NEW 2005 Sebring console shift indicators - lights? - key codes

Discussion in 'Sebring' started by Mr.X, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X Guest

    So I got my 05 touring last week the one thing I noticed is while the
    dash instrument display has what gear I'm in displayed, the small
    round markers on the console next to the shift lever do NOT light up.

    is this normal or do I add this to the list on my first service
    visit., so far it's the fist thing on the list.

    key codes:

    I did not receive the 4 digit pin code for keys noted anywhere on the
    documents, as per the owners manual page 11 "replacement keys" "at
    time of purchase original owner is provided with a 4 digit PIN number"

    I find a packet in my glove compartment that most likely held the
    keys , it has 3 rows on it first starts with a M the rest are
    digits , such as :




    do I harass the dealer or does someone here know

    the code is only used if you don't have 2 keys already learned by the

    thanks for any reply
    Mr.X, Jul 31, 2005
  2. Mr.X

    maxpower Guest

    Take that off your list, if it shows on the dash it wont on the console
    The 4 digit key code does you no good, if you need to get a key cut/replaced
    it has to be done at the dealer and the dealer has to program the key, the
    dealer will get the skim code number from the vin# of your vehicle thru
    Chryslers data center. If you want the code ask them.
    LOL The first number is the key code number (the way it is cut) the second
    one is either the valet key cut or "the skim code key number you say you
    dont have" or the 3rd number is the skim code key. Now that you posted your
    secret key code number for all to see on here, can we get your SS# too?
    By all means, harass them with this information you just posted
    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech (dealer)
    maxpower, Jul 31, 2005
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X Guest

    Thanks for the info.

    now what does "skim" stand for ?

    and this is the first I've heard of "valet" keys, like that would
    not open the trunk and center console?

    fyi my ss# is 234-56-7890

    thaks again
    Mr.X, Aug 1, 2005
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X Guest

    OK no lights at all . all buttons are dark and not lighted. no lamps
    in there at all. ok got it
    Mr.X, Aug 1, 2005
  5. Mr.X

    maxpower Guest

    Sentry Key immobilizer system
    Not sure about the one code being a valet key, I do know that one is for the
    SKIM and the M# is the code to acually cut it
    maxpower, Aug 1, 2005
  6. Oh come on. The chipped keys do only ONE thing - prevent an amateur
    car thief from running up and smashing the window and pounding a chisel
    into the ignition keyhole and starting the car and driving it off. They are
    useless against a professional who is going to run up in his tow truck and
    drive off with the car, then part it out. And while we might have some
    car thieves reading this NG, the OP didn't post his address for them to find
    his car.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Aug 1, 2005
  7. Mr.X

    MoPar Man Guest

    Which we'll call thief type 1.
    Which we'll call thief type 2.

    Now you tell me which type of thief is more likely to approach a
    typical Chrysler vehicle and burgle it?

    If I had to choose between Sentry Key or an effective way to prevent a
    type-2 theft, hands down I'd choose Sentry Key.

    Now if I had a car worth $100k I'd expect to have both.
    MoPar Man, Aug 1, 2005
  8. Mr.X

    maxpower Guest

    Chill out. that was just a little humor, so was asking for his SS#

    The average vehicle stolen is by amaters, they break in , punch out the
    lock and it starts and stalls, minimal damage and low cost to the insurance

    Instaead of gettting a stripped down vehicle to repair, we get the vehicle
    back that needs an ignition switch or maybe a column
    maxpower, Aug 1, 2005
  9. Mr.X

    maxpower Guest

    maxpower, Aug 1, 2005
  10. Mr.X

    Dennis Guest

    Glenn, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the owners manual have the
    procedure for programming the third and forth key into the car? (Ignition
    on/off etc.)
    And can't any key smith (not just the dealer) cut the blank?
    And the blanks sold on eBay work just fine?

    My neighbor bought a blank off eBay and had the dealer cut it (as it was
    convenient). To save money, he programmed it into the car a couple of
    weekends ago. Did he do something wrong? Was the dealer supposed to do
    something else he didn't know about (seems to work OK)?

    It was my understanding that an owner can program up to four keys (*if* he
    has both originals) and key fobs himself. Am I mistaken?
    Dennis, Aug 1, 2005
  11. Mr.X

    maxpower Guest

    That can only be done if it is a domestic vehicle or has a U.S country code
    designator. You would have to have at least two valid sentry keys to do it
    Any lock smith can cut the key, Some are able to program them if they have
    the correct equipment (however, I tried to get a hardware store to cut one
    for me and I was going to program it, they said they couldnt because it
    would damage there computerized key cutter) I dont know if that was a blow
    off or if it was true, I never got it cut.
    Cant answer that.
    If he did something wrong the vehicle would not have started.
    Im not sure how many keys you get when you buy a vehicle now days, I think
    the Pacifica,Crossfire and Caravan issues one, dont quote me on that cause
    im not sure.
    maxpower, Aug 2, 2005
  12. Mr.X

    Mr.X Guest

    As the OP :

    1: chill is right , those codes I gave out were in sequence 2345 ..
    not the real ones ..

    2 ) I got 2 keys with the sebring and I originally wrote
    notice ""don't""

    as per the owners manual if you have 2 the computer has already
    learned you can add 6 more that are cut only, the digital ID of
    the 6 can be learned with out any PIN or interface.

    I had 2 non- Sentry keys cut right away to carry in the wallet and
    one for the wife to open the door if I lock the keys in.. $ 3
    Per the Locksmith with the equipment to add a key
    (if I only had one ) they no longer make the plastic keys of OLD to
    carry in the wallet.

    he wanted $75 to add a key using the PIN and 1 key to copy from

    or , $30 to provide and cut a Senty key which I will get to make
    sure I always have access to 2 learned keys

    again thanks for all the info
    Mr.X, Aug 2, 2005
  13. You totally missed the point. I'm not arguing the above. I'm saying
    that type 1 thief isn't on this news group and even if he was he's too
    stupid to find out where the OP's Chrysler is let alone take the key codes
    posted and make a key then go steal the OP's car.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Aug 2, 2005
  14. Mr.X

    damnnickname Guest

    Thats why I said just a little humor. I saw the numbers in sequence
    damnnickname, Aug 2, 2005
  15. Mr.X

    tim bur Guest

    if you can look ahead to see what gear you are in why would u take your
    eyes off the road to shift gears by having a indictor on the
    tim bur, Aug 3, 2005
  16. Mr.X

    Mr.X Guest

    The way these buttons are made and mounted in the console it led me
    to believe they should light up. Now for a new driver of a
    console shift , being used to a column mounted shift one DOES
    look down at first to see the gear , All console gear shifts I know
    of have the gear marked on the console. these days all seem to also
    have the instrument panel display.

    not so much as the selected gear will light in the console buttons ,
    just that the buttons should all light
    Mr.X, Aug 3, 2005
  17. Mr.X

    Mr.X Guest

    So I get a Subaru Forester as a loaner to for 1st scheuled service at
    3 months and guess what the console indicator lights up and well as
    the instrument panel has the selected gear indicated.

    after 4 months old and 950 miles use , went in for the dealer
    service since the 6 month 6k service schedule has conditions
    impossible for any one to meet.
    Mr.X, Dec 4, 2005
  18. Interesting.

    I have a 04 Sebring with the "auto-stick". The shift indicators *do* light
    up, although it's still difficult to tell what gear the shifter is in. You
    need to look at the dash display for that.

    The wife has a 03 Stratus that doesn't have "auto-stick". Thise indicators
    do *NOT* light up.

    Perhaps the indicator lights have something to do with the tranny option?
    James C. Reeves, Dec 5, 2005
  19. Mr.X

    Ted R Guest

    It was one of the things I complained about as well.
    I had a 99 Stratus and the console indicator lit up as well as the power
    window buttons.
    In my 2003 Sebring the console does not light up nor do the power window and
    locks buttons.
    There was also NO light in the glove compartment.

    It was one of those silly things I did not notice when test driving the car.
    I have never seen a car with a glovebox light before !
    Surely the cost of these light would not have made the car prohibitively
    It gave me the impression of the manufacturer being cheap and petty.
    Ted R, Dec 5, 2005
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