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Key Fob

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:18 pm
by X-Tennessean
Lost one of my key fobs to my 13' Ram :livid:

Good Lord them things are EXPENSIVE!! Locksmith quoted me $220 and dealership was $270 + tax....

I can buy them online for around $90 but then have to it programmed at the dealership or locksmith, don't know what that will cost yet. I am guessing $75 or so, some you can program yourself if you have atleast one fob but the 2013 doesn't fall in this category....FIGURES

Anyone know if it takes a special device to program them ? We have a state of the art diagnostics machine at work but not for sure if it will allow you to program key fobs or not!!

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:48 am
by Mike Belt
I lost the keys to my 2013 150 while hunting. I ended up having a wrecker tow me to the dealer an hour away. They had to cut and program me a new key. It took them 3 attempts before they could get one to work. The second one they made would unlock the doors but wouldn't crank the truck. They sold it to me for $1.00. The good one ran about $125.00. The next trip to the club someone had found my keys laying in the middle of the trail I walked in on and returned them.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:32 pm
by Vince
Please shop around for prices. When I got my new to me Yukon last Oct, it came with only one. I negotiated a free one with the dealership, which they mailed me later.

Now the prices. This is around mid TN dealerships.

Laser cutting key - quoted 80$, 50$ and free at one dealer.
Programming - quoted 89$, 50$, 100$, and 139$ (139$ at the same place that quoted me 100$ the week before - i stopped by again to see if they would match the 50$ quote).

Still havent' programmed by key, but the key has been laser cut for free at one of the dealerships.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:53 pm
by Matador
Wow! Glad my key to my truck don't cost that much.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:59 pm
by LY
Matador wrote:Wow! Glad my key to my truck don't cost that much.


Yep! $1.50 Though I dread the wife or kids losing one of theirs. I always like to have several spares which I do for my truck and toys, but not for the others, way too much money.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:46 pm
by MUP
So is there anywhere else besides a dealer to get these chip keys programmed? I just got another truck, and it only came with one key as well, 3 key fobs, but only one chip key.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:59 pm
by DaveB
I got mine at

www.Remotesremotes.com

Got a Jeep Patriot. That worked.

I got a Ford Escape. That worked.

I got a Lincoln Aviator. That worked.

I got another Ford Escape. That worked.

Prices were quite reasonable. Instructions sucked but I worked through that. No locksmith. No dealer.

Best of luck

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:03 pm
by MUP
How reasonable is reasonable my friend? :) I'll check them out buddy! ;)

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 pm
by EastTNHunter
My problem was that my fob/key combo can’t be ordered by local locksmiths (Subaru Outback). I called the dealership and they had order it by VIN # and have it laser cut before sending it to them for programming to my vehicle... I got out $280 later

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 pm
by Camp David
Pretty expensive, but you don't see people busting steering columns anymore. I always thought the manufacturers should have been held responsible for making their vehicles so easy to steal.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:08 pm
by BackwoodsBoy
I’m not in this income class yet haha

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:15 pm
by EastTNHunter
BackwoodsBoy wrote:I’m not in this income class yet haha


Mine was for a used car with 225k mi on it that I just bought... and a “regular” key won’t work on it

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:30 pm
by rem270
We bought an 18 Jeep Wrangler Monday and it only came with one key. $220 is the cheapest we've found so far to get a 2nd one.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:06 pm
by cbhunter
rem270 wrote:We bought an 18 Jeep Wrangler Monday and it only came with one key. $220 is the cheapest we've found so far to get a 2nd one.
lots of places that cut keys can do the chipped one these days. Is that dealer prices?


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Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:53 am
by MUP
rem270 wrote:We bought an 18 Jeep Wrangler Monday and it only came with one key. $220 is the cheapest we've found so far to get a 2nd one.


Can't hide money. :mrgreen:

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:15 am
by Pic IN the Casa
Cheapest place I found for programming is Batteries Plus.

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:17 am
by MUP
Thanks Pic, there's a BP close by on my way home from work. I'll stop in and see how much they'll charge. ;)

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:32 am
by rem270
cbhunter wrote:
rem270 wrote:We bought an 18 Jeep Wrangler Monday and it only came with one key. $220 is the cheapest we've found so far to get a 2nd one.
lots of places that cut keys can do the chipped one these days. Is that dealer prices?


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Yes this was the local Jeep dealer. Online is like $90 but no telling what they charge to program it.

MUP wrote:
rem270 wrote:We bought an 18 Jeep Wrangler Monday and it only came with one key. $220 is the cheapest we've found so far to get a 2nd one.


Can't hide money. :mrgreen:


Coming from the guy who is on the prowl for a new truck :D

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:36 am
by MUP
:shock: :lol: I just settled for an old used 2012 model I'll have you know! :P

Re: Key Fob

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:04 pm
by megalomaniac
Bought 2 key FOB's for my 2002 Tahoe for around $10 off ebay. Took me less than 3 minutes to program both. both work perfectly.

bought 2 for my daughters 2001 Toyota $ runner for $10 off ebay. Spent over 2 hours and never could get them to accept the program from the car. Spent $100 at the dealer to get them programmed.

I think it's worth buying them off ebay and trying to program them yourself first. If it doesn't work, you're out $10 or so.