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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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2001 dodge truck I have lost my car key don't have another

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2001 dodge truck I have lost my car key don't have another one can they make that at a hardware store ace or Lowe's Walmart and can I use tailgate or door lock to have a key made I don't have no spare there's got to be a easy way to do this or cheap po er than 150 omg please help
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric replied 8 months ago.


Those places can only cut duplicate keys, meaning that they need the original key in order to make another one. As the tailgate and doorlock key is different from the ignition key, cutting a duplicate of it wont accomplish anything.

Because your ignition key has a chip in it for the antitheft system, you have to have a chipped key made so that it will work with your system.

The only two options are to either have the dealership make one or to see if your local locksmiths have blank chipped keys and have them come out, remove the ignition cylinder and make a key to match the tumblers and program it.

Expert:  Eric replied 8 months ago.

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