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Has anyone had any luck with transponder key blanks for e.g. a 2006 Dakota? Where did you buy them?

I bought a few super cheap ones off eBay, but they don't seem to program correctly. The sellers claim they are Y164-PT/Strattec 692352 compatible, but I think they don't really know what they're selling.

I bought a key from a local locksmith and it was a Strattec "S" tan head key that works (for $80, not even including cutting and programming which was another $43), and I might try buying that same key off eBay, if needed. I have a couple keys that have been cut but don't have working transponders, so I would like to just harvest a transponder off a cheap (but functional!) eBay key.

Also: I hate the Sentry Key system :)
 

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I bought two Ebay keys a very long time ago (about $45 each), and they work fine, using one as my primary key today. Before I dig for the info, i just want to be sure that you currently have two working keys. You cannot program additional keys with only one working key.
 

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What does someone with just one key do to obtain more copies then? Asking for a friend... 😳
Two options, either a dealer or a qualified locksmith who can program an additional key with only one key. Not all locksmiths are able to do this, and it may be tough to find one who can sucessfully do it. Your 'friend' will find it costly to get that second key programmed.

Once you have two programmed keys, it's a great idea to buy an Ebay key and program it yourself (which is much cheaper) for an additional (3rd) key. This way if you lose one, you'll still have two keys. You can program up to 8 working keys for the 05-11 Dakotas.
 

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Thanks so much man, the help is greatly appreciated. I’m a nervous wreck having only one key... er I mean my friend is 😉

thanks again for the very informative response.

Larry H Miller Dodge/Ram quoted $230 for a programmed key, FYI for anyone else who might stumble upon this thread. 👍
 

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Thanks so much man, the help is greatly appreciated. I’m a nervous wreck having only one key... er I mean my friend is 😉

thanks again for the very informative response.

Larry H Miller Dodge/Ram quoted $230 for a programmed key, FYI for anyone else who might stumble upon this thread. 👍
I checked on getting an extra key about 5 years ago. I found that some Ace hardware stores can cut and program it. Back then it was $75. I held off on it. Seems like a bargain now.
 
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