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98 Dodge Ram Keyless Entry Remote Programming


Old 06-19-2004, 06:18 AM
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Default 98 Dodge Ram Keyless Entry Remote Programming

Does anyone know how to program a remote for my keyless entry? I just purchased a keyless entry (key fob) remote on ebay and FCC ID, etc match...I just need to set it up so it works with my truck.

I currently have one working and the other one Im replacing was chewed up by a dog...

Please help! Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2004, 05:45 PM
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Default RE: 98 Dodge Ram Keyless Entry Remote Programming

I don't know of any way to program it without having a Dealer hook up a diagnostic computer, you will have to carrying all of the remotes that you want to have programed. If you try to do one without the other, the one that you don't have will be deprogramed.
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Old 06-20-2004, 01:28 AM
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Default RE: 98 Dodge Ram Keyless Entry Remote Programming

the dealer will have to set it up for you...they will need a vehicle program code for the key, and a DRB scan tool to programthe key, and the key fob...sorry, but you cant do it without a DRB scan tool.

I do these everyday, and it only takes about 5 minutes to go through it all...so if you can find a mechanic on his lunch break...slip him/her 10 bucks and he'll hook it up for you and youll be out of there in no time
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:20 PM
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Default RE: 98 Dodge Ram Keyless Entry Remote Programming

I found this on another site. I hope it helps!

Subject: KEYLESS Entry Programming

If this will help the folks with 97-98 keyless entry systems, I would love to resolve this issue.

I installed a MOPAR EVS-II & Keyless Entry alarm system on my 1995 RAM. There are several features which can be activated/deactivated according to the owner's preferences:

1. automatic arming (factory setting: enabled)
2. arm/disarm chirps (factory setting: enabled)
3. door unlock when ignition key is turned off (factory: disabled)

As detailed in the manufacturer's installation instructions, items 1) and 2) above are changed by disconnecting power from the control module, opening up the case, and cutting the "programming loops" or wires in the circuit board for each feature - not so easy to restore.

The third item can user-programmed at any time as follows:

1. Enter the vehicle, shut all doors and wait for the dome light to go out.

2. Complete the next three actions within 5 seconds:
a. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position
b. Turn the dome light "ON" and "OFF" three times
c. Turn ignition "OFF"

3. Press the "VALET" button on the dash monitor to toggle the feature on or off. The green LED indicates the status of the feature-
ON - ignition unlock feature enabled
OFF - ignition unlock feature disabled

4. Turn the ignition key "ON" to store the setting and exit the programming mode.

If the systems are at all alike, the "programming" of the keyless entry system items 1) and 2) sounds simple enough for even a dealership to do! Maybe someone reading this can determine how exactly to do it for a factory installed 97-98 keyless entry system.

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Old 10-14-2006, 04:12 PM
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Default RE: 98 Dodge Ram Keyless Entry Remote Programming

DRB scan tool? That's not a regular code scanner is it?
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