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I have just made a new key for my 1999 jeep grand cherokee and when i try to start the jeep a little key light shows up on the right hand dash and the jeep wont stay on

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  • When you made the key did "you" make it? Because the key is a transponder key, with a chip in it. You can't just go make a key and have it work. The light you are seeing is telling you tey key is not being recognized either because it is just a "cut key" or because you need to program it still.


  • To program a new key follow these directions. Please note you need two programmed keys to do this. If you do not have two programmed keys then the dealer must program it for you. Not my choice, it's the way it is.



  1. Take original key one and stick it in the ignition and turn it to on for 7 seconds.
  2. Do the same with the second original key as well.
  3. Now take your new key and stick it in the ignition and turn to on and in 10 seconds you will here a chime and after another 5 seconds turn the key off.
  4. Your new key is programmed.



  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Regards, Tony

Posted on Oct 15, 2011

  • Iron
    Iron Oct 15, 2011

    If for some reason you have another key that does not work as well the the slim module could be failing. The slim module reads the key.

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