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Old 07-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Dusky Dusky is offline
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Exclamation Help! "Damaged Key??" 2010 2500 Crew

---I first posted this in the general discussion which was apparently the wrong place...sorry about that---

First post....sort of an emergency

I have a 2010 Ram 2500 Crew (5.7 Hemi). Slightly over a month old (9000 miles so far). It's been a fantastic truck until now.

Parked it as usual last night and removed key. Got back in today and when I opened the door the chime was ringing and "key in ignition" showing on the display although there was no key inserted. It then changed to "damaged key"...still without a key in the ignition. Tried both keys dozens of times and nothing happens except "damaged key" display. Acc. doesn't work either. Interior and exterior lights work but nothing else (radio, etc.).

Also, the steering wheel is not locked (can manually turn wheels). Truck is in park and the shifter can't be moved.

I disconnected the battery cable and reconnected in hopes that might "reset" something but no luck.

I need to leave tomorrow on a weeklong multi-state trip (adding to the 9000 miles/month )

If anyone has any advice on what might be going on....I'd really appreciate it.


Last edited by Dusky; 07-03-2010 at 10:18 PM.
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