Dodge Challenger 2009-2017 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Dodge Challenger 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
ADD KEY (Must have two working integrated keys):
1. Insert first working integrated key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to the ON position for at least 3 seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first key.
2. Insert the second working integrated key and turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the second key.
3. Insert a blank integrated key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing. Turn on again for 3 seconds and then turn off.
The new integrated key is programmed. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to 8 keys.
About Dodge Challenger
The limited edition 2008 SRT8s were completed in July 2008, and manufacture of the extended 2009 lineup began in early August of the same year. The extended lineup was the same as what had been shown earlier that spring at the 2008 New York Auto Show. For 2009, Chrysler debuted the whole Dodge Challenger lineup, with four model levels – SE, R/T, SRT8, and SXT in Canada only. In addition to the SRT8, which remained unmodified except for an available 6-speed manual transmission and a standard limited-slip differential, the lineup included the previously stated SE and SXT, both of which used the 250 horsepower (186 kW) 3.5-liter V6.
The R/T had a 5.7-liter Hemi engine that produced 372 horsepower (277 kW) and 398 lbft (540 Nm) of torque when paired with the 5 speed automatic, and 375 hp (280 kW) and 404 lbft (548 Nm) when paired with the SRT8’s Tremec 6-speed manual transmission.
The Rallye Package for the SE model was new for 2009. Dual body stripes on the nose and trunk, a chromed fuel cap, a decklid spoiler, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and Micro Carbon inside accents were all part of the package.
The mid-level Challenger R/T is powered by a 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8 mated to either a 5-speed automatic or a Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission. The engine in automobiles with automatic transmissions has the Multi-Displacement System and is rated at 372 horsepower (277 kW) (SAE) and 398 lbft (540 Nm) torque. The Multi-Displacement System option was removed, and the engine is rated at 375 horsepower (280 kW) (SAE) and 404 lbft (548 Nm) torque with the 6-speed manual transmission.
Another innovation was the Intelligent Deceleration Fuel Shut-Off (iDFSO), which was only available on automatic variants. The first to combine a Multi-Displacement system and fuel shut-off. The final drive ratio was 3.06:1 on cars with automatic transmissions, 3.73:1 on cars with 6-speed manual transmissions and 18-inch (460 mm) wheels, or 3.92:1 on cars with 6-speed manual transmissions and optional 20-inch (510 mm) wheels. The “Track Pak” option group, which included the Tremec manual transmission, a limited slip differential, and self-leveling rear shock absorbers, was also available on R/T.
The Challenger R/T Classic features nostalgic touches like script “Challenger” badges on the front panels and black or white “R/T” stripes. It comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission, with an optional six-speed manual transmission with a pistol-grip shifter. It was offered in Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Stone White, and various “legacy” colors: Toxic Orange, HEMI-Orange, TorRed, B5 Blue, Plum Crazy Purple, Detonator Yellow, and Furious Fuchsia. Production began in February 2009.
The 2009 SRT8, while still powered by the 6.1 L (370 cu in) Hemi V8, is nearly identical to its predecessor, with the only difference being the option of a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. Brembo brakes, a sport suspension, bi-xenon headlamps, heated leather sport seats, keyless go, Sirius satellite radio, and 20-inch (510 mm) forged aluminum wheels are standard features, in addition to the majority of amenities found on the R/T and SE models, such as air conditioning and cruise control. Furthermore, the 2009 model has a “restricted slip” differential, which was not available on the 2008 model. A “Spring Special” SRT8 Challenger in B5 Blue was also available, but owing to continuous plant shutdowns, only a little more than 250 Spring Special Challengers were constructed by the conclusion of the 2009 model year.