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Electrical switch ignition

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Need a good locksmith, can cut a key from a door lock. Merc dealer might be able to help, could have a record of key number if you provide chassis/registration number.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

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the operators manual covers this , under car keys.
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RKE its called, (makes looking fact more easy)
is this car with SKIS Immoblizer option> yes./no
if yes.
SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM - IF
EQUIPPED
im reading your operators guide now.
lost that too>?
Duplication of keys may
be performed at an authorized dealer (or locksmiths) or by using the
Customer Key Programming procedure.

DIY, takes 1 key , good, called a valid key, in the below text.
You can program new keys to the system if you have two
valid keys by doing the following:
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to
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2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch and
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longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and
remove the first key.
3. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition
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will sound and the SKIS indicator light will begin to
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4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and
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seconds, a single chime will sound. The SKIS indicator
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The new Sentry Key has been programmed. Repeat this
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did i guess right, the Key FOB RKE,
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