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post #1 of 15 Old 02-28-2005, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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replacement key for grand cherokee

Hey, a friend of mine has a 2000 grand cherokee, and he had new keys cut for it. They will start the jeep, but it turns right off. The original key still works. I know some keys have a chip in them, but this original looks like a regular key! Please help!!

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-28-2005, 08:39 AM
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He probably has the chip in it. My chip key head looks very similar to a "normal" key with a rubber head.

You can get it programmed at your local dealer. Some lock smiths can do it, but you have to have at least 2 programmed keys to program another one (at least that is how it is at one of my local lock smiths).

BTW- the shutting down is how the chip keys are supposed to work... starting and then shutting down after a few seconds...

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He needs a chipped key. Most locksmith shops can cut and program them cheaper than a dealer. I never needed two keys at a locksmith. If you already have two good keys, you can program a third key yourself, no need to pay a locksmith.

Also, your friend may get the check engine light soon. The computer stores the info showing that a bad key was tried. At least mine did after a new chip key I tried did not take the programming correctly. If the light does show up, you can reset it by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes.

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What if there are not two keys? I lost a key and need a replacement. I don't really care if the chip works or not. I just want to be able to start the car.
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What if there are no keys at all?
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What if there are not two keys? I lost a key and need a replacement. I don't really care if the chip works or not. I just want to be able to start the car.
They have these wonder people called 'Locksmiths' where I come from. They do all sorts of magical things like cut and program RF keys for Jeeps.

Also, if you want the vehicle to run for longer then 3 seconds, you'll need a key with the chip in it.

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ppl need to see dates before they post a 2005 thread wont net you much help your almost better off asking a question in a new thread.
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They have these wonder people called 'Locksmiths' where I come from. They do all sorts of magical things like cut and program RF keys for Jeeps.

Also, if you want the vehicle to run for longer then 3 seconds, you'll need a key with the chip in it.

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They have these wonder people called 'Locksmiths' where I come from. They do all sorts of magical things like cut and program RF keys for Jeeps.

Also, if you want the vehicle to run for longer then 3 seconds, you'll need a key with the chip in it.



Keyception!
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And yes mean green we all know you bought a key cutter and can cut keys. Cool? Doesn't make you smarter than me.

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I just wanted to know if anyone on here knew how to DIY the problem.


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They have these wonder people called 'Locksmiths' where I come from. They do all sorts of magical things like cut and program RF keys for Jeeps.

Also, if you want the vehicle to run for longer then 3 seconds, you'll need a key with the chip in it.



Keyception!
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