Re: Cutting Ford Keys
There is more than one side to everything. You want to pay and I want some $$$, so hell yeah, I'd cut your key and program it, but of course, no guarantee it will work. What you bought may be a pos. Call the Ford dealer and see if they will do it. Ford has a whole lot more buying power than the locksmith. Most are small and often one man shops. The machine to program, costs the locksmith about 5-8 grand, needs constant updates because of new technology. Then of course there is the cost of a cloning machine if they have that too.
It takes a lot of sales to pay for the machine before they can make some bling. So you can’t really blame them, but if it was my shop, I’d do the work. Call some other locksmiths in, or near your area. You may find one that will do it for you.
Also, many shops are mobile only, so they usually charge more than one that has a walk in shop. Some hardware stores and even some walmarts can do the keys too, but all they are using is a cloning machine. If that is the case, you still won’t be able to add your own additional keys later.
Google Ford PATS systems if you care to read up on it some more. Knowledge can be power in the right hands.
Don’t lose your only key or you may find yourself paying HUNDREDS!!! To get a new working key.