My mom just got a '00 caravan, but the dealer didnt have the remotes so she bought 2 on ebay. how would you program the remotes to the car or do we have o take it to a dealer? I know its not n intrepid but it still dodge maybe its done the same way thanks
This explains how to program additional transmitters, you must have one working transmitter. The following is from a 2000 owner's manual.
Up to four transmitters can be programmed.
1. With the vehicle in Park, turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Using a previously programmed transmitter press the Unlock button on the transmitter. Continue to hold the Unlock button, wait atleast 4 but no longer than 10 seconds, then press and hold the Panic button for atleast one second. Release both buttons simultaneously. You will hear a chime to signal that you can proceed with the programming of the new transmitter.
3. Press and release any button on each new transmitter to be programmed as well as the previously programmed transmitter. You will hear a chime when a transmitter has been successfully programmed. You will have 30 seconds to finish programming all new transmitters. A chime will sound when the 30 seconds is over or the ignition switch is turned to the Lock position.
If the caravan has the RKE system installed already, but no remotes, then yes, they'll just charge you to program a remote. I've seen this fee anywhere from $5 to $40. BUT... If it wasn't equipped with it to begin with, then you have to either find an RKE module yourself or have them install one for you, then pay to program the remotes.