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Keyless Entry Module...True/Not True???

I was informed by my salesman when I bought my JC is that if you have a spare key WITHOUT the Keyless entry module, the JC will not be operable after driving the car for about 2 minutes. He was telling me that the programmed Keyless entry module is a "security" feature to make sure who ever drives the JC has the proper key with the keyless entry module for the JC to be drivable. Is this true or not? I haven't tried it yet but once I get a reg. spare key made, I'll test it out. But does anyone know the true facts of this?

Wanted to know if I should get an aftermarket alarm or if this security feature is adequate enough to ensure no one drives off with my JC.

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Re: Keyless Entry Module...True/Not True???

Yes it's true. They will open the doors only. You should get spares from the dealer.
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I bought my JC used and only got 1 key. I bought an uncut blank with transponder off of ebay. Shipping and all I paid $56, the dealership sent it out yesterday to a locksmith to get it cut for me. I am supposed to pick it up today. The dealer did not even realize it wasn't a mopar key. i am sure it will work fine as the "guts" are OEM. saved $100!!
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Re: Keyless Entry Module...True/Not True???

why didn't you get 2 keys when you bought it? maybe they forgot?

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Re: Keyless Entry Module...True/Not True???

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why didn't you get 2 keys when you bought it? maybe they forgot?
The seller said that he "lost" the 2nd key, which I think means that he was too lazy to look for it. However, I bought it 700 miles from home, flew out and drove it back so I am not really worried about someone finding the key and using it on my Jeep.
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Re: Keyless Entry Module...True/Not True???

Let us know if it worked. When I bought my JC the dealer could only find one key. The dealer bought a blank and had the key cut. I had to take the car in so they could program the chip. I can tell you for a fact that it shuts off shortly after it is started if the chip is not programmed correctly. The saleman told me the blank cost the dealer $280.00 Not sure what they would charge is they had to program it for you. kfbagt I would think the dealer owes you a second blank.
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Let us know if it worked. When I bought my JC the dealer could only find one key. The dealer bought a blank and had the key cut. I had to take the car in so they could program the chip. I can tell you for a fact that it shuts off shortly after it is started if the chip is not programmed correctly. The saleman told me the blank cost the dealer $280.00 Not sure what they would charge is they had to program it for you. kfbagt I would think the dealer owes you a second blank.
I bought my jeep from a Ford dealer. Somebody traded the Commander in on a new ford F250. He must have got raped on the deal because I practically stole the Commander. They promised me that both keys were with it but when I picked it up they only had 1. They told me they would get me a blank. To be nice I offered to buy the one off of ebay and let them reimburse me, which they did. They were very good about everything and I was trying to help them out. The Jeep dealer said it was $30 to have it cut and programmed. I am sure it will work, they said they have done this for other customers in the past with no problems. i will post a follow-up as soon as I get my back.
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my dealer told me they cost $165. i tried to get them to throw in a 3rd key but that didn't work.

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Re: Keyless Entry Module...True/Not True???

Great, so just to be on the safe side, I just have to get a spare key and shouldn't worry about getting an aftermarket alarm right? Or is it just better to get one. I am planning to add chrome trims, rear assist handles, don't know about rims, too much for me to spend on plus it's either snowing or raining in IL, so I don't want to put on rims for only a few months.
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Great, so just to be on the safe side, I just have to get a spare key and shouldn't worry about getting an aftermarket alarm right? Or is it just better to get one. I am planning to add chrome trims, rear assist handles, don't know about rims, too much for me to spend on plus it's either snowing or raining in IL, so I don't want to put on rims for only a few months.
The right key may keep it from being driven away but 90% of all auto break ins are thefet of interior contents, not theft of the entire vehicle. A key is not going to keep your vehicle from getting broken into.
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