Dodge Intrepid 2004 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Dodge Intrepid 2004
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 Dodge Intrepid
The LH automobiles were revised for the 1998 model year, with Robert Boniface designing the 1998 Intrepid, which took 31 months from design freeze to production. Two new all-aluminum engines were introduced: a DOHC 2.7 L (2736 cc), 200 hp (150 kW) V6 for base models and a SOHC 3.2 L (3231 cc), 225 hp (168 kW) V6 for the ES. In 1999, a new top-of-the-line R/T model was introduced, with a rebuilt 3.5 L (3518 cc) V6 delivering 242 hp (180 kW) for the ES and 234 hp (174 kW) for the R/T.
The 3.2 L was lowered to an option in the ES at the same time. For the 1998 model year, the Intrepid was substantially revamped and debuted in showrooms in late 1997. Body shells were strengthened and stiffened, and double-shear suspension mounts and integrated side impact protection were added.
MY1999: Minor interior panel revisions. The Chrysler Sentry Key theft-deterrent device prevented the engine from starting unless the correct key was used.
MY2000: New variable-assist steering and a 4-disc in-dash CD changer are available.
In MY2002, the 3.2L engine was phased out, and new wheel covers were introduced. PCM programming tweaks gave the R/T an extra 2 horsepower (1.5 kW), allowing it to produce 244 hp (182 kW) on 89-octane fuel. This was also the year when DaimlerChrysler started cutting costs, which resulted in the Intrepid losing a number of features. The illuminated headlight switch, illuminated traction control switch, illuminated lock and window switches, door courtesy lights (replaced with red reflectors), illuminated ashtray receptacle, trunk lid liner, armrest power outlet, door emblems, driver’s seat map pocket, and blacked-out front fascia paint scheme were among the most noticeable changes. One of the causes for the Intrepid’s sales decline was cost-cutting.
MY2003: The optional 4-disc in-dash CD changer was replaced with an optional 6-disc in-dash CD changer, but no other major changes were made. The R/T was withdrawn in 2003, although the 3.5 L High Output engine was retained in a new SXT variant with a 250 horsepower (186 kW) rating. The SXT designation was later adopted as a trim level across the Dodge product line. The Intrepid SXT was essentially an Intrepid SE with the 3.5 H.O. engine. The engine is from the R/T, but there are additional “sportier” features like a sunroof and a spoiler. It was a value trim vehicle that was classified as an ES (SXT), but with fewer frills and a less powerful engine than the ES.
MY2004: The Intrepid’s popularity declined after a 12-year run. The cab-forward design, which had been groundbreaking in 1993, had become ubiquitous, resulting in the cancellation of the Intrepid. All Intrepids were constructed in AMC’s former assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, which was previously used to produce the Eagle Premier. The 2005 Dodge Magnum and 2006 Dodge Charger were replaced by new rear-wheel-drive LX models. On August 30, 2003, the final Intrepid rolled off the assembly line.