Easy DIY: Dodge Key Fob Programming for Ram, Durango, and Dakota


In this guide, I’ll walk you through programming a new key for your Dodge vehicle using a simple key kit. This method is applicable for various Dodge models, and you won’t need to visit a dealership. Let’s dive in!

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What You Need

Before we start, gather the following items:

  • Simple Key Kit
  • Current working key
  • New key (cut at a hardware store)

Ensure the seal on the easy installer is intact. If it’s missing or says “void,” return the kit for a new one.

Activation Process

First, activate the new key using a code specific to your Dodge model. Follow these steps:

  • Press lock and panic simultaneously on the new key.
  • Enter the activation code using lock, panic, and unlock buttons.
  • Press lock and panic again to confirm the code.

If the light blinks back your code, you’re ready to proceed. If not, try again until you get it right.

Pairing Process

Now, let’s pair the new key to your vehicle:

  • Locate the OBD port under the dashboard.
  • Ensure the vehicle is off, in park, and hazard lights are on.
  • Set the dial position on the easy installer (refer to the chart for your vehicle).
  • Insert the original key and start the vehicle.
  • Remove the seal from the easy installer and plug it into the OBD port.
  • Wait for three beeps, then turn off the vehicle and remove the old key.
  • Insert the new key and turn it to the on position.
  • Press the button on the easy installer and wait for three beeps.
  • Turn off the vehicle, remove the new key, and press the button again to hear a chime.

Both keys should now be working. You can pair up to eight keys using this method.


If you encounter any issues, here are some common errors and solutions:

  • Eight beeps: Eight keys are already paired. Call customer support.
  • Two beeps: Easy installer used on another vehicle. Return the kit.
  • Three beeps: Original key not detected. Ensure the key is in the vehicle.
  • New key won’t pair: Try the alternate dial position.
  • Easy installer unplugged: Start the pairing process over.
  • Vehicle won’t start: Call customer support.


Can I use the easy installer on another vehicle?

No, once it’s paired to your vehicle, it won’t work with others.

What if the easy installer was unplugged during the pairing process?

Start the pairing process over from the beginning.

What if my vehicle won’t start with the new or old key?

Contact customer support for assistance.


I hope this guide helps you save money and time by programming your Dodge key fob at home. These simple key kits are a fantastic solution for DIY enthusiasts. Happy programming!

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