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Just an informational thread, most of this info is scattered elsewhere. If you don’t have a 3rd key, you should make one.

If you’ve lost your spare key, you are likely off to the dealer for another. If you bought your Jeep used and it came with one key, you are off to the dealer for a spare.
A second key with a fob (remote to unlock doors and start) from the dealer is around $225.

If you can forego the buttoned fob, you can have two working spare keys for about $16.
This works on a 2008, 2010, 2012, and the 2013 models), probably the other years I did not try. I have made about a dozen keys over the years for my Jeep/Dodge vehicles.

Here is what you need to do:

Go to eBay and search “Chrysler Key 700”, there are a few different uncut blanks, the Y164-PT works.
Here is an active listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRYSLER-TRANSPONDER-CHIP-UNCUT-IGNITION-KEY-700-x2-/400209288323?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d2e551c83

2 keys for $12.15 delivered.

Take your original key and these two to the local hardware store. Ask them to cut them. If they ask, tell them they are chipped keys and you know how to program them, you have done this before.
Home Depot usually cuts them for free, but lately they balk at cutting customer provided blanks (even though you offer to pay for the cutting and they don’t sell them)

Also, some locksmiths claim they can’t cut a chipped key (they can, they are just lazy). A 40 yr. old key cutting machine is all you need.

Programming is often simple but somewhat depends on year, or whether you have the EVIC dash, look in your manual under “key programming”, it’s generally something like:

Step 1, Insert first factory key and turn ignition on for 5 seconds, remove key.
Step 2, Insert second factory key and turn ignition on for 15 seconds, remove key.
Step 3, Insert new key, wait about 30 seconds, remove it.

My manual said to wait for a chirp and three flashes, I never heard the chirp or saw the 3 flashes but it programmed them nonetheless.
I’ve found leaving the new key in 30 -40 seconds is enough time to all the Sentry system to recognize it.

Start car with new key, if it dies after a couple of seconds, you didn’t program it correctly and you need to start over.

Jeep uses a Sentry system which allows you to give your key to a deviant valet. He cannot make a working copy since he has only one working key.
By forcing the user to insert two working keys, it’s assumed the user is the owner, allowing the Sentry system to recognize the third key.

If you only have one key, you can get the 2nd and 3rd keys cut, and the dealer should program the 2nd key for about $50, you or he can do the 3rd.
You can program using a working cheapie key as a master key. You don’t need factory keys. (did this on my ’08)

If you lock the car (my ’12 Rubicon or ’10 sport) with the buttoned factory fob, and use the cheapie key to unlock it, the horn may sound until you put the key in the ignition, so while the inexpensive key works, it’s not the same as a button fobbed factory key.

I have not programmed a remote keyless entry fob, they are about $60 and claim that they work.
 

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Good info...
I'm ordering remote start....so I may want a 3rd key that does not have said feature.
 

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Are you sure the Y164-PT blank works for the 2013's? If so that would be great. thanks jeff
 

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Are you sure the Y164-PT blank works for the 2013's? If so that would be great. thanks jeff
yes, I just bought two Y164-PT (700) keys and had them cut this week. I programmed them and am using them to drive around this week.
 

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i also ordered mine from there. good service and i had mine cut at a locksmith. about $4 for the 2 keys. had them programmed before i left the parking lot
 

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Thanks for the info on this. Just ordered a pair of blanks. I had read about the programming in the owner's manual, and wanted to get a couple of spare keys.
 

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The FOBs have gotten so cheap everyone should do this because the alternative is painful.
 

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I ordered the key from cycle sport & fitness and they sent me a tan colored key wtf. Did u guys got a tan or black?
I got tannish as well. Ordered from the same place a few days ago. (Yes, late night drinking + forum = waking up to find I spent money on something....still need to finish my Homelink project from a few weeks ago....and a few glasses of Maker's Mark).
 

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I went to Home Depot today and I had 2 spare keys made for free! Really easy to program and I didn't hear any chirp sound but keys are programmed. I got the blank keys from eBay.
 

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I received two grey colored blanks from eBay, and had them cut for free while shopping at Lowe's. They programmed fine for my 2013 jk. The Jeep manual says the Sentry System will support up to a total of 8 keys.
 

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I looked for one for my 2014 with no luck. Maybe too soon.
 

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Does anyone know if the rock key from quadratec will work? I saw it in my brothers Cherokee magazine and it said its for the newer grand Cherokee.
 

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