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How to Program the Remote for Keyless Entry on a Dodge Stratus CO

by John Smith

The second generation Dodge Stratus appeared as a coupe from 2001 to 2005, and offered a built in keyless entry mode that provided extra security and convenience. You can use multiple keyless remotes on your Stratus as long as you program these remotes first. The original remote comes already set-up by Dodge and is needed to program newer ones. With it you can add multiple alternative remotes that other drivers can keep for themselves.

Press the door lock button on your original remote every two seconds for a total of five times. This ensures the remote is in sync with the Stratus.

Open the driver side door and insert the key into the car ignition.

Turn the key as far as it will go before it starts the engine, then wait until the beeping stops.

Click the unlock button on the original remote and hold it for 4 to 10 seconds, and within that time frame, press the panic button for 1 second. Release both buttons and listen for a chime to confirm the step was successful.

Click and hold both the lock and unlock buttons on the original remote. Release both, click the unlock button another time and then release it. You will hear another chime to confirm the remote has been programmed.

Click and hold the lock and unlock buttons on the original remote again, then click the unlock button on any additional remote. If you hear another chime, the newer remote has been programmed. You can now remove the key from the ignition.

About the Author

John Smith began writing back in 2003. Smith is a technology writer currently living in Lansing, Mich. His articles have appeared in online publications including PC World and IGN, where he specializes in mobile apps for both Android and iOS.

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