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post #1 of 10 Old 07-09-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Key Replacement

My wife drives an 08 patriot with keyless entry that i lost my key to. I went to the dealer ship today and they want 146.00 for the key, and an additional 40 to program. Is there a cheaper alternative to this or do i just need to bite the bullet. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-09-2010, 12:03 PM
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That new keyless entry (no key at all) is a killer. I haven't looked for their replacements yet but if you only have one I'm sure the dealer would have to program it. There should be a number on the outside of the case of the one that you have left. Google or search ebay for that number and see if anything comes up.

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I lost the remote for my pickup last year, and the dealer wanted a crazy amount of money to replace it. So I started calling locksmiths and found a couple that could do it for a fraction of the price and the one I hired even drove to my work and programmed the remote right there for me. Might be worth looking into. A lot of those locksmiths have the same technology the dealers have. If I remember correctly, I think I only paid around $50 for my new remote. So I bought 2 for less than the dealer wanted for 1.

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-28-2010, 05:22 PM
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Be sure to only use OEM keys, not aftermarket. You can get them through a locksmith fairly cheap, considering what they cost at a dealer. Programming is generally about the same as the dealer charges. If you happen to have 2 keys and are wanting a 3rd key, you can program that yourself. Directions are in your owner's manual.
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You can also find OEM keys on eBay. Make sure they are uncut and have the same part number on the fob that is on your current key(s).

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You can't go by the part #. those change all the time. Best thing to do is NOT buy
from eBay. Best bet is to go to a locksmith. They can make sure what you are buying is correct.
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Maybe I'm just lucky but I've had no problems. With eBay it's always "buyer beware". I also think that the search is half the fun.

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-01-2010, 09:44 AM
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My local ACE hardware claims to be able to make chip keys, But I have not had one made so I can't say for sure they work or not.
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Nice write up and suggestions over here.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f140/...nstall-742054/

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-06-2010, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the link.
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