Duplicate key for 2005 Town and Country

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Paul Vincent Craven, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. I want to get a duplicate key made for my 2005 Town and Country. I
    still have the two originals. Here's what I've been told:

    1) To get a duplicate key, I need the two originals. Otherwise I'll
    pay a lot of money to redo the transponder or something like that.
    Good reason to get a 3rd key.

    2) I can't get a duplicate key without the 'clickers' for remote

    3) I can't have more than 2 'clickers' programmed for remote entry at
    a time.

    So if I lose a key and only have 1 left, I'm out a lot of money.

    If I want a 3rd key, I have to pay at least $100 for a key with
    buttons that I can't get to work.

    This doesn't make sense to me. Somehow I really think I ought to be
    able to get a key without the buttons on it. Or I ought to be able to
    have 3 of them that work.

    Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    Paul Vincent Craven
    Paul Vincent Craven, Jun 17, 2004
  2. Paul Vincent Craven

    Dan Larsen Guest

    I want to get a duplicate key made for my 2005 Town and Country. I
    Before I attempt to deny what you were told, allow me to say that all
    of my experience is with my 2004 T & C Touring Platinum Edition.

    I bought a buttonless, programmable key from a guy in North Carolina,
    who runs a locksmith business, on eBay. He puts them up there, as a "Buy it
    Now" only item, and offers all makes that use the chip-loaded keys. He
    specializes in Chryslers, however, as he also offers the remotes, on a local
    basis, there, around Charlotte. Seemed like a really nice guy! He treated me
    pretty well, (his father started him out in the business, is in his 80s now,
    and remembers his work near here, at Offutt AFB), although the price, counting
    shipping and handling ran it to nearly fifty bucks, and I still had to have it
    programmed by a local locksmith, (who charged me nothing, but that's because I
    send him some work, from time to time). I have a total of about fifty bucks in
    the key, which leaves the two remote control keys for other uses, besides
    laying around in the ignition all the time. You should also know that it's
    possible to get a non-programable key, which lets you lock the vehicle, while
    running, and still be able to open the doors, should you not have one of the
    remotes available, or locked inside.

    God Bless,

    Fun to Read: http://www.25thaviation.org/johnkerry/id15.htm
    Dan Larsen, Jun 17, 2004
  3. Fifty-plus bucks for a car key, if you go through some guy on Ebay and
    dance around finding a locksmith who'll program it for free.

    Forget that noise! Not in my car -- ever.

    -Stern (New key for any of my vehicles: $0.99 or $2.79 depending on
    whether I want the metal head or the plastic head)
    Daniel J. Stern, Jun 17, 2004
  4. Stupid crapola like this *instantly* removes a vehicle from the "Will I
    buy it?" list.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jun 17, 2004
  5. Paul Vincent Craven

    Dan Larsen Guest

    Dan, I said the very same thing, back in 1974, when they forced the 5
    mph bumpers upon us. "Never!" I said. I wanted to add to my vehicle
    collection of muscle cars, but they had begun to put those confounded bumpers
    on the cars, and it pissed me off, terribly! I ended up buying a Ford F-150
    with a 460 engine. Talk about an overpowered monster! Trust me, when I say,
    "Never, again!" See, somehow THAT'S different, when you did it, admit it was
    a mistake and use the "N" word, in a bit different context. But I digress, .
    .. . .

    . . . . . Well, ya know, . . . . . the old saying is, . . . . "Never
    say never!" It's true my friend. Think about it. Drive by any used car
    lot, and count the ones without 5 mph bumpers. 90% of them will have exactly
    zero cars to qualify for my previous promise to **never** own one. That make
    it a little tough to buy one without that little ditty, hangin' there out front
    of the many other mandates, (brakes, windshields, headlights, (you know
    something about them, don't you?? -- just kidding, . . . . lighten up!),
    padded dashboards, collapsing steering columns, (remember that monstrocity horn
    ring they used on the '67 Mustangs?), seat belts, air bags, child protection,
    warning buzzers, bells, etc., etc. ad nauseum. Think about the reasons for
    all this crappola, . . . . . lobbyists. The insurance industry has a very
    powerful lobby, to effect the industry, and the cars we buy and drive, whether
    we like them, or not. Just like the way they effect the entire medical
    industry, (doctors not being able to actually "cure" things, instead of
    treating you for them, ad nauseum also. It's all about the money, and the
    power. The politicians and the insurance industry seems to be focused on
    both, to the detriment of society, but saying that you're **never** going to
    own something based on your emotional oppostition to the costs or convenience,
    (or lack thereof), defies logic, . . . . . unless you have some kind of insight
    on your own mortality, and are comparing it to the chances of diminishing
    returns, . . . .

    BTW, I always enjoy your responses, here. I respect you deep
    knowledge of Chrysler products, and your wit and wisdom. I hope I haven't
    engendered any disrespect on your part, because I was willing to invest fifty
    bucks in a convenience key, as opposed to buying an additional remote for about
    $140. It was a matter of economics for me, too. I bought a LoJack for it,
    too. It wasn't inexpensive, either, but it suits my needs, perfectly, since
    the vehicle contains a fairly high dollar amount on specialized professional
    equipment, and I wanna be able to get it back, ASAP, if it gets stolen.

    God Bless,

    Fun to Read: http://www.25thaviation.org/johnkerry/id15.htm
    Dan Larsen, Jun 17, 2004
  6. Sure, but there's a vast difference between a bumper and a *key*. Same
    goes for seat belts, emission controls, etc. But a *key*?!
    Well...not really, no. It defies the particular brand of consumerism we're
    all supposed to embrace and participate in, but logic it does not defy.
    How's that? Well, I own a Slant-6 Dodge and a B30 Volvo, amongst other
    cars. If I ever manage to wear those out, my "want to own" list of cars is
    lengthy, and most of the entries on it were made before I was born. And in
    case you're planning on asking, there's not a single exotic "impractical
    to use as a car" model on the list. Most of 'em are 4-doors or wagons!
    None whatsoever. You spend your dollars how you choose, I spend mine how I
    choose. Heck, I'm going stem-to-stern (as it were) through a '92 Spirit,
    making a clone of a mid-'90s Mexican Spirit R/T 2.5 intercooled
    turbo...add that to the list of cars that'll last years.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jun 17, 2004
  7. Paul Vincent Craven

    mic canic Guest

    i guess you will be getting a horse in the next few years most all have it
    mic canic, Jun 19, 2004
  8. Well, see, Mic, the thing is, I don't feel the need to buy new cars.
    Daniel J. Stern, Jun 19, 2004
  9. Paul Vincent Craven

    Greg Houston Guest

    I spent about ten bucks obtaining a third key for my Intrepid, the dealer cut
    it without charging, and I programmed it myself in a minute or two. I don't
    mind paying that amount because of the security benefits of the transponder
    key system. But $50 seems awfully steep for a key, and keep in mind that is
    the bare bones ebay price. I don't see any benefit that the $50 key has over
    my $10 key, and I am definately not interested in a bulky key that combines a
    remote fob with a key.
    Greg Houston, Jun 19, 2004
  10. Paul Vincent Craven

    mic canic Guest

    the new keys(2005) comes with a keyless entry transmiter no matter if you want
    one or not
    mic canic, Jun 21, 2004
  11. Paul Vincent Craven


    Oct 24, 2015
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    2005 t&c key

    Yesterday I had the unpleasant experience of paying $198 for a duplicate key at a Dodge dealer. This is sickening.
    itazuke, Oct 24, 2015
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