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post #1 of 14 Old 09-14-2020, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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2nd key

Just got my 2018 JK 2 door a week ago, the dealership (not Jeep) didn't have the 2nd key. Just went to Jeep dealer near me, they quoted $250 for new key with program ......anybody have any luck with another way to get a 2nd key? Otherwise I'll be sticking with one key!

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-14-2020, 08:50 AM
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Tell the dealer you bought it from you want a second key and that they need to provide it.

A locksmith is going to charge close to that and there is no guarantee that it's going to be a full working copy. That dealer cost is pretty close to what I paid when I lost me second key.

You need 2 keys to program spares yourself. Once you have 2, buy quality blanks (I used Ilco's) and program a bunch of spares. You can program 8 total keys into a JK.

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I've used this place with good results, I'd get (the 2 pack) and get them cut myself and then ask the dealer to program (at their cost) that way they are only out time, and you have minimal expense


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Tell the dealer you bought it from you want a second key and that they need to provide it.

A locksmith is going to charge close to that and there is no guarantee that it's going to be a full working copy. That dealer cost is pretty close to what I paid when I lost me second key.

You need 2 keys to program spares yourself. Once you have 2, buy quality blanks (I used Ilco's) and program a bunch of spares. You can program 8 total keys into a JK.
I'd be good if I had 2 keys, but $250 for a spare key.....nah.
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I've used this place with good results, I'd get (the 2 pack) and get them cut myself and then ask the dealer to program (at their cost) that way they are only out time, and you have minimal expense


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Awesome, yea $50 to program I can handle, $250 for a spare key???? Thanks!
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-21-2020, 11:19 AM
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Ace hardware. I believe $260 and free programming.
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Ace hardware. I believe $260 and free programming.
Ace can't/won't guarantee that key working 100%. I tried that route when I lost my 2nd key. In fact, my local Ace wouldn't touch it. The locksmith that was around the corner said he could clone it but it wouldn't work as a second key and even his might not be 100% compatible. He would cut all my blanks for a very nominal fee once I had 2 working keys.

His dealer quoted $250 for the key AND programming. The dealers key will work 100%. Therefore, if he was willing to pay for a 2nd key, your Ace solution costs more and has no guarantee.

You do know that the JK's Wireless module that is programmed to accept the chip in the key, not the key programmed for the Jeep. The wireless module will accept a total of 8 keys.

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Ace can't/won't guarantee that key working 100%. I tried that route when I lost my 2nd key. In fact, my local Ace wouldn't touch it. The locksmith that was around the corner said he could clone it but it wouldn't work as a second key and even his might not be 100% compatible. He would cut all my blanks for a very nominal fee once I had 2 working keys.

His dealer quoted $250 for the key AND programming. The dealers key will work 100%. Therefore, if he was willing to pay for a 2nd key, your Ace solution costs more and has no guarantee.

You do know that the JK's Wireless module that is programmed to accept the chip in the key, not the key programmed for the Jeep. The wireless module will accept a total of 8 keys.
Mine works great. He cut it and programmed it in the parking lot. I knew it worked before I left. I was surprised they had the equipment to plug into the OBD port and program it. I also had my two keys with me. I just wanted a spare.
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-22-2020, 08:56 PM
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I am not sure on the 2018 but I have seen keys for the JK's online for around $100, I would just ask a tech if he wants to make a quick $20 on his lunch break to program the 2nd key, takes about 5 minutes with the programmer, they will scan your vin, download they code for programming and plug into the OBD port and upload the info and good to go
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-23-2020, 08:16 AM
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I thought if you have 2 keys you can program a spare key yourself? When I got my '09 I programmed 3 extra keys myself. When I use them to unlock the door the horn sounds but a turn of the ignition and everything is good.

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Mine works just like the original.
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post #12 of 14 Old 09-24-2020, 07:33 AM
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You can make a basic key for a few dollars. It will let you in if you locked yourself out, but not let you drive away.
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Mine works just like the original.
My original keyfob key does the same thing - if I unlock the door with the key the alarm will go off until I key the ignition and turn it on.

I got 3 spare working keys for under $100 cut and programmed way back. You need to have 2 keyfob keys in order to do this without a programmer.

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-24-2020, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the ideas. 1. I only have one key, need 2 to program additional. 2. Ace says they won't guarantee key will work and if I'm needing the 2nd key, I'm going to need it to work! 3. I see on ebay I can buy a used key so that may be my option and see if the Jeep dealer will program it, at least it will only be the price of key and $50 for programming ( i wish i could get to the mechanics but you got to get through the service advisors first.
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