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Old 04-13-2015, 02:17 AM
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Key Fob Help

So I have searched high and low and I am sure it is a simple stupid answer for my question, but here it goes.

I have a 2005 GC Laredo. I got the jeep with only one key and no fobs. Upon further research discovered that they all came with keyless. Is there any way to figure out if the jeep came with the 3 button or 4 button remote? The difference in the remotes is the trunk button.

From what I have read the dealer is the only one who can program me another key for it. But I figured I would order one of those packs online that came with 2 fobs and 2 keys for $50 and take one to the dealer then I could program the rest. Has anyone tackled this before? Any pointers? At the end of the day I want to find the cheapest way to end up with two key fobs, keyless entry, and remote start.

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So I have searched high and low and I am sure it is a simple stupid answer for my question, but here it goes.

I have a 2005 GC Laredo. I got the jeep with only one key and no fobs. Upon further research discovered that they all came with keyless. Is there any way to figure out if the jeep came with the 3 button or 4 button remote? The difference in the remotes is the trunk button.

From what I have read the dealer is the only one who can program me another key for it. But I figured I would order one of those packs online that came with 2 fobs and 2 keys for $50 and take one to the dealer then I could program the rest. Has anyone tackled this before? Any pointers? At the end of the day I want to find the cheapest way to end up with two key fobs, keyless entry, and remote start.
They came integrated as one unit (key and fob as one). If you have just a key without any buttons, I'm not sure if you'll be able to program a third key after you have your dealer program a second as I am not sure that a key without the buttons will count as a key when re-programming (it might...)

They are all 4 button (lock, unlock, panic, and rear glass).

Also, some locksmiths will be able to program keys as well. You may want to give one a call and see what they can do (they are considerably cheaper than the dealership).
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How sure are you that ALL the jeeps key fobs had the button for the real glass? When I search I see two options on fobs. One with the glass button and one with out.

I'm going to order a couple based on the responses I find here... And figured I'd call the dealer to just get a quite then shop that quote for sure! I just don't want to pay dealer pricing for the fobs... Hopefully the lock Smith is cool and doesn't charge me double for programming two fobs
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Re: Key Fob Help

Fairly certain. It's not like they would make that an option (...oh, so you want to pop the rear glass with the remote...that'll be an extra $285).

There is only one part number listed in the parts catalog:

05143446AA - Key blank with transmitter.

Just order whatever the latest revision is of that part number, and you'll be fine.
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They came integrated as one unit (key and fob as one). If you have just a key without any buttons, I'm not sure if you'll be able to program a third key after you have your dealer program a second as I am not sure that a key without the buttons will count as a key when re-programming (it might...)

They are all 4 button (lock, unlock, panic, and rear glass).

Also, some locksmiths will be able to program keys as well. You may want to give one a call and see what they can do (they are considerably cheaper than the dealership).


You were absolutely correct about the key fob. These jeeps only came with 4 button fobs.

I truly wanted to support local business and call a lock Smith but the all wanted $80-$120 to program a key. Colorado Chrysler Jeep here in town charges $35 per key! Can't beat that.

Thank you for your response!
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Found a guy on eBay and picked up a flip key for $30. Dealership programmed and cut it for $45! Works perfectly.
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Found a guy on eBay and picked up a flip key for $30. Dealership programmed and cut it for $45! Works perfectly.
Is that $30 just for the flip key and no transponder/electronics? Or $30 for the flip key with electronics? Link? Thanks.
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Re: Key Fob Help

All the dealers in and around Riverside, Ca. want $125-$130 just to program a fobik.
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Re: Key Fob Help

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They came integrated as one unit (key and fob as one). If you have just a key without any buttons, I'm not sure if you'll be able to program a third key after you have your dealer program a second as I am not sure that a key without the buttons will count as a key when re-programming (it might...)

They are all 4 button (lock, unlock, panic, and rear glass).

Also, some locksmiths will be able to program keys as well. You may want to give one a call and see what they can do (they are considerably cheaper than the dealership).
I have 2006 GC Laredo with 3 button key. lock, unlock, rear glass - NO PANIC. Part number below.

A locksmith can clone a current key - the car recognises it the same as the key it was copied from. I had a locksmith successfully do this - it unlocked and started the car - but it didn't de-activate the alarm so it was useless. A dealer codes a new key to the car computer - the car recognises it as a different but valid key. So if you use a locksmith key as a 2nd key to program a 3rd key it wont work because the car only sees 1 original key. I was also told that you can only have a certain number of keys programmed to the car computer before you need to replace the car computer. i.e. every time a key is coded it takes a slot and there's a limited number of slots.

It would be good to start a thread of valid part numbers for keys as the part number on my key is discontinued. I was told by a sympathetic dealer employee to buy my keys online. have them cut at a locksmith, and bring them to the dealer to be coded - the had exorbitant fees for each step. By doing this I only had to pay the exorbitant fee for the coding but he said it's no harder to code 2 extra keys than one - so they should code to keys for same price as one.

My key Part Number# 56038770AH. I have seen dodge keys and other chrylser brands an assume they are interchangeable? I've forgotten the other part number the sympathetic dealer gave me. Ended in AA. I still have the one key because the dealer want the better part of NZ$500 for a new one.
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Re: Key Fob Help

As luck would have it my single key stopped working the week after my last reply on this thread. the battery connector broke off the circuit board in the key fob - I managed a temporary fix to keep me going.

Slyly calling dealers to try to figure what part I needed to replace my key #56038770AH - I couldn't get a definitive answer. It turns out my build sheet says my car is Japanese - despite being sold new in Australia. And here I am in New Zealand (having shipped my car here) with a very confused dealer.

Long story short - The key has been successfully replaced by the stealership with Part#05183350AA. I hope this helps someone.

The dealer said some keys won't work in other countries because the transponder radio frequencies have been reserved for someone else so the have to change the radio frequency and the part number. Kind of makes sense.
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