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Old 02-03-2011, 10:14 PM
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How do I figure out if my key has a transponder or not?

I have a 2006 Durango. I have killed both of my remotes. How do I tell if the key has a transponder or not? Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:20 PM
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Not sure about what keys they used in that generation, but if it's ~1/4" thick or so and somewhat convex, it's more than likely a chipped key.

A picture would be a sure way to tell...
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:38 PM
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Here is a pic of the key....

http://flic.kr/p/9fsNyU
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pretty sure that's a transponder key. My dad's 06 Dak has that key and it is
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:54 AM
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You will have a light in the dash that turns on when you first turn the ignition on. It may look like a key, say security or just be a circle. It will turn on solid and stay on for about 5 seconds and then turn off.
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Even if the fob part is dead, shouldn't the transponder work either way?
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Im pretty sure thats a chipped key. my bros jeep has the EXACT same key and its chipped. my 05 Dak ST has chipped keys, so Id assume all 05+ Dak/Dur are chipped
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The key still works, however, the remote does not. Could I purchase a non-transponder key and just switch the guts out? I wouldnt worry about it, except it makes it so much easier to get in the car with a small child in tow.
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Even if the fob part is dead, shouldn't the transponder work either way?
Yes, the transponder chip gets power from the receiver on the key switch through induction
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The key still works, however, the remote does not. Could I purchase a non-transponder key and just switch the guts out? I wouldnt worry about it, except it makes it so much easier to get in the car with a small child in tow.
A Non-Chipped key will not start a chipped vehicle. I dont know if the Chip part is part of the fob or key, mine is built into the key. no fob on it
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