Dodge Ram Car Key, Fob, & Remote Replacement

In this article, we will discuss the different types of keys and fobs for a Dodge Ram and address the common questions on how you can get a key replacement. 

Introduction to Dodge Ram Car Keys

The Dodge Ram was first in production in 1981. Dodge Ram keys include mechanical, transponder, remote head, fobik, and smart key. 

What Types of Keys Does A Dodge Ram Use?

This vehicle has many different key types.  

Mechanical Key: 1981-2005

1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985 Dodge Ram uses a Y152 mechanical key.

1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989 Dodge Ram uses a Y153 mechanical key.

1990, 1991, and 1992 Dodge Ram uses a Y154 mechanical key for the doors and ignition.

1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992 Dodge Ram uses a RA4 mechanical key for the tailgate lock. 

1993 Dodge Ram uses a Y155 mechanical key. 

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Dodge Ram can use a Y157 or Y159 mechanical key. 

Transponder Key: 2002-2008

Y160 Transponder Key

2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Dodge Ram uses a Y160 transponder key. 

2006, 2007, and 2008 Dodge Ram uses a Y164 transponder key.

Remote Head Key: 2006-2008

FCC: OHT692713AA / OHT692427AA

2006, 2007, and 2008 Dodge Ram uses a remote head key with FCC OHT692427AAOHT692713AA, or KOBDT04A

Fobik: 2009-2018


2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Dodge Ram uses FCC IYZ-C01C. This key fob can come in a 3 button and 4 button (with remote start).

FCC: GQ4-53T

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Dodge Ram can use FCC GQ4-53T. This fob can come in a 3 button, 4 button (with remote start), or a 5 button (with remote start and air suspension). 

Smart Key: 2013-2024

FCC: GQ4-54T

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Dodge Ram use FCC GQ4-54T. This fob can come in a 3 button, 4 button (with remote start), or a 5 button (with remote start and air suspension). 

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 Dodge Ram uses FCC OHT-4882056. This fob comes in many different button configurations. 


What Type Of Keyless Entry Remote Does My Dodge Ram Use?

1996-1997 Dodge Ram uses part number GQ43VT7T

1998-2002 Dodge Ram uses part number GQ43VT9T. 

2003-2005 Dodge Ram uses part number GQ43VT17T. 


I Lost My Only Key For My Dodge Ram. How Can I Get A Replacement?

You have two options if you lost your car keys.

Call a locksmith: The Key Fob And Remote Shop has many car keys and fobs for Dodge Ram in stock. Contact us to see if we can program a key fob for your vehicle today! Automotive locksmiths carry a large array of car keys and fobs for emergency jobs. Locksmiths are also usually cheaper than the dealership. They might have the key or fob that you need on hand or will be able to order it for you. Make sure to provide the locksmith with the year, make, and model of your vehicle so that they can find the correct key for your vehicle. You will also need registration/title and a valid driver’s license. Most automotive locksmiths offer a mobile service and can come to your location. You can receive service from a locksmith in as low as 10 minutes! 

Bring the vehicle to the dealer: You might not have a locksmith in your area to make the key that you need for your vehicle and you will have to contact the dealership. Dealerships are not usually known for mobile services, so you will need to tow your vehicle to the dealership. Dealerships normally require appointments, so make sure to call before towing your vehicle. Dealerships require that you have your VIN, valid title/registration, and ID to make a new car key/fob. Dealerships can only make you a new car key by VIN, so if you replaced your ignition or rekeyed your locks, you will need to contact a locksmith who can read your key cuts through your lock. 


Can I Get A Key Cut For My Dodge Ram By VIN If I Lost My Only Key?

It is possible that you can get a key cut by VIN depending on the year of your vehicle. Most dealerships only store key codes for up to 10 years. A locksmith usually has access to key codes for 1995 and above. It is best to contact your local dealer or locksmith to see if they will have access to your key code from you VIN. If they cannot obtain this information from you VIN, you will have to contact a locksmith that can read your key cuts from your lock. If your car key requires programming, you will have to tow your vehicle to the dealer. Most locksmiths are mobile and can come to you to program the key to your vehicle.  


My Dodge Ram Has Two Different Keys For The Door And Ignition. What Do I Do If I Lost My Keys?

Chances are that you replaced your ignition before or have had your locks rekeyed. You can contact a local locksmith who can read the key cuts from your lock or ignition. The locksmith should then be able to make you a new set of keys. It is advised that you have the locksmith rekey the locks so that the door locks and ignition use the same key. 


My Dodge Ram Car Key Broke In Half. What Can I Do?

If you have a broken key, the solution is to get a key replacement. It is not recommended that you tape your key together, because the blade could get stuck in the ignition and could damage the wafers inside. If you have a chipped key, you could also cause damage to your immobilizer. You should replace your key immediately. 

The best way to get a key replacement is to call a locksmith, like The Key Fob And Remote Shop. Most locksmiths offer mobile services and can cut/program a new metal key or transponder key to your vehicle. If you have a mechanical key that doesn't need programming, you can bring the broken key to a locksmith shop and they can cut you a new key if the original cuts are still intact. If you don't have any locksmiths in your area to assist you, you can bring your vehicle to the dealership if you have a transponder key. For vehicles that use mechanical keys, you can present the dealership with updated registration and ID. They should be able to cut you a new key for your vehicle. Please keep in mind that some dealerships don't store key codes for more than 10 years. If your key code is not on file with the dealership, then you will have to consult a locksmith.


My Dodge Ram Key Fob Stopped Working. What Can I Do?

The most common reason for a key fob to stop working is a depleted battery. Try replacing the battery with a new one, making sure to use the correct type and size specified for your key fob. Inspect the key fob for any visible damage, such as cracks or water damage. Physical damage can interfere with the functioning of the key fob and may require repair or replacement. If other electrical components of your vehicle are also experiencing issues, such as the door locks or interior lights, the problem may be related to the vehicle's battery. Check the vehicle's battery and electrical system for any signs of malfunction. If none of these solutions work for you, you will need to get a key fob replacement. 


How Do I Know If My Dodge Ram Key Needs To Be Programmed?

Mechanical keys do not need to be programmed. Transponder, fobik, and smart keys do need to be programmed to the vehicle. Refer to the Dodge Ram key types mentioned in this article. 

Are there any DIY programmers for Dodge Ram?

We sell DIY programmers for 2009-2012 Dodge Ram here


If you need to acquire a Dodge Ram car key, fob, or remote replacement in Oahu, Hawaii, give The Key Fob And Remote Shop a call at 808-435-5804 to inquire about pricing.