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Unread 08-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Remote Replacement

Hi all!

I am proud to say that as of this weekend I am now a part of the Grand Cherokee family. I am already in love with my 2004 4.0L blue Limited. When I bought the car from the dealership, the key did not come with a remote to lock/unlock the car. I'm looking to replace the remote and program it myself but am only finding expensive options that sometimes need to be programmed by a Chrysler/Jeep dealership.

Any ideas where I can find a self-programmable remote on the cheap?

Thanks!

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Unread 08-17-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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A self-programmable remote will not help you as the remote does not get programmed, but rather the Jeep is programmed to the remote.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 10:02 PM   #3
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A self-programmable remote will not help you as the remote does not get programmed, but rather the Jeep is programmed to the remote.

so the process is fairly easy/inexpensive/can be done myself?
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Unread 08-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #4
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nah, there's a special unit at the dealer that gets connected to the Jeep, then you have to follow this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds6_jIIBPT8

I also seen this process in several places but doesn't seem reliable
http://www.ehow.com/how_5019251_prog...ntry-jeep.html

Mine only came with one key and remote. I want to have two sets and maybe get the memory seats etc working. I'm wanting to get everything back to OEM lol

Check out http://www.keylessride.com/
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Unread 08-18-2014, 12:59 AM   #5
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You really need to buy the FOB unit at the dealer I have had issues with generic/ebay ones not working.
I have bought keys online and had the dealer program them and that was OK but the remotes seem tricky and yes there expensive 130$ is what I think I paid for mine but its a one time thing.
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I find it fairly easy and I can do it myself. Expensive or inexpensive this is a matter of opinion and will differ from person to person.



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I find it fairly easy and I can do it myself.
Please post - step by step – how you did this yourself … help us out.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 09:20 AM   #8
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I find it fairly easy and I can do it myself. Expensive or inexpensive this is a matter of opinion and will differ from person to person.
show us your ways
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Are you sure you are not getting keys confused with fobs? Keys can be done yourself as long as you already have two. Fobs need the drb3 and so can only be done at the dealer or someone with the right kit......but I would love to be proven wrong so I could do it myself should the need arise!
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Unread 08-18-2014, 09:32 AM   #10
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Are you sure you are not getting keys confused with fobs? Keys can be done yourself as long as you already have two. Fobs need the drb3 and so can only be done at the dealer or someone with the right kit......but I would love to be proven wrong so I could do it myself should the need arise!
yeah I think I mean the fob. To be clear, I have a key but not one of these:

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Speaking of, is it easy to get a new key coded to the Jeep without already having the original? I want actual Jeep/Chrysler Key not something off ebay.

Someone suggested in another thread to zip-tie the transponder key to the transponder unit in the dash and just use any cut key I want.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 11:27 AM   #12
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Speaking of, is it easy to get a new key coded to the Jeep without already having the original? I want actual Jeep/Chrysler Key not something off ebay.

Someone suggested in another thread to zip-tie the transponder key to the transponder unit in the dash and just use any cut key I want.
While I think you could do that it sure isn't the best way to do it.

I have bought these keys and they do work and much cheaper then dealer.
https://ikeyless.com/
I then took them to the dealer and they charged me 30$ bucks I think it was to cut and program them but I did buy a new FOB from them so they may have lowered the price.

I know most walmarts have programmers now for the newer keys so there a chance to get it done there cheap.
call around to locksmiths some have the stuff to do it and are reasonable some are not.

But your rig your rules
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Unread 08-18-2014, 01:19 PM   #13
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Someone has already posted my video, not sure how it will help you but here you go. This is how to program a remote.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds6_jIIBPT8

Way too many too many assumptions are being made. In a world where nothing is equal what is easy for one person may not even be possible for another.

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