Luckily we found her set of keys! I did call the dealer about prices. For the Keyless only key it cost $62. If you durango has the sentry guard system the key still cost $62 plus an additional $40 fee to program the chip. Just so everyone know, I was able to get a copy cut of my keyless entry key and it works just fine. Obviously I don't have the sentry guard system on my durango.
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix (bought used price was right)
2004 Durango Hemi SLT
I have a 2006 Durango without the alarm system, just keyless entry. I purchased a used key (for the transmitter) and a new key/keycase off eBay with the intent to save a ton of money. The shop manual has the programming instructions for the alarm system but they don't work with the keyless entrymodule. Couldn't find instructions for the keyless entry only. The key works and the truck starts and continues to run but the keyless entry doesn't work. (Doesn't lock/unlock the doors).
You guys are the bomb! I just got off the phone with the dealer and they wanted $75 to reprogram my 2004 Durango SLT key. After reading this post I went to the owners manual and found the solution. I only have one key but it worked just the same. It was as easy as inserting the key in the ignition for 3 sec. taking it out and reinseting itfor 10 sec. and the key was programed. Dodge service has always sucked. But I love my HEMI.
I am glad someone else says Dodge service sucksI agree! I just had a key made it was $91, but i didn't get charged because i bought the remote/carstarter alarm thinga magig. But they made sure to tell me this was costing them $91 yet the alarm guy didn't even need it!
1st generation Durango owner requests permission to enter the 2nd gen house?
I got my 2003 used and since I talked them down from $15k to 11k I guess I didnt have much room to argue about a key fob. The GM tried to find a spare from theops/inventory managers'stock but no luck. I got somewhat of a deal, I got one extra key, no charge, including programming, and two key fobs, at wholesale $28 each, and free programming. Well reading what I have read about the cost and programming, I will be very cautious about them and location. In previous test drives, and looking at Grand Cherokees, (pretty much the same key) I will caution everyone to be very aware of these keys and locations.
2003 DURANGO SLT 4X4 4.7 3RD ROW LEATHER MICHELIN X-RAD LT BOSCH WATER PUMP DURALAST C-MAX BRAKES DURALAST ROTORS BILSTEIN HD SHOCKS GOODYEAR GATORBACK SERPENTINE BELT. HYPRO CAI KIT. MAG-HYTEK TRANSMISSION PAN DURALAST GOLD BATTERY KENWOOD STEREO/DVD/XM RADIO/TRAFFIC/WEATHER
I just bought a 2004 Durango. Bought two Strattec keys with transducer off e-bay. I thought I could program them using the instructions in the owner's manual. But neither key would program to the vehicle. Do I need DRB III ? Did I buy the wrong key ?
After not being able to program additional keys for my 04 Durango with the Sentry system, I found out that a number of the early 04 Durangos came from the factory with an RKE module that will not allow programming via the ignition procedure in the owners book.
If you do not have the Sentry system, you can get your keys cut all day long and go to town. If you have the Sentry system as mine does, you SHOULD be able to program additional keys with the built in remote OR the plain gray headed key as long as you have 2 other keys.
I purchased a number of the gray headed transponder keys, and was not able to program them myself ostensibly due to the defective RKE module.
The wife's 05 Grand Caravan also had the Sentry system, and I programmed at least one gray headed key to use as a spare in case I wanted to leave it running and locked up.
2004 Durango SLT AWD 5.7 Hemi Flame Red with 3.55's
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Sport 4.6L Midnite Gray with 3L27's
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD V6 Mineral Gray (Hers)