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post #1 of 17 Old 05-13-2008, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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1999 WJ key fob programming question

Hey guys my brother just got a 1999 Grand Cherokee and he just got a key fob for it for like $94 and now they want to charge him $60 just to program it! For my silverado it was like $60 bucks and they programmed it for free........is it true that to program his Jeep he's going to have to take it in and pay that charge? Please let me know. Thats guys, cool forum by the way, im sure ill be here more often now since he's got this truck.

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-13-2008, 09:27 PM
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Yep the fob unfortunately has to be programmed at the dealer...the key can be done by you but they have to do the fob.

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post #3 of 17 Old 05-13-2008, 09:52 PM
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1. he got ripped off for the fob... ebay has them for around $10-20:

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Parts-Ac...fxdZ1QQ_ptasZ1

2. He must go to the dealer unless by chance you have a spare DRB scan tool laying around your garage. But i doubt it because they cost a couple grand.

3. www.wjjeeps.com has more info on the subject:

http://www.wjjeeps.com/sentry.htm

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post #4 of 17 Old 05-14-2008, 07:20 PM
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does anyone know if the WK key fob can be programmed for the WJ?

unlikely i figure, but worth asking.


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post #5 of 17 Old 01-25-2013, 02:57 PM
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Found this on the web let me know if it works

Instructions

1. Enter your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your ignition key and your keyless entry remote.

2. Press and release the "Lock" button on your remote five times in quick succession, waiting about two seconds between each press.

3. Insert your key into the ignition and turn the key to the "Run" position. Wait for the car chimes to stop before continuing to the next step.

4. Press and hold the "Unlock" button on your remote for four seconds and then press the "Panic" button while continuing to hold the "Unlock" button.

5. Hold both buttons at the same time for one second, then release both buttons at the same time.

6. Wait for the car to chime, then simultaneously press and release the "Unlock" and "Lock" buttons on your remote.

7. Wait to hear the chime and turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position to end the programming sequence and to start using your remote.


not sure if this will work but its worth a try

Read more: How to Program a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Remote Entry | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6552359_prog...#ixzz2J1iXFeOF
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-25-2013, 05:40 PM
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Nope

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does anyone know if the WK key fob can be programmed for the WJ?

unlikely i figure, but worth asking.
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-25-2013, 08:36 PM
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Somebody try this....it could be ground breaking info.


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Instructions

1. Enter your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your ignition key and your keyless entry remote.

2. Press and release the "Lock" button on your remote five times in quick succession, waiting about two seconds between each press.

3. Insert your key into the ignition and turn the key to the "Run" position. Wait for the car chimes to stop before continuing to the next step.

4. Press and hold the "Unlock" button on your remote for four seconds and then press the "Panic" button while continuing to hold the "Unlock" button.

5. Hold both buttons at the same time for one second, then release both buttons at the same time.

6. Wait for the car to chime, then simultaneously press and release the "Unlock" and "Lock" buttons on your remote.

7. Wait to hear the chime and turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position to end the programming sequence and to start using your remote.


not sure if this will work but its worth a try

Read more: How to Program a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Remote Entry | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6552359_prog...#ixzz2J1iXFeOF

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post #8 of 17 Old 01-26-2013, 01:30 PM
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Save yourself the time and effort, unless you wanna make an epic fail video for youtube.

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Somebody try this....it could be ground breaking info.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-26-2013, 02:06 PM
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Do it. I need another one

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-26-2013, 06:03 PM
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It is all part of Chrysler's anti-theft program. While at the dealer, get a Dumbie key made. If you lock your "factory" keys in the car (as I did) it is cheaper thay have a locksmith come out and charge an arm & leg to get you back in.
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post #11 of 17 Old 01-26-2013, 06:12 PM
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Instructions

1. Enter your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your ignition key and your keyless entry remote.

2. Press and release the "Lock" button on your remote five times in quick succession, waiting about two seconds between each press.

3. Insert your key into the ignition and turn the key to the "Run" position. Wait for the car chimes to stop before continuing to the next step.

4. Press and hold the "Unlock" button on your remote for four seconds and then press the "Panic" button while continuing to hold the "Unlock" button.

5. Hold both buttons at the same time for one second, then release both buttons at the same time.

6. Wait for the car to chime, then simultaneously press and release the "Unlock" and "Lock" buttons on your remote.

7. Wait to hear the chime and turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position to end the programming sequence and to start using your remote.


not sure if this will work but its worth a try

Read more: How to Program a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Remote Entry | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6552359_prog...#ixzz2J1iXFeOF
Thats a new one to me! AFAIK you have to have a DRB-III scan tool in order to program it and the dealership should charge .5 hours for it. Honestly you can program the stupid thing in less than 5 minutes but they charge by the half hour.

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Save yourself the time and effort, unless you wanna make an epic fail video for youtube.
Epic Fail achieved ...stay tuned for youtube link...
enjoy...

Off to locksmith to lighten my wallet..
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post #13 of 17 Old 08-23-2013, 05:13 AM
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1. Enter your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your ignition key and your keyless entry remote.

2. Press and release the "Lock" button on your remote five times in quick succession, waiting about two seconds between each press.

3. Insert your key into the ignition and turn the key to the "Run" position. Wait for the car chimes to stop before continuing to the next step.

4. Press and hold the "Unlock" button on your remote for four seconds and then press the "Panic" button while continuing to hold the "Unlock" button.

5. Hold both buttons at the same time for one second, then release both buttons at the same time.

6. Wait for the car to chime, then simultaneously press and release the "Unlock" and "Lock" buttons on your remote.

7. Wait to hear the chime and turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position to end the programming sequence and to start using your remote.

8. Turn the key in the ignition to the "On" position and bark like a dog three times then turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position.

9. Exit your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your ignition key and your keyless entry remote and round around it six times clockwise.

10. Repeat steps 1-9 two more times until programming sequence is finished.
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post #14 of 17 Old 08-23-2013, 05:41 AM
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If that's really the sequence, I'd rather just pay a dealer to do it. Lmao
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post #15 of 17 Old 08-23-2013, 11:58 AM
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8. Turn the key in the ignition to the "On" position and bark like a dog three times then turn the key in the ignition to the "Off" position.

9. Exit your 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with your ignition key and your keyless entry remote and round around it six times clockwise.

10. Repeat steps 1-9 two more times until programming sequence is finished.
I KNEW I must have left something out! Thanks MG!
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