Mile High Locksmith is an expert Jeep Laredo locksmith company. We know a lot about the keys and locks for Jeep Laredo, and also have a lot of experience with the common problems Jeep Laredo have. If you have lost your Jeep key, broke it, or your ignition switch has stopped turning, this is where Mile High Locksmith can come in and help.
Does my Jeep Laredo key have a chip in it?
The first way to tell if your Jeep Laredo has a transponder key, (chip key), or not is by the color of the key head. A black color means you do not have a transponder key, and if the key head is gray, then this means you do have a transponder key. The second way to know if you have a transponder or chip key, is if you have push buttons on your key head. The third way, as you can see in the picture, is that when you turn your ignition switch to the on position, and all the lights come on your dashboard, such as the gas light, oil light, etc., on the left corner on the top you will see a light with a key on it or a light that just says security. Either way, this light means that you have a transponder key.
What type of Jeep key do i have? Here is some general information we would like to share with you:
If you Jeep Laredo was made in the years 1992,1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998, then this means that you have just a regular key without any special features. If you lost your Jeep Laredo key and have no spare, for most of these years, a Jeep dealership will not be able to make you a new key by the VIN number, and most likely, you will need to use an automotive locksmith to make a new key. The locksmith will have tools that he can use to disassemble one of the locks on your Jeep and get the key information that he will need to use.
If you Jeep Laredo was made in the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, then most likely you will have a transponder, or chip key. These keys will need to be programed to your Jeep’s immobilizer. Either a Jeep dealership or an automotive locksmith will be able to do this for you.
If your Jeep Laredo was made in the years 2005, 2006, and 2007, then most likely your Jeep key will have push buttons on the key head to lock and unlock to doors. These keys are transponder keys, also known as a key fob.
If your Jeep Laredo was made in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, then most likely it will have a Smart key. This key is the most advanced key made so far.
Spare key for Jeep Laredo
If you do have a working key for your Jeep and you just need to make a duplicate key, we would like to share some information with you about where you can do this.
If your Jeep Laredo was made between the years 1992 and 1998, a key copy will be easy to make. Your neighborhood hardware store or a locksmith store will be able to copy this key for you for only a few dollars.
If you Jeep Laredo was made between the years 1999 and 2013, then your key will have the chip features. These keys will have to be programmed to your Jeep. This means that whoever makes the key copy for you will have to connect a machine to your Jeeps immobilizer.
Replace lost Jeep Laredo key
If you lost your key to your Jeep Laredo, and you do not have any spare key to copy, making a new key can either be easy or it can be more difficult depending on the year your Jeep Laredo was made. There are a couple of ways to get your Jeep Laredo key information and you do not need a physical key at all. One way to get the Jeep key information is by the Jeep Laredo’s VIN number and the second is by the key code.
Who can make me a Jeep Laredo replacement key by using the VIN number or key code? Both an automotive locksmith or a Jeep dealership can make you a new key for your Jeep. The difference between the two is the type of services and prices. You can tow in your Jeep to the locksmith or the dealership, but in a case that you cannot tow your Jeep, a locksmith will be able to come to you and make you a key wherever your Jeep is located. The pricing is always different between a locksmith and a dealership. The reason is, is that the dealership has different tools and ways to make Jeep keys than a locksmith. Sometimes the dealership can be more expensive and sometimes less expensive than a locksmith. We recommend that you shop around between the two to see who has the better price.
Jeep Laredo key won’t turn
If your key does not turn your ignition switch anymore, or it has become harder to put the key in or pull the key out of the ignition, our first recommendation is to stop using this key right away. If you continue to use this key, it can damage your ignition even further. There are a couple of reasons why your key is not turning the ignition switch anymore or has become harder to put in or pull out of the ignition. The first reason is the key may be worn out. This happens over time. Making a copy of this key will not help. You will need to take the key to a locksmith and have them make you a new key by using your Jeep’s VIN number. The second reason your Jeep does not turn in the ignition switch is because one of the wafers in the cylinder is stuck. A locksmith will need to re-key the ignition for you.