Procedure for Programming Chrysler Keys
The engine immobilizer is an anti-theft system that employs a keyfob with a digital code stored on it. When the keyfob comes into contact with the vehicle’s electronic management system or is inserted into the ignition switch, it transmits this “password” to it. If the user has the correct keyfob, the engine will start up.
The engine immobilizer is a safe method of discouraging thieves from stealing your car through hotwiring or traditional methods such as hammering the ignition with a screwdriver to force it to start. It’s like an extra layer of security on top of your car’s alarm.
St. George Evans and Edward Birkenbuel invented and patented the electric immobiliser/alarm system in 1919. When the ignition switch was turned on, current from the battery (or magneto) went to the spark plugs, allowing the engine to start or immobilizing the vehicle and sounding the horn. Each time the car was driven, the system settings could be changed. Modern immobiliser systems are automatic, which means the owner does not have to remember to turn it on.
Since January 1, 1998, all new cars sold in Germany have been required to have immobilizers, as have all new cars sold in the United Kingdom since October 1, 1998, in Finland since 1998, in Australia since 2001, and in Canada since 2007. Early models used a static code in the ignition key (or key fob) that was recognized by an RFID loop around the lock barrel and checked for a match against the vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU). If the code is not recognized, the ECU will prevent fuel from flowing and ignition from taking place. Later models employ rolling codes or advanced cryptography to prevent code copying from the key or ECU.
Every CHRYSLER car comes with a simple process for programming the car’s immobilizer keys. The CHRYSLER car models are shown below:
- Chrysler 300 M
- Chrysler Sebring Coupe
- Chrysler Sebring Convertible
- Chrysler PT Cruiser
- Chrysler 300
- Chrysler 300C
- Chrysler Town and Country Van
Chrysler, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is one of the “Big Three” automobile manufacturers in the United States. Stellantis, based in the Netherlands, has an American subsidiary. Stellantis North America, in addition to the Chrysler brand, sells vehicles worldwide under the Dodge, Jeep, and Ram nameplates. Mopar, its automotive parts and accessories division, and SRT, its performance automobile division, are also included.
Walter Chrysler founded the original Chrysler Corporation in 1925 from the remnants of the Maxwell Motor Company. It was purchased by Daimler-Benz, which renamed itself DaimlerChrysler in 1998. After Daimler sold Chrysler in 2007, the company was known as Chrysler LLC (2007–2009) and Chrysler Group LLC (2009–2014) before being bought out by Fiat S.p.A. and merged into the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”) in 2014. In 2021, Chrysler becomes a subsidiary of Stellantis, the company formed by the merger of FCA and PSA Group (Peugeot Société Anonyme) in 2021.
Walter Chrysler used the General Motors brand diversification and hierarchy strategy that he had become familiar with while working in General Motors’ Buick division. In 1928, he purchased Fargo Trucks and the Dodge Brothers Company, and launched the Plymouth and DeSoto brands. Faced with postwar declines in market share, productivity, and profitability as GM and Ford expanded, Chrysler borrowed $250 million from Prudential Insurance in 1954 to fund expansion and new car designs.
In the 1960s, Chrysler expanded into Europe by acquiring French, British, and Spanish automakers; Chrysler Europe was sold to PSA Peugeot Citroen for $1 in 1978. In the 1970s, the company struggled to adapt to changing markets, increased import competition from the United States, and safety and environmental regulations. It formed an engineering partnership with Mitsubishi Motors and began selling Mitsubishi vehicles in North America under the Dodge and Plymouth brands. When it was on the verge of bankruptcy in the late 1970s, it was saved by a $1.5 billion loan guarantee from the United States government. In the 1980s, new CEO Lee Iacocca was credited with returning the company to profitability. Diamond-Star Motors was founded in 1985, further strengthening the Chrysler-Mitsubishi relationship. Chrysler purchased American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1987, bringing the profitable Jeep brand under the Chrysler umbrella. Chrysler merged with German automaker Daimler-Benz in 1998 to form DaimlerChrysler AG; the merger was controversial among investors. As a result, Chrysler was sold to Cerberus Capital Management in 2007, and the company was renamed Chrysler LLC.