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Hey guys!

I'm 27 y.o. from the UK and I'm looking to by my first car, not an Opel Corsa but a true car, Dodge Challenger ;)

I found one on auction, 2014 Dodge Challenger, however, the car is locked and there are no keys :(

How can you deal with it?

Is the brute force the only way? So:
1. breaking the quarter window/glass to open the door (replacement quarter window + shipment to UK is $200...)
2. dismantling the ignition and starting the engine (to drive from auction lot to home)
3. Replacing the ignition and all door locks
 

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A locksmith should be able to open it. Any Dodge dealers over there? If there is, a tow to the dealer and have them make new keys. Either way you choose, it's going to be pricey.
 
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There is a UK Dodge dealer 20 miles from the auction site. I will be phoning the dealer tomorrow morning to see if they can help me.

How pricey do you recon it will be? below $500 would be fine, given I can get it cheap from auction.
 

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I don't know much about the 2014s. However if it has an actual key slot there may be a chance that you could get a key to start it once you got inside the car. However if it doesn't have a physical key and only has the keyless fob, then the only way will be a certificate of ownership and a trip to the dealer to have a key fob made. To be honest, I think getting into the car will be the least of your worries.

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I would think that the dealer could make you a new FOB with the VIN. You would have to prove that you are the owner of course.
 
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A fellow limey/Brit here, now living in SoCal. I don't think there are Dodge dealers in UK, but more like independent dealers who import them. I'm not sure they will be able to make a key for you, my guess it would have to be done through the US but that might be difficult as US won't know the UK log book/ownership documents. Your best bet might be a local auto locksmith. If your car is a 2014, I think that has the older Mercedes style key, so that might make things easier for the locksmith since Mercs are sold out there
 

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A fellow limey/Brit here, now living in SoCal. I don't think there are Dodge dealers in UK, but more like independent dealers who import them. I'm not sure they will be able to make a key for you, my guess it would have to be done through the US but that might be difficult as US won't know the UK log book/ownership documents. Your best bet might be a local auto locksmith. If your car is a 2014, I think that has the older Mercedes style key, so that might make things easier for the locksmith since Mercs are sold out there
They need the car, fob and scan tool together, I can’t see it being done apart.
 

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These guys claim to be authorized agents for Dodge and Ram. Dodge Rams UK | New Dodge Ram Trucks for Sale in the UK

"We are authorised dealers for Dodge and RAM with approved parts sales and service facilities. "
I remember visiting these guys when I was in UK. I classify them as independent dealers/importers since Dodge is not really sold in Europe aside from specialists like these guys. They have been known to import all US brands. The only recent American cars that were sold new in UK and Europe via 'traditional' dealers were C5 corvettes (I owned one when I lived there that was originally sold by a GM/Vauxhall dealer), LS1 Camaros, Vauxhall Monaros (right hand drive version of the modern Pontiac GTO), and I think the new Rustang is also being sold by Ford dealers out there as a factory right hand drive...

Anyway, Matti, no harm in giving these guys and Clive Sutton in London a call to see if they can help...

But do you really want THIS particular example? I assume if the key is lost you haven't heard it running. There are plenty of examples dotted around the country if you look in the right places and are prepared to drive an hour or two away.
 

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However if it has an actual key slot there may be a chance that you could get a key to start it once you got inside the car.

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It doesnt work quit like that. ^^
The fob signal is what the car detects in order to wake up and start, disable ATS, etc.
2014 shouldn't have a hard physical key for daily driving like an 1978 toytota corrolla, but even if it did, it would be a programmed unit (ie: has internal coded chip) that corresponds to the ATS. No locksmith, or spare/emerg key is going to start the car without the fob.

OP, if they have lost/dont have any/ all key fobs, dodge "may be" able to pull the vin related fob/key code if its on file, confirm ownership of the car to you (they are gonna need paperwork, etc) and create a working fob and cut the emerg valet key.
This is a big maybe however. They normally need at least 1 working, factory married oem fob in hand, in order to do so, and then they can clone another fob, (up to 4 or 5 or 6..it varies per model) can ever be assigned to that car. In other words the factory ATS system only allows so many total fobs to ever be assigned. If previous owner(s) went and cloned 2 or 3 each fror whatever reason, plus the two original factory units, the system maybe full and no more can be assigned.

Failing creating/clone, they may have to simply replace the entire anti theft system, fobs and all.
That is going to be spendy and rather indepth, since the system is buried deep within the car and will require multiple other components to be removed.
If the car is physically locked, which you seemed to indicate it is. I would NOT go busting 1/4 glass..though they are not expensive, they are a major PITA to replace and you'll need the window seals as well..its a one time use from last I recall.

Try an AUTOMOTIVE locksmith to get inside. They have tricks, tools and know how that would cost you far less in the end, including, slightly spreading the door glass via wedges or inflatable bag, to manually diddle the door lock / lock rods (or to remote pull the hood release). The later of which gains access to the underhood fuse box/jumper if the cars batt has died, which on an auction car thats sat for any time at all, is pretty much probable, the batt is flat dead.
You could then attempt to disable &/or trigger certain electronics (which I cant say here on the open forum), which 'could' put you into the trunk, and thus the inside of the cabin by way of the back seat pass thru, or the actual cabin itself. In otherwords, there are less destructive ways...
If the car has gone into anti-theft lock down mode (various conditions can cause that), and no keys, then total ATS replacement is really your only option, but try talking to dodge before you move forward so you dont waste time, effort & money chasing things in the wrong direction. best of luck.
 
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there is a reason its at the auction with no key (doesnt run/start/move) seen it plenty of times at as is auctioins, beware
 
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