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post #1 of 6 Old 10-19-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Reprogramming 2012 key

I recently bought a 2012 Overland with only one key. I read online that the alfaobd tool will allow me to reprogram the key but I don’t see any other posts saying that will work. What would be the best way to approach this?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-19-2019, 03:18 PM
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A dealer would be the easiest way, especially since your Overland has keyless start and passive entry. A locksmith or used car outfit could also do it but I've heard passive entry/keyless start can be tricky to get working properly. You will want to buy the FOB from the dealer or locksmith, as dealers won't program your blank and some blanks just don't work right with the passive entry stuff.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-20-2019, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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A dealer would be the easiest way, especially since your Overland has keyless start and passive entry. A locksmith or used car outfit could also do it but I've heard passive entry/keyless start can be tricky to get working properly. You will want to buy the FOB from the dealer or locksmith, as dealers won't program your blank and some blanks just don't work right with the passive entry stuff.
Thanks I was hoping there was software that was relatively cheap that I could use to program it, but honestly with only having one key I really don't want to mess anything up and get screwed. I'll call the dealer tomorrow.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-20-2019, 07:10 PM
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With appcar you can program the keys.
Must have key compatible with passive entry.
Mine isn’t and it works for lock, unlock and start, without the passive thing.

Edit:
Remote start works and bonus, opening the hatch glass too (MY 2011)
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With appcar you can program the keys.
Must have key compatible with passive entry.
Mine isnít and it works for lock, unlock and start, without the passive thing.

Edit:
Remote start works and bonus, opening the hatch glass too (MY 2011)
So with a blank key that can work with the passive entry I will be able to reporgram the key myself and have those features work?
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Thatís the affirmation of the Appcar contact person, he said it works.
I programed one key for Wk2, non compatible with passive entry, and 2 for WK
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