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I lost a key FOB for my 2016 charger SRT. The dealership programmed a new key FOB but told me that starting with the 2016 model charger they could not remove the lost key FOB programming from the vehicle memory without replacing the ROM chip in the vehicle module. In order to remove the lost FOB programing a new ROM chip would have to be programmed with only the FOBs on hand, $200 fee to replace the chip. Can someone tell me if this is true for the 2016 charger.
 

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I lost a key FOB for my 2016 charger SRT. The dealership programmed a new key FOB but told me that starting with the 2016 model charger they could not remove the lost key FOB programming from the vehicle memory without replacing the ROM chip in the vehicle module. In order to remove the lost FOB programing a new ROM chip would have to be programmed with only the FOBs on hand, $200 fee to replace the chip. Can someone tell me if this is true for the 2016 charger.
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If you would like to PM our page with your VIN I can look into this further for you!

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I lost a key FOB for my 2016 charger SRT. The dealership programmed a new key FOB but told me that starting with the 2016 model charger they could not remove the lost key FOB programming from the vehicle memory without replacing the ROM chip in the vehicle module. In order to remove the lost FOB programing a new ROM chip would have to be programmed with only the FOBs on hand, $200 fee to replace the chip. Can someone tell me if this is true for the 2016 charger.
Hey , jgrace64.
Unfortunately I had the same situation before. Here is some useful information that’s helped me save a lot of time and money. Hope it will help you as well:
I guess there is a huge difference between different keys, models, etc.
Also locksmiths and dealers charge different amounts for the very same key.
It helped me save a lot of money (more than $150).

Generally speaking, to get a replacement key, you have three options:
1.Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for cars. Here is a phone number for a company that have many different locations and locksmiths: 800-223-1453. I think they work all around the US but not sure. Give them a call and ask.
2.Tow the car to the dealer.
3.Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Here is the link to read more:
Dodge Charger Replacement Keys - What To Do, Options, Cost & More

If you do call a locksmith or the dealer, don’t forget to mention some important information so they will check if they have the key blank and the necessary tools to code you the new key:
1.Year, make and model of the car
2.Your exact location including street address and zip (for the locksmith to find you easily)
3.VIN number of the car located on the dashboard – very important
4.Make sure you can show them proof of ownership – otherwise they will not make you a new replacement key.

Regarding the cost, it really depends on the type of key you had.
There are 3 main types of keys:
Non-chip keys: for older models (mostly 2000 and older)
Transponder chip keys – these types of keys must be coded on site with a special machine, otherwise the car wont start. These are more expensive to make
Key fob – push to start – these are the most expensive types of keys. Mostly made for models made after 2015.
The average cost is somewhere between $200-$460. It also depends on your location, time of day, weekend, etc etc.
Here is the link for some additional information:
2021 Car Keys Replacement Cost - Locksmith, Dealer, Online. Tips & More

good luck!
 

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Hey , jgrace64.
Unfortunately I had the same situation before. Here is some useful information that’s helped me save a lot of time and money. Hope it will help you as well:
I guess there is a huge difference between different keys, models, etc.
Also locksmiths and dealers charge different amounts for the very same key.
It helped me save a lot of money (more than $150).

Generally speaking, to get a replacement key, you have three options:
1.Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for cars. Here is a phone number for a company that have many different locations and locksmiths: 800-223-1453. I think they work all around the US but not sure. Give them a call and ask.
2.Tow the car to the dealer.
3.Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Here is the link to read more:
Dodge Charger Replacement Keys - What To Do, Options, Cost & More

If you do call a locksmith or the dealer, don’t forget to mention some important information so they will check if they have the key blank and the necessary tools to code you the new key:
1.Year, make and model of the car
2.Your exact location including street address and zip (for the locksmith to find you easily)
3.VIN number of the car located on the dashboard – very important
4.Make sure you can show them proof of ownership – otherwise they will not make you a new replacement key.

Regarding the cost, it really depends on the type of key you had.
There are 3 main types of keys:
Non-chip keys: for older models (mostly 2000 and older)
Transponder chip keys – these types of keys must be coded on site with a special machine, otherwise the car wont start. These are more expensive to make
Key fob – push to start – these are the most expensive types of keys. Mostly made for models made after 2015.
The average cost is somewhere between $200-$460. It also depends on your location, time of day, weekend, etc etc.
Here is the link for some additional information:
2021 Car Keys Replacement Cost - Locksmith, Dealer, Online. Tips & More

good luck!
That's a whole lot to type to someone who hasn't been here since 2016 lol
 
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