HI all, we all know you can reverse the key on the trucks either side up,
but can you cut one pattern on one side of key, and different pattern on
other side (for our other dodge), and still have the key work?? could use
Yes, and no. The pattern is the same on both
sides, so physically it will work, just like a Ford.
However, some cars have an electronic "key" inside
the metal key. There's a sensor in the lock that
detects the correct key. Without that, the correct key
pattern won't operate the ignition.
Buying an extra blank key with the correct chip is
a little expensive. But you could do it if one car had
the chip and the other didn't.
In reality, it depends on the lock cylinder. I haven't taken one apart but
if it has tumblers on both sides, then the two sides must match for the key
to turn. I don't know if they did it that way but it is something to think
about or at least ask about.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
I did it on my 92 and 90 Dodge pickups. Not a big deal and it works
perfectly. I used a blank with plastic on the end and I filed a notch on one
side so it was easy to determine what side was for what truck. Makes a great
spare key to keep in your wallet too.
Yes, that will work. Just make sure that the keys aren't SKIM keys which
have an electronic transponder built into them. They will still unlock the
doors, but will not start the vehicle.
Chryco Service Manager
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