How to Program a Remote Entry for a Jeep Grand Cherokee

by Kenneth W. Michael Wills

If you own a 1996 or newer Jeep Grand Cherokee with keyless entry, the vehicle comes with a remote that will allow you to lock and unlock your doors without the key. The remote will require programming to work with the keyless entry system. As a security feature however, the Jeep Grand Cherokee does not come with onboard programming instructions for the remote. Reprogramming will require the use of a computer system to reset the programmed entries and to accept new ones.

Schedule an appointment to program your remotes at a Jeep dealership. You will need to provide the year of your Jeep Grand Cherokee, and realize that the programming procedure will likely incur a fee. You should inquire about the fee before committing to an appointment.

Bring all remotes requiring programming to your appointment, along with any remotes already programmed, as these will need reprogramming as well. Your dealer will connect a computer system to your vehicle to complete the task.

Test your remotes before leaving the dealership.


  • check In addition to Jeep dealers, you may check with locksmiths in your area to find out if one of them provides this service. If so, you will need to pay a fee, but the locksmith will bring the equipment to your to accomplish the task.

About the Author

Kenneth W. Michael Wills is a writer on culture, society and business. With more than 15 years of experience in sales, public relations and written communications, Wills' passion is delighting audiences with invigorating perspectives and refreshing ideas. He has ghostwritten articles on a diverse range of topics for corporate websites and composed proposals for organizations seeking growth opportunities.

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