How to program a Dodge keyless entry remote fob

by Editorial Team
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Chrysler Dodge

Replacing a lost keyless entry fob at the dealer can cost more then $50 dollars and requires you to take time out of your day to go to the Dodge dealer. By obtaining a key fob on eBay or other sources on the internet, you can save time and lots of money.

Step 1

Turn ignition to OFF.

Step 2

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Locate the Data Link Connector, it is a black 16 pin connecter that is under the driver's side dash, right where your right knee would be. You have to look up into the dash from below to see it.

The image shown is the location in a 2005 Dodge Ram Truck. The location varies depending on year and make of Dodge, but it is in the same general area under the driver's side dash on all models.

Step 3

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Ground pin 1 of the Data Link Connector by taking a wire or paper clip and running it from pin 1 to pin 4. Pin 4 is ground so you can just short pin 1 to 4 and it will be grounded. Grounding pin 1 tells the system you are ready to reprogram it.

Image show is pin out diagram of Dodge Vehicle data link connector.

Step 4

Close all of your doors.

Step 5

Turn the key to ACCESSORY position and then back to the OFF position. (The accessory is one position forward from off. Do not crank engine in this step. If engine cranks accidently start back at step one.)

The power door locks will lock/unlock. This is the signal that the system is ready for reprogramming.

Step 6

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Push a button any button on the first key fob to be programmed.

The image shown is of one type of Dodge keyless entry fob, yours may not look identical but the instructions will still work.

Step 7

If you have two (2) or more total key fobs, then press a button on the second and each additional fob within one (1) minute of pressing a button on the first fob.

All fobs, including any existing fobs must be programmed at the same time.

If you only have one (1) fob or after all you have finished programming all fobs, press a button two (2) more times to signal that you have programmed all fobs.

Step 8

The doors will lock/unlock to signal that the codes were received correctly.

Step 9

Remove the jumper wire or paper clip from the data connector. Programming is now complete - congratulations you've done it yourself and saved some money.

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