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Chris R
12-08-2008, 02:00 PM
I have an 88 Chrysler Dynasty..the ignition key is broken in half..any remedys? Not able to find the other half!

Andre
12-08-2008, 02:34 PM
You're pretty much screwed unless you have a blank and are handy with a small tri-cornered file.
If you live within walking distance to somewhere that cuts key and the key cutter knows what he's doing you might get lucky.
That's only if your broken key is a clean break and not to bent or twisted though.

General Lee
12-08-2008, 03:03 PM
call a locksmith they have the key codes or a dealer

Andre
12-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Either one would be pretty expensive.
The dodge dealer could look up your the key from your VIN number and cut it, but the last I heard they were charging about $20 a key and that doesn't include delivery.

General Lee
12-08-2008, 04:59 PM
20 bux is pretty cheep you could just use a screw driver lol i had a grand am that u did not even need a key to start it lol

Andre
12-08-2008, 05:10 PM
Oh man, did I ever mis-read the first post.

Not able to find the other half!
I thought he was talking about his old lady who had a spare set of keys.:plol:

If the other half of your key is not stuck in the ignition, then taking the VIN and ownership to the dealer is your best bet.

Barry Morris
12-08-2008, 06:03 PM
Lose the key to a rental and it'll cost you 250 bucks!!!

Andre
12-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Yeah those are usually those digital keys though.
88 Chrysler Dynasty is a one sided steel key if I remember correctly...not so much $

General Lee
12-08-2008, 06:41 PM
Lose the key to a rental and it'll cost you 250 bucks!!!


i have seen them a lot more then that all depends on the car

Andre
12-08-2008, 06:58 PM
Yep, I've heard of some being as high as $450 and I haven't had anything to do with making keys or what they cost now for a while.
Though the prices may have gone down since then...I doubt it/

Chris R
12-10-2008, 08:50 AM
Thank's to all who responded..i guess the best remedy..would to take the vin number..and go to a dealer...Again many thank's!