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Where is the key reader located in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee and how do you replace it. I got a new key programed but they told me if that doesn't fix my problem of the car just shutting down while i am driving the next thing to do is repalce the key reader.

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Chrysler uses a system called "Sentry Key", it has to make a connection with the transponder in your key. I'm willing to bet you have a gray rubber key?

The key reader is usually is located on the ignition spindle or in the steering wheel shaft.

Once you remove it the vehicle will not function, re-wiring can be done to bypass but you're looking at alot of work. My suggestion is to take the vehicle to a dealer for this! Tow it over there if you have to.

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