Chrysler 300 M 2005 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Chrysler 300M for the year 2005.
ADD KEY (Must have two working Sentry Keys):
1. Put one of the two current keys into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
2. After the key has been in the ON position for at least three seconds — but no more than 15 seconds — turn the key back to the OFF position.
3. Take the key out and put in the second current key, turning it to the ON position, all within 15 seconds. The second key cannot be the same as the first key.
4. After ten seconds, a theft alarm light will illuminate and a single chime will sound. This confirms entry into “Customer Programming Mode”.
5. Within 60 seconds, turn key OFF and remove the current key.
6. Put a new key into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
7. After ten seconds, a single chime will sound. The theft alarm light will turn off. Wait three seconds and turn key OFF.
8. Repeat these steps for additional keys.
About Chrysler 300M
Automatic headlights were fitted in 1999, and the speed limiter was abolished by the Handling Group. In 2000, an interlock was installed to prevent the transmission from shifting out of Park unless the brake pedal was touched, and tether anchors for child seats were added to the rear shelf. More modifications came with the 2001 model year, including an optional luxury package with an automated dimming driver-side mirror and supplemental side airbags. Optionally, a more advanced EVIC (trip computer) was installed. New jeweled taillights were also added to the 300M.
Electronic brake distribution was added to antilock brakes in 2002, along with a new computer that incorporated engine and transmission controls, latch tethers, and “natural” evaporative emission monitoring. Beginning in mid-2002, the 300M Special was available. It had a 3.89 final drive ratio and a 255 horsepower (190 kW; 259 PS) 3.5 liter engine that used premium (91+ octane) fuel and produced 258 pound force-feet (350 Nm) of torque.
Standard features included a performance-type dual exhaust, high-performance brakes, and 18-inch Z-rated tires, with Michelin Pilot Sport 245/45R18 performance tires available as an option. Premium “Waterfall” leather seats, signal mirrors, body cladding, and a slightly lower ride height were all standard on the Special. High-intensity discharge headlamps and faux-carbon-fiber inside trim panels replaced the normal woodgrain trim panels on this model.
In 2002, a small number of 300M “Pro-Am” variants were sold. These models came with a two-toned leather inside and an Infinity audio system with subwoofers. The Pro-Am also included a set of limited-edition golf clubs as well as a trunk organizer for a golf bag. New colors were added in 2003, and a six-disc CD changer replaced the four-disc changer, as well as changer controls on the stereo.
Optional Sirius Satellite Radio and a stereo with DVD-based GPS navigation were added in 2004. Chrysler introduced the Platinum Series 300M for the 2004 model year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the company’s first minivan (Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country/Plymouth Voyager). The Platinum Series included the Sebring Convertible, PT Cruiser, Sebring Sedan, Sebring Coupe, and Town & Country, in addition to the 300M. Only three exterior colors were offered for the Platinum Series 300M: Graphite Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic, and Brilliant Black Crystal.
Other highlights included a two-tone upholstery in deep slate/light taupe, chrome door handles, deep gloss black turn signal mirrors with reverse gear auto pivot, and 17-inch chrome wheels. A 360-watt Infinity II Cassette/CD player was also supplied, as well as a free SIRIUS satellite radio system with a one-year SIRIUS subscription. Leather seats, satin silver bezels, chrome or platinum coated wheels, and other distinctive interior embellishments are available. On the C pillars, these models have a distinctive Platinum Series badge.