Keyless entry and tailgate added to 2018 Tradesman 2500

gene12277

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I recently purchased a 2018 Tradesman 2500 which did not have keyless entry. After reading other posts I was sure that this option could be added by adding the sales code GXM. Like others before me I got the run around from my local dealership about needing a kit but no kit available for the 2018. The parts guy tried telling the service manager that the kit was not available because nothing else was necessary on the 2018. Done dealing with a hardhead, I went to a dealership 40 miles away and it took them about a half hour to “Add sales code GXM, reconfigure vehicle, reset BCM and RFH modules and program key FOB”. As far as the charges “no charge except for part”. I was out the door for $129. I was also very happy to find out the dealership had just purchased my local dealership. Also, if anyone does this be aware that the actuator is already in the tailgate lock, but you need a pigtail in the tailgate wiring Mopar part #68189124AC. Now all my doors and tailgate lock and unlock with the push of button.
 

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Welcome! I see persistence paid off. Congrats!
 

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Normally You will need door handles, antennas, modules, some additional wires and new FOB. See kit below you can purchase if you want to do this in a DYI fashion.
I'm kinda surprise you got that working just programming BCM !
He’s just talking about a fobik with the lock/unlock buttons on it vs an actual key to unlock the doors and insert into the ignition.
 

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What dealer did you go to cause moss wants to charge me 2,000 dollars. I will keep using my key for that price
 

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I programmed new fobs and enabled all secure on mine with alfaobd. Check out the alfaobd sticky thread in the DIY forum.
 
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