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Old 12-08-2011, 08:43 PM
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I have not been able to find a way to replace an ignition key (with a chip) on my 2011 without going to a dealership ($$$) There must be a way. Has anyone come across any info on this or actually done it? Every place I have tried has said "go to the dealer". thanks, vince

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To my knowledge, as a dealer, there is no way to go around the factory key. It is made this way so that is is more difficult to steal your truck.


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I bought blank/uncut chipped keys for my '11 Ram from eBay, and had the dealer cut and program them. The keys cost me $20 each, and the dealer charged me $40 to cut/program 2 keys. I was unsuccessful in programming the keys myself, so I figured the $40 was worth it. For $60 total, I have 2 spare keys that will start the truck.

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To my knowledge, as a dealer, there is no way to go around the factory key. It is made this way so that is is more difficult to steal your truck.


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That's my understanding of the Sentry key as well as that's what I have.

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I only have one key and the dealer called to have one made for me at the locksmith and safe shop. They ordered a new one like the one I have and it would not program last week. So they ordered another one and I have to go in tomorrow to give it a try. I have a feeling it won't work after reading this anyway I'll keep you posted on what happens.

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Well I went back to the locksmith and they tried the new key and it programmed just fine and works great. The machine they used looked like the wiTECH and took a whole 5 minutes. Anyway it worked and good luck to everyone trying to get this done.

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