Dodge began using transponder chip keys instead of the old traditional key in 1998 as standard build in on some models an optional on others, a Dodge key with a black or Gray plastic top probably have a transponder hidden inside.
In 2004, Dodge started to use remotes with button clickers in the head of the metal blade key, this new remote replaced the old transponders, the new keys are fairly expensive, but are not mandatory, because there is an alternative to use a version of non-remote key available to almost all models.
Dodge started the use of Keyless N Go Entry System FOBIK keys in 2008, this key incorporates a remote and fits into a socket in the ignitio n lock and there is no other options from this year on.
The Dodge Keyless N Go is fairly complex and uses VTSS (Vehicle Theft Security System), WIN (Wireless Ignition Node) and PEM (Personal Entry Module) components in conjunction with KEELOQ signal encryption providing high security level.
For additional spare key, if the user have two keys, a copy can be made following two simple on-board steps, if one key is missing, a specific diagnostic equipment should be connected to the car with the specific PIN code as an input.
If all keys to the vehicle are lost, a proper transponder key blank needs to be originated and a specific diagnostic equipment should be connected to reprogram the car with the specific PIN code.
Trying to buy after market used universal parts on ebay, amazon and other online stores and wholesale, temper with your vehicle and even change the battery in a Keyless Go fob is not recommended and doingby an unskilled handyman can be a bit dangerous If not re-assembled properly.
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