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From what I recall, in the US most dealerships have been charging around $200 for the key and programming together. I don't think you can get a key pre-programmed and shipped. You might also see if a locksmith local to you can program one.

Blank, unprogrammed keys are available on ebay but some dealerships and locksmiths won't touch them.
 

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From what I recall, in the US most dealerships have been charging around $200 for the key and programming together. I don't think you can get a key pre-programmed and shipped. You might also see if a locksmith local to you can program one.

Blank, unprogrammed keys are available on ebay but some dealerships and locksmiths won't touch them.
Thank you

I've found some of them on ebay but if you're right it'll be useless since locksmiths in my city (I live in Europe) won't touch them probably


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I got new keys for 10.00. Had them cut at Walmart for free and they work fine. Oh and they are a cool blue color.
(They had no electronics. I took the electronics out if the old key, which is simple, and put in the new ones.)


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From what I recall, in the US most dealerships have been charging around $200 for the key and programming together. I don't think you can get a key pre-programmed and shipped. You might also see if a locksmith local to you can program one.

Blank, unprogrammed keys are available on ebay but some dealerships and locksmiths won't touch them.
The local ACE here in Galt, CA. of all places have a machine to program keys, if you get a blank and bring it in, they will program and cut the pop out key for you.

You might try to find somewhere around you that advertises that they can program and cut keys.
 

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The local ACE here in Galt, CA. of all places have a machine to program keys, if you get a blank and bring it in, they will program and cut the pop out key for you.

You might try to find somewhere around you that advertises that they can program and cut keys.
So if I get a low budget uncut key then an official Dodge dealer can program it, right?
I mean no authentic Dodge key is needed to do that, right?
 

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The local ACE here in Galt, CA. of all places have a machine to program keys, if you get a blank and bring it in, they will program and cut the pop out key for you.

You might try to find somewhere around you that advertises that they can program and cut keys.
Wow! Good to know considering I live in the huge town of Galt as well... Never knew they did that thanks.:rocker:
 

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I purchased a blank "foldable" key on ebay ..
Those are 7.5cm in lenght, almost 2cm less than the OEM key.



Then I opened one of my OEM keys to get the interior electronics ..



Simply put the circuit board with battery into the blank case of the folding key.
Then went to a locksmith who cut the key within a minute ..


Works great ... and you aren't in danger to spike your balls :grin2: when having the standard key in one of your front pockets ...
 

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Great!
I purchased one of those blank "foldable" keys on ebay but when I opened it I couldn't do it.
There are one or more springs (I can't remember).
I wish I could see a youtube with directions.
 

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I bought a blank one on amazon and got it programmed and cut locally. The guy quoted me at $65 over the phone (same as dealer) and I asked him if he had the same deal the dealer had where if it doesn't work they still charge you. He was honestly confused and just said "I won't charge you if it doesn't work". Drove there and got it done right away. My trunk unlock never even worked on the old key and it does on the new one.
 
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honestly, the wires are going to the latch and to the plate lights. just unplugg it all, and slowly pull it all out. make sure there are on t like plastic clips that are taped to the harness that hold it to the trunk lid. just look around in there before you take it out, and as your pulling it out. once you have it fixed, and the wires back in place, i would zip tie the wires to the trunk lid. they are obiviously moveing as you open and close the trunk.
 

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On a Pursuit, If you have your horn set to honk with door lock, you can turn the dash lights off with the left dimmer wheel (stakeout mode), then the horn will not honk with the door lock.
 

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Any tips/tricks for someone about to buy an ex-cop charger? All lights and antennas were removed, holes filled and repainted, so I don't really need any tips about the lights or sirens (that I know of...)

Mainly just looking for any advice anyone can give on any topic.
 

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Any tips/tricks for someone about to buy an ex-cop charger? All lights and antennas were removed, holes filled and repainted, so I don't really need any tips about the lights or sirens (that I know of...)

Mainly just looking for any advice anyone can give on any topic.
Make sure it does not tick. Get service records if at all possible. I was able to talk to the Sheriff from the county my 2014 came from. Check the idle hours, not just miles. See if the rear doors have been made civilian friendly again. Know that the rear doors dont unlock when you open the door to get out, just the fronts do. The button on the trunk lid is non-functional. Check the wiring as much as possible to see if it was a hack removal (wires just hanging cut off).

Thats all i can think of right now 😴
 
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