2. The damage to the housing
caused by the theft attempt.
1. A recent addition to the Advanced Diagnostics Chrysler Key programming arsenal has been the addition of the
SKIM Ring Reprogramming Software. This feature is very handy on Chrysler vehicles in cases where the Sentry Key
Immobilizer Module (SKIM) immobilizer ring needs to be replaced. Many times a theft attempt results in a broken
SKIM module ring, but in some cases the modules fail with no apparent cause. In this case of a 2006 Chrysler
Sebring a theft attempt left the SKIM module ring
broken and the lock housing damaged. We elected to
replace the entire upper steering column. It is important
to note that you must use a NEW SKIM module and
NEW key to make the procedure successful.
3. The broken SKIM Module
4. We begin by prepping the
donor column for installation.
5. Remove the cylinder and re-key
it to the correct key for the car.
6. Remove the USED
7. The new SKIM Module
to be installed.
8. The column with the NEW key
and NEW SKIM module installed.