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I'm probably not the first to do this, but I left one of my key FOB's in my pants pocket and it was put through the wash. I pulled it apart and dried it out in a bag of rice, but there was a spot of corrosion on the some of the contacts and when I brushed it off with a soft toothbrush I found some damage that can't be repaired. The FOB actually still works, but it it continually unlocks the trunk as soon as the battery is connected. The rest of the buttons work fine.

I called my local dealer and (after giving him my VIN) was told that the new FOB will be $157, and that they are on national backorder and won't be available until July. Even then, they only plan on producing 1200 of them and there are already around 450 on order.

$157 programmed (no extra charge) is actually a pretty good price, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of another source for these that might be available sooner or cheaper.

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Sure... ebay


http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=2009+dodge+key+fob&_sacat=0&_odkw=2010+dodge+key+fob&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

Use your other existing key to program it.
Instructions should be in the manual somewhere (I know it's in our 300c manual)
You need to have 2 good original fob's to do it. (edit: not just 1)

Here's the procedure... you need 2 orig keys... but they just need to be able to turn the car on... so yours might still work
Just use the damaged one 1st... then the good one... then the new one

 

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I wish it were sitting on my basement work table.There aren't too many broken electronic things that can't be fixed under magnification and bright lights.There's nothing inside that will corrode that fast,the circuit board is dipped in clear epoxy.Usually a heat gun will do the trick,that's provided nothing went horribly wrong while it was being "examined".
 
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