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Unread 02-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Need a new spare key? No problem.

How to make a spare key for your Jeep Grand Cherokee 99-04

I decided I wanted more than two keys for my jeep. The dealership wants $65 dollars for a uncut key, than you need to have it cut Which will cost $10-$20 dollars and programmed $30.00-$60.00 I got a spare key for a fraction of that cost had it cut and programmed it my self in less than a minute.

"IN ORDER FOR THIS TO WORK YOU NEED TO HAVE 2 KEYS ALREADY PROGRAMMED FOR YOUR JEEP. YOU NEED THEM BOTH IN ORDER TO PROGRAM THE THIRD KEY"

I bought "THIS CHIPPED KEY" off of amazon. It cost roughly $17.00 for the key shipped to my house. Took 4 days to get to my mail box. I'm sure other key blanks would work to but this is the one that worked for me.


The new key is very similar to the original key, it has the same rubbery soft feeling to it really the only difference is it does not say "JEEP" on it.


I first tried Lowes to get the key cut but they said no, as they would not be able to replace the key if it did not work. I than took it to a lock smith they charge me $15 dollars to have it cut.


After the key was cut I followed these simple instructions. It worked like a charm!!



Product Description

Obtain all keys for this vehicle.

You must have two working programmed keys to do this procedure.

1. Insert first programmed key into ignition and turn ignition switch to ON for 3 to 15 seconds. Do not exceed 15 seconds.
2. Turn ignition switch to OFF and remove key.
3. Insert second programmed key into ignition and turn ignition switch to ON. You must do this within 15 seconds of removing first key. After 10 seconds the immobilizer warning lamp will illuminate and an audible tone will be heard.
4. Turn ignition switch to OFF and remove key.
5. Within 60 seconds insert new unprogrammed key into ignition and turn ignition switch to ON.
6. After 10 seconds an audible tone will be heard and the immobilizer warning lamp will illuminate for 3 seconds.
7. Turn ignition switch to OFF and remove key.
8. For each additional key to be programmed you must start at step 1 and follow procedure again.

You can have up to 8 keys programmed to vehicle.

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Unread 02-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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That's awesome! Too bad I only have one chipped key
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Unread 02-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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If you only have one chipped key you will have to pay someone to program it. Once you get 2 keys you can make the rest your self.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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I bought a jeep 6 months or so ago and it came with 2 JEEP keys and three of the ones you had pictured. I had just assumed the guy was filthy rich lol. Turns out he was just a smart ol' Joe
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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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So what does one do if they have NO chipped Keys? I have two steel keys, that's it.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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So what does one do if they have NO chipped Keys? I have two steel keys, that's it.
If you have a WJ, and either of your keys start the Jeep, they are chipped.
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Dealer the only option for a second key? I only have one and a single remote.
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I've tried several times, but no luck, would you please post a video if it is possible.


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Unread 03-15-2013, 05:40 AM   #9
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So how do you program a key fob? Or is that a dealer/locksmith only thing?
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Unread 03-15-2013, 05:48 AM   #10
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Dealer only for the key fob programming.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #11
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If you have a WJ, and either of your keys start the Jeep, they are chipped.
Not true. My keys are not chipped. I don't have the SKIM because my Jeep was a low model - only option was SelecTrac. My keys from the dealership cost me $8 and no programming necessary.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #12
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Dealer the only option for a second key? I only have one and a single remote.
I got a coded copy for mine at *drumroll* Walmart!

Key, cut, and coding, $49.

I'm sure not all their stores make them, but some do.
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Not true. My keys are not chipped. I don't have the SKIM because my Jeep was a low model - only option was SelecTrac. My keys from the dealership cost me $8 and no programming necessary.
You sure somebody didn't put a SKIM key up under the dash somewhere so that regular keys work? I thought all 99 and up had the SKIM system.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #14
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I got a coded copy for mine at *drumroll* Walmart!

Key, cut, and coding, $49.

I'm sure not all their stores make them, but some do.
I think you can do that if you have at least 2 programmed keys but if you only have one then you are kind of screwed. The system won't let you program a new key unless you can provide 2 already programmed keys. So it only lets you make and 3rd through 8th key. I'm stuck in the boat with only 1 programmed key too and I'll have to go to the dealer to get a key cut and programmed using their tool if I want another key. After that I should be able to make more by my self since I'd have 2 keys at that point.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #15
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So what does one do if they have NO chipped Keys? I have two steel keys, that's it.
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You sure somebody didn't put a SKIM key up under the dash somewhere so that regular keys work? I thought all 99 and up had the SKIM system.
That's what I was wondering. Also, js12278, hello from Springfield!
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