Welcome! Do you have an Owner's Manual for your Nitro? If so just turn to page 15 and it should answer all your questions. Sure your Dealer can do it but why? "Customer Key Programing Procedure" You can order blank keys that require being cut "On-Line" cheaply,too. Good Luck!I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro and the spare key will turn the vehicle on but the vehicle only runs about 5 to 10 seconds. The original key works fine. Can I reprogram the key myself or do I take it to the dealer? What is the cost?
Rick thank you for that help with the manual that was what I was looking for. Now the key on the other hand the dealer lost their minds. $195 for the for and $60 to program. NO. found them on ebay going to order them there and program myself. I do have one question have you seen these and if so do they work well?
Thanks for the update and glad it was covered. Someone knew about this defective designed part but wanted the owner to pay for the replacement. It should have been a recall, but was just cheaper to replace the few that were covered under factory warranty and then sell the replacements at full list price. Many many parts on all cars are designed this way!Eventually got to the bottom of this
It turns out that the seal on the lock actuator unit was letting water in and thus, when the temperature dropped, caused it freeze and fail.
Interestingly enough, the new unit had been modified in this area - thus something the manufacturer must have known about
Anyway, new one in and no further issues
It was also covered under warranty = happy days