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Old 07-02-2007, 11:57 AM
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I went to my localDodge parts counterto buy some wheel well liners. While I was there I asked the parts guy about buying an additional key. I don't know what year Dodge switched to this style of key, but mine has a remote built into the key and I know from reading the owner's manual thatit alsohas a transponder in it. So I expected it to be expensive. This kid told me it's $125 for the key and the service department needs to program it for another $40. My initial instinct was to grab him by the throat and pull him over the counter, Dick Marcinko-style. "It's just a key, you stupid kid!" Cooler thoughts prevailed, however, and I remained calm. "Let me think about the key, but I'll get the wheel well liners now," I told him.

Fortunately I found a thread on the 3rd Gen forum that discussed these transponder keys. I don't care about the remote control, I just want an extra key that will open the door and start the engine. I found a guyin North Carolina who sells keys on Ebay. I bought two transponder key blanks from him for $30. After my local hardware store cut them, I tried to program my Ram to accept the new keys by following the instructions in the owner's manual. I could not get it to work. Have any of you guys successfully programmed new keys before? Is there a trick to it?
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:40 PM
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I did on my last truck but it was by pure luck. From what I have read some trucks operate slightly differently than others. Programming the bypass module for the remote starter used the same programming directions and I never did get that to work. My new key should be here today or tomorrow, I will let you know how it goes and if successful I will write my steps here.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:26 AM
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How did it workout for you....I NEED to get my truck running! Hopefully I can do it without paying a dealer!
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:23 PM
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How do you program a Trannsponder key for a Dodge RAM 2011 diesel

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:31 PM
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How do you Program a transponder key for a 2011 Dodge Ram I have two Keys that are Prograned and will start the engine.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:18 PM
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How do you Program a transponder key for a 2011 Dodge Ram I have two Keys that are Prograned and will start the engine.


Keys have to be programmed to the WIN module by a Chrysler dealer using their ScanTool. The older keys were able to be programmed if you already had 2 good keys and just wanted to add more, but I am unaware of any way to do it on the newer keys.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:56 PM
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Yep, on your 07, you must have 2 good working keys to program a 3rd or 4th. I got a 3rd eBay key for all 3 of my Dodges right after buying them so that I have an extra working key in-case one gets broken or lost, I won't need the dealer to program a new one.
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