hey, not really sure if this is the right spot to post this, but here it goes...
so i have an old '99 explorer xls that i bought myself when i got my license almost 2 years ago. i bought it used and it only came with one key. well it kinda broke on me for a bit and my dad needed they key bc he said he would take it to a shop. well, he lost the key, the ONLY one i had. we looked everywhere for it. i've heard that Ford dealerships will cut you a new key if necessary but when i went today they said they couldnt do it bc it was older than 10 years. they asked for the key code and i had no idea what to say.
so my question is, where is the key code located that i can give to the dealership for my new key? i've read that its embedded in the VIN, but i gave them the VIN today and they still said i needed a key code. so can someone please help me out? i really miss having my own car!