Lost Last Key - Urgent Help Please

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  1. jozdog

    jozdog New Member

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    hi all

    I am a complete idiot - left the final key to my Dodge Nitro on a plane

    Its UK registered and I live in London, however the car is in BARCELONA airport.

    Anyone have any ideas on how to proceed?
    Call a FIAT dealer in London?
    Cheers
    Seb
     
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    Scar0 Khaki Nitro Nut Moderator Member Relations NOTM Winner!

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    Welcome to the forum jozdog. When you have a chance, head over to the Newbie Section and say "Hi".
    Tell us a little about yourself and your ride.
    That way we can welcome you all proper like.

    Oh boy, you are not in a good place. A key will only work if it is programmed into the computers of the Nitro. A dealer can lookup the key cut pattern and make a new key. But once you have the key, you will need either a dealer or locksmith to program it into the computer.
     
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    Thanks
    Yes I need to start with a dealer who can look up the key pattern
    I'm not that fussed about the electronic programming to begin with - I just need to move the car out of the airport and can do this with the physical key... beggers can't be choosers

    Any ideas on a UK dealer that could issue a key?
     
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    With a key that is not programmed, the rig will start for 1- 2 minutes then it will die and not restart. You may be able to unlock the steering wheel and push/tow it out of there.
    Any dodge or fiat dealer should be able to look up the key cut code. But you will have to show proof of ownership before they will give it to you.
     

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