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Unread 02-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Hide Ignition Key in Jeep Then Use Non-chipped Key to Start?

To avoid paying $100 each for extra chipped keys, I was thinking about just having a couple non-chipped keys made at the hardware store for a few bucks, then taking the existing chipped key, cut the "key" part off it and glue the chip part under the steering column or behind the dash.


Any reason why this wouldn't work or why it would be a bad idea?


I'm not concerned about theft as the odds are very slim and the truck is insured anyway.


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Unread 02-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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It works just fine thats what I do
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Unread 02-20-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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To avoid paying $100 each for extra chipped keys, I was thinking about just having a couple non-chipped keys made at the hardware store for a few bucks, then taking the existing chipped key, cut the "key" part off it and glue the chip part under the steering column or behind the dash.


Any reason why this wouldn't work or why it would be a bad idea?


I'm not concerned about theft as the odds are very slim and the truck is insured anyway.


Thanks


CZJ.
Go to eBay and buy a chipped key for eight dollars and bring to dealer! My local dealer did it for free, maybe yours will charge a few bucks! I hate leaving ignition keys in my vehicle!
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Unread 02-20-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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Yeah the ebay keys are cheap. If you have 2 already you can program for the others yourself. No need to visit the stealership.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=4jeepers;6625037...I hate leaving ignition keys in my vehicle! [/QUOTE]


What I would do is cut the inserted part right off the key. That way it couldn't be used for anything other than telling the Jeep the right key is nearby.



I think I'll do this. I just didn't want to ruin the original key and later regret it.



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So I installed the flux capacitor but the Jeep just won't do 88 mph.

-'99 WJ Limited, 4.7, Patriot Blue, 2" BB, 31" Mall-Terrains, Pavement Princess
-'97 TJ, Stone White, 4" Superlift, 33" SSRs, lunchboxed rear, 12K Titan winch, and 2.5 litres of exhillirating performance.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 11:26 AM   #6
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How close does the key have to be to the front of the Jeep to work?

My Gfs car is kind of simiar...she doesn't have a key, she has a "knob" and the remote just has to be somewhere inside the car (for me - my pocket, for her - usually her purse) and the knob turns and starts the car. If the remote isn't inside the car, the knob won't turn the ignition. It also unlocks the doors as soon as you touch the handle.

I wish I had a similar system in my Jeep, its really nice never having to fish for your keys, and the car just "knows" when your inside it.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 12:02 PM   #7
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the car just "knows" when your inside it.
Wish my wife had a system like that... ha ha. My wife's 98 Bonneville had a key system like that, but it was through the key and I think it was capacitor based, it had to be in the ignition.

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Unread 02-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #8
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Its just like the push to start systems, only you turn a knob instead of pushing a button.

The sensor is on the back of the door handles so when you touch them it automatically unlocks everything if the remote is in your pocket.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:08 AM   #9
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Alright, so I finally got a couple copies made with no chip in them. I tried one out and the Jeep started up then stalled. Tried again, same thing. The original key with the chip was on the same keychain dangling from the ignition.

Others have said this works, why won't mine? Any idea?



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So I installed the flux capacitor but the Jeep just won't do 88 mph.

-'99 WJ Limited, 4.7, Patriot Blue, 2" BB, 31" Mall-Terrains, Pavement Princess
-'97 TJ, Stone White, 4" Superlift, 33" SSRs, lunchboxed rear, 12K Titan winch, and 2.5 litres of exhillirating performance.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:33 AM   #10
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the chip needs to be right next to the skim module
remove the plastic from the colum and the plastic from the grey key and get the key glued to the skim module
then make sure you don't have any keys that are programmed near the igntion in the future, even though the two keys work the same vehicle they are actually programmed a bit differently and may conflict

note once a vehicle starts with the skim it works normally without skim until the engine is shut off
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:46 AM   #11
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My key looks really dull and when i put it in the ignition it doesnt turn i have to wiggle it and shake it to get it to turn. If I got a new key cut would that fix my problem?
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:50 AM   #12
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Yes but I wouldn't suggest getting the copy cut from that key. When they cut it, it will be rounded and worn too.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:54 AM   #13
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Yea i have a brand new spare key that I got from the dealer. They can use that one I was hoping, to cut the new key. What do you think? and they can program it.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 09:39 AM   #14
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the chip needs to be right next to the skim module
remove the plastic from the colum and the plastic from the grey key and get the key glued to the skim module
then make sure you don't have any keys that are programmed near the igntion in the future, even though the two keys work the same vehicle they are actually programmed a bit differently and may conflict

note once a vehicle starts with the skim it works normally without skim until the engine is shut off
This is very similar to what installers do when they install a remote start, or aftermarket alarm in your car, except they have a box that the key goes into and then they wire that box to the ignition.
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