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2005 Dodge Dakota Key Programming

Transponder Vehicles:

You must have two working programmed or original keys to use this procedure.


1. Insert first programmed key into the ignition and turn ignition switch to ON. Wait for approximately 3 seconds then turn ignition to OFF and remove key.
2. Within 15 seconds of removing first key insert second programmed key into ignition and turn ignition switch to ON. Wait approximately 10 seconds. You will see the immobilizer warning lamp illuminate on the dash and you will hear an audible tone.Turn ignition OFF and remove the key.
3. Within 50 seconds insert the new unprogrammed key into ignition. Turn ignition switch to ON. After approximately 10 seconds you should hear an audible tone and the immobilizer lamp will remain illuminated for 3 seconds. Once this occurs programming is completed.
4. For each additional key you must repeat these steps starting with step number 1.

NON-Transponder Vehicles:

Programming is not required, just get the key blade cut at your local locksmith/dealer and it will start the engine.