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Unread 11-17-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question About Using Jeep Liberty Flip Fobs for XJ's

I would love to consolidate my Jeep key and fob into one piece. A quick search for ideas turned up the Jeep Liberty fob which has the same FCC number as my Cherokee fob. I assume that they are electronically interchangeable.

Does anyone know how different the keys are, though? Are they difficult to swap out for an XJ blank? Obviously, I would have some serious Dremel work to do on the blank, but could an XJ key be made to fit?

Has anyone done this mod?

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Unread 11-17-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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you can have it done by an automotive place that installs stuff like remote door locks
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Unread 11-17-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
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I bet they have diffrent chips in the keys .





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Unread 11-17-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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you can have it done by an automotive place that installs stuff like remote door locks
To clarify, my XJ already has a keyless entry system with the standard Chrysler fob. I was wondering if I could chop a key copy and fit it to a Jeep Liberty Flip Fob.


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I bet they have different chips in the keys.
Actually, my XJ doesn't have any chip in the key.

I know that for a fact because the key I use every day is a $1.50 copy from Walmart.
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In a 2000 ?







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In a 2000?
Yes. Jeep Cherokee 4WD Sport 2000. As I understand, Chrysler implemented the Sentry Key Immobilizer System (SKIS) in 1998 in some vehicles, but not all. I think it is now standard, but it wasn't then.
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well i guess you can modify one. take out the electronic stuff from the flip fob and replace it with the stuff u want. it might take a little effort and time, but if you do do it please post lots of pictures this is a great idea!
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If it were my project....I would make sure the remote would work first thing.

Then I would remove the key from the flip, cut the blank off, then cut a key for your jeep and whack the head off of it.

Then take it to someone who can braze the two together.
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If it were my project....I would make sure the remote would work first thing.
Good idea! It could be very frustrating...


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Then I would remove the key from the flip, cut the blank off, then cut a key for your jeep and whack the head off of it.

Then take it to someone who can braze the two together.
I wonder if the blank on the flip fob is the same type as the blank for the Cherokee XJ...
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My wife's 2002 WJ has a chip in the key, my 2000 XJ key does not have a chip. My wife's WJ key will unlock my glove box, but will not start my Jeep.

I would be willing to bet you could either dremel the Liberty key to fit the XJ or get the XJ's locks re-keyed to the KJ's.
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Was this ever done, i would love to do it, but dont want to just go at it if no one has had success
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