Jeep Wrangler Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Jeep Wrangler Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Jeep Wrangler key replacement - All you need to know

Jeep Wrangler key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Jeep Wrangler replacement car keys – Introduction

Jeep Wrangler keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: Was it a regular key, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a new fobik key - Jeep

Automotive locksmith coding a new fobik key – Jeep

Have you lost your Jeep Wrangler car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Jeep Wrangler key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Jeep Wrangler car key replacement cost

Automotive locksmith coding a new transponder key - Jeep Wrangler

Automotive locksmith coding a new transponder key – Jeep Wrangler

Can I get a replacement Jeep Wrangler key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

Jeep Wrangler key programming – which keys can you program yourself? how to program your key & more.

Keyless Entry Information Jeep Wrangler

Original Jeep Wrangler key replacement

Original Jeep Wrangler key replacement

 

Introduction:

Jeep Wrangler car key replacements

Jeep Wrangler car key replacements

The Jeep Wrangler was introduced in 1987. This model has six types of keys.

Transponder chip keys: 2007 to 2021.

Non-transponder keys: 1991 to 2006.

Jeep transponder key coded by an automotive locksmith

Jeep transponder key coded by an automotive locksmith

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Jeep Wrangler transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021: (OHT1130261)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Jeep Wrangler transponder flip key replacement (68416784AA) or (OHT1130261)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Jeep Wrangler transponder flip key replacement (68416784AA) or (OHT1130261)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: (OHT692713AA)

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Jeep Wrangler transponder key replacement (OHT692713AA)

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Jeep Wrangler transponder key replacement (OHT692713AA)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

  • Please note: The key above is a Y164-PT key with the keyless entry. If you are not interested in keyless entry, or would like to save money, you can simply get the Y164-PT key instead as shown in the picture below.
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Jeep Wrangler transponder key replacement (Y164-PT)

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Jeep Wrangler transponder key replacement (Y164-PT)

 

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006: (P1795/Y159)

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1795/Y159) - (plastic cover)

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1795/Y159) – (plastic cover)

 

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997: (P1794/Y157)

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1794/Y157)

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1794/Y157)

 

1993: (P1793/Y155)

1993 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1793/Y155)

1993 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1793/Y155)

 

1991, 1992: (P1789/Y154)

1991, 1992 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1789/Y154)

1991, 1992 Jeep Wrangler non-transponder key replacement (P1789/Y154)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Jeep Wrangler car keys. I don’t have a spare, so need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to get a Jeep Wrangler replacement key

How to get a Jeep Wrangler replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Jeep Wrangler cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Jeep Wrangler. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Jeep Wrangler key replacement service near your location - Tips

Jeep Wrangler key replacement service near your location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2021 Jeep Wrangler.

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

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

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Q: Jeep Wrangler key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Jeep Wrangler key without the original? What is the average price?

Jeep Wrangler key replacement cost - estimate only

Jeep Wrangler key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Jeep Wrangler key can cost between $130 to $350. The cost depends on a number of factors:

  1. The type of key you need
  2. The car’s year of manufacture
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not
Factors to consider about key replacement cost

Factors to consider about key replacement cost

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors for identifying if you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key. The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. On later models, you can therefore expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

Jeep key fob coding

Jeep key fob coding

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

If you have previously had your ignition cylinder replaced, which is quite common in older cars, this probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In such cases, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, and here the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Jeep Wrangler key replacement by its VIN?

Jeep Cherokee key replacement by VIN

Jeep Cherokee key replacement by VIN

A: That depends on the year of manufacture of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN gives dealers or automotive locksmiths the option of accessing the key code on file – i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, Jeep dealers will no longer have its key code record, so an automotive locksmith will be your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key, the codes should be available. However, as coding is required, you will have to either tow the car to the dealer, or have an automotive locksmith come and code the key on site.

For more information, click here

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Q: Jeep Wrangler key programming – which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive locksmith programming a Jeep Wrangler key on-site

Automotive locksmith programming a Jeep Wrangler key on-site

A: Jeep has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Jeep keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that need to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Jeep non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them, so no programming is needed.

P1795/Y159, P1794/Y157, P1793/Y155, P1789/Y154.

 

For Jeep Wrangler keys that need to be programmed, you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Jeep Wrangler programming tool - For key fobs and transponder keys

Jeep Wrangler programming tool – For key fobs and transponder keys

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

OHT1130261, OHT692713AA.

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Keyless entry information for the Jeep Wrangler:

For year models 2007 to 2021, there is a built-in keyless entry in the transponder keys.

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