chip key is in the electrical distribution box under the hood. Easy to get to if you know what you're looking for.

Turbaru 12-02-2010 08:35 AM

Just got a reply back from ikeyless. "we will be getting products for the 2011 model years soon after the new year."

h2otoo 12-02-2010 12:24 PM

FWIW, I have this installed in my pick up truck and like it. Have not installed in the jeep yet.

Know Key (tm) by Geocentric Systems

Nice product, but a hide a key is cheaper.

Bob :wavey:

OregonTJ 12-02-2010 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pato1031 (Post 902993)
Can you tell me what company or website you used to get the keys? We have had a lot of people buy keys off of the internet and they do not work.

I got mine at a local lock smith.....they need to be programmed to work......

KooL 01-07-2011 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 902867)
Now if you just want a spare to unlock doors if you lock your keys in I had Lowes make me one and I broke the plastic top off and put in wallet. You don't need security key to unlock door but it will not start the Jeep. That Key cost me $2.00

I tried earlier this week to get a key cut just for my door, but Lowe's told me they weren't allowed to cut a key from a chipped key because they had been sued over it. Huh?? I also tried at Walmart cuz I had to go there anyway and they said their machine wouldn't do it because "the computer would recognize it as invalid when it took a picture." I don't have any idea why this was the case? Gonna try a local hardware store. Hope they have the right blanks.


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