The other day I had a customer with a 2008 Jeep Liberty (if I remember correctly) that I was going to add a new remote to. However, when I looked at the process it appeared I needed to have some sort of PIN code to complete the process. The customer had purchased the vehicle used so he didn’t have this available. My boss suggested that I have the customer contact a dealership to get the code.
The customer reported back that supposedly, Chrysler now forbids dealerships from giving out this code. That sounded like a load of bullshit to me. I ended up just selling the customer the remote key cut but unprogrammed. I never heard back from him, so I’m assuming everything went OK on his end.
What is everyone’s preferred method of getting these codes? Was the dealership feeding the customer bullshit just so they could force him to do it there? I see there are a number of websites that offer VIN-to-PIN services, but I feel like this is something I could probably do with the right tools. Apparently, there is a way to get a HEX dump from the vehicle and then inspect that to get the PIN. Does anyone know anything about this? I imagine there is some tool that hooks up to the ODBII port that gets the dump, but I don’t know what that is.
The tool I was going to use was the MVP Pro. It’s kind of old I guess. Isn’t there a newer programmer that just bypasses the PIN on Chrysler vehicles? I thought one of the Xhorse tools did this, but maybe I’m thinking of something else.