Have an 05 Dodge Caravan that only had 1 key with transmitter when purchased. Dealer wants over $300 for 2nd key with transmitter since only keys with transmitters will start the car. Can't afford that. Dealer told me that there is a way to bypass the anti-theft so that a key without the transmitter fob thingy would work. But he can't tell me how to do it and that I need to look on the internet. I can't find it. It's probably out there but I am using the wrong search terms. Can anyone tell me how to do it?
I only have 1 of these Sentry keys, so I have to pay for a new one and the programming, which is either over $300 at the dealer or? With a locksmith (no locksmith has gotten back to me yet).
The parts guy at the dealership told me that there is a way to disable the Sentry thing so that a regular key will work (has to be cut but it won't cost $300 for Wal-Mart or Home Depot to cut a key). He told me to check the internet for the directions to disable the Sentry thing so that any key would work and then added that if I did this and my car got stolen then my insurance wouldn't cover it--not worried about someone stealing this piece of junk. But I really need 2 keys.
Is there no way to disable the Sentry thing?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 3:04 PM