I know that it OT but I suspect that someone here drives a Dodge Ram and
thus maybe they can help.
I recently purchased a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI that had been
repossessed. The seller only had one key for it but made arrangements
with the local Dodge dealer to get another one made for me. This morning
I went over to the dealer and they cut and programmed the new key.
Once I got home I noticed that it had an extra button on it. At least it
was "extra" from other keys that I have for vehicles including Dodges. I
took a picture of the new key and uploaded it to one of my domains so
point your browser to http://www.dongares.com/newkey.htm and take a look.
Any help would be appreciated.
I believe that x2 is the trunk release button, which I believe
requires a double click to activate.
Seems like they gave you a key fob for a car/SUV even though you have
Unless of course you have a lock on your tailgate, like for a tonneau
I do have a lock on the tailgate but it is manual (I know because I put
it on). What is interesting is if you click it twice it will lock the
doors but I am sure that is not what it was intended for.
The button is for remote-start.
Watch this demonstration:
Seems you have to press the door-lock button twice, then press the
remote-start button twice (holding it down on the second press until the
I think this might have been an option starting on 2006 and up Dodge
If you have a HEMI, it might have the remote-start as standard
I never knew it but one remote starter we have can start the vehicle
when it reaches a preset temperature. So say there is really cold
weather and the vehicle is outside you can tell it to start during the
night. One remote got lost and I had to make the system learn the
replacement and I found that while looking through the manual.
I have a '01 Dodge Ram and '00 Chrysler 300m. Neither have remote
But I don't drive the Ram in the winter, and I garage them both at night
(every night) so even on the coldest winter morning the car is never
colder than 50f.
BINGO, we have a winner! You are correct, it is a remote-start. All you
have to do is press the "remote-start" button twice (no lock button
needed) and the vehicle starts. Because it was a repro they must have
had to make the key that came with it and they didn't know that it had
the remote-start option thus that button was not on the key that I
originally got with it. Now I need to purchase another key with the
remote-start button to match the other one. :-(
Thanks a bunch,
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