Chrysler Non-Transponder Car Key Replacement P1786/Y153 – All You Need To Know In One Place

(This type of key is used also for Dodge, Jeep, Plymouth & Eagle models)

P1786/Y153 non chip key

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Chrysler Non-Chip Key P1786/Y153 – Overview

Non transponder keys overview

The P1786/Y153 key is a non-transponder key, mostly used for Chrysler models made BEFORE 1991. It is used for different models and different years.

As this key does not have a transponder chip – there is no need for it to be programmed or coded to start your vehicle.

P1786/Y153 is sold under a few additional names, depending on the manufacturer – Ilco P1786, Ilco EZ Y153, Curtis Y-153, Jet Y153, JMA CHR-18, Orion CY1, Silca CY15R, Star HPL73, Strattec 320514. However, P1786/Y153 is the most common one.

Key blank (for online purchase): P1786/Y153 (Click to order online)

Where can I get a new car key made?

How to get a non transponder key replacement

Generally speaking, you have three options:

First, call an automotive locksmith – in most cases, this would be your best choice since most dealers do not keep codes for older models on file. 

Second, order the key online – you can order a key blank online and then call a locksmith to cut it for you. However, please keep in mind that this will not save you much money as it’s a pretty cheap key anyway and the locksmith will probably have some in stock.

Third, dealer – most dealers do not keep key codes for older models (more than 10 years) on file. However, it’s worth a try.

Is programming or coding needed for the P1786/Y153 key? Does this key have a chip in it? Will it needed to be coded to the car?

Non coding is needed for this key

This P1786/Y153 is a non-transponder key and therefore no programming or coding is needed. In addition, if you have the key security code (and if you don’t you can sometimes get it from a dealer), you can take it to a local locksmith and they should be able to cut you a key on site.

How much does it usually cost?

We checked the average price for this key with dealers, automotive locksmiths and online. Needless to say, the price varies and depends on where you get it, the time of day, and your location (mobile locksmith service or dealer).

The prices mentioned below are only rough estimates.


Dealer Price:

If the dealer has the security code on file – it should cost no more than $40. However, dealers don’t usually keep records of key codes for cars that are more than 10 years old.

Locksmith Price:

On-site, mobile service – typically around $35 for the service call out plus about $50 for labor and the key itself.

Locksmith shop (where the locksmith has the key code on file): About $50.

Online Price:

(Uncut): About $3.

I already have a working key. Can I get a duplicate made at the hardware store/locksmith shop/dealership and will it start the car?

Locksmith key copy machine

Yes. As P1786/Y153 is a non-transponder key you can make copies at any hardware store or locksmith shop.

In addition, we recommend making extra copies and keeping the key code in a safe place in case you lose your car keys in the future.

What information will I need to give the locksmith or dealer when I call for the service?

Information to provide a locksmith

First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 1990 Chrysler Town & Country. In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car which you can find on the left side of the dashboard near the side mirror. The VIN will help the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car.

It’s important to ask if you can come and pick up the key, or if the car has to be present. When key codes are not available (as happens with older models), an onsite service may be required to make a new key.

You can, of course, tow the car to the locksmith shop, but that would be more expensive.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – the title, ID, insurance card, etc.