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Old 10-16-2007, 10:11   #1 (permalink)
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need new remote and key?

hello,i just bought a 2000 ford explorer xlt 4x4 and it wont start, it turns over and tries to start and the theft light keeps flashing,new battery in the remote and the remote wont make it turn off, is there a chip in the key? how do i know if its the right key and remote? wont it say ford on either one? how do i bypass the factory alarm? cut wire, pull fuse etc. thanks
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Old 10-16-2007, 17:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: need new remote and key?

Yes, the key has an transponder in the head.
(A locksmith can help you, call first!)^^^
You need to program the remote. To program:
Open drivers door and press un-lock button twice
Insert key in the ignition
Turn from off to on 8 times in 10 seconds, ending in on position
If the vehicle has successfully entered programing mode,
the locks will cycle
Press any button on the first remote
Locks will cycle
Press any button on second remote
locks will cycle
continue up to 4 remotes
As far as your vehicle not starting, need more info. Was it running when you purchased it? Did thhis key start it before, and not now? etc. etc.
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Yes, the key has an transponder in the head.
(A locksmith can help you, call first!)^^^
You need to program the remote. To program:
Open drivers door and press un-lock button twice
Insert key in the ignition
Turn from off to on 8 times in 10 seconds, ending in on position
If the vehicle has successfully entered programing mode,
the locks will cycle
Press any button on the first remote
Locks will cycle
Press any button on second remote
locks will cycle
continue up to 4 remotes
As far as your vehicle not starting, need more info. Was it running when you purchased it? Did thhis key start it before, and not now? etc. etc.
was not running, bought from impound yard, and they said it needed fuel pump, replaced the fuel pump,filter and strainer, primed, reset the switch, plenty of gas now. programed the remote and it works now, but the theft light keeps flashing and it still wont start.
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Old 10-16-2007, 18:51   #4 (permalink)
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Re: need new remote and key?

If the theft light is flashing, you may have to get the key programmed. Some locksmiths can do this and of course the dealer also. Is it turning over? Some theft systems shut off fuel, some shut off spark (and some may not turn over, not sure though).
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To verify that the key is the problem and not something else, insert key in ignition and turn to the on position. If the "theft" light doesn't go out after a few seconds and continues to blink, the key isn't matched to the anti-theft system.

Its not possible to disable the system. As stated above, you will have to have a locksmith or Ford dealer reprogram the system. Not many locksmiths have the device to do this so check first. You can't just take the key somewhere to have it programed, the vehicle and key have to be together. Actually, the key isn't programed, the vehicle is programed to recognize the key.

If the key you have actually contains a chip, the head of the key should be covered in plastic and the hole in the head should be somewhat rectangular and closer to one side than the other. If the hole is centered in the key head, it does not contain a chip and is useless for anything other than unlocking the door manually.

Some Ford dealers charge an exorbitant price for the chipped keys. If they want more than about 25 bucks, check internet for one. Lot available for $20 or less.

If you are paying a locksmith or dealer to reprogram the system, have two keys made. With 2 keys, you can program additional keys yourself. Its not a bad idea to keep 3 keys. That way you can program a key yourself if you lose one. With only 1 key, you'll be back to the locksmith or dealer to get that second key to work.
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We just bought a used 2009 Fusion. It came with two programmed transponder keys. I just ordered two blank keys on the Internet. These are keys specifically for Ford with a chip in them. Since I already have two working keys is it just a matter of having the new ones cut since I can program them myself? Can they be cut at a Pep Boys or similar business? Pep Boys was able to make a copy from one I have to just open the door - it won't start the vicar of course since it has no chip. The dealer and locksmith prices I'm seeing are outrageous!
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Check the post in the Fusion forum.
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can not program keys unless you have machine to do it... some wal-marts can do this... they take original key, put in machine to recognize and remember the signal from key... then they insert the new key in the machine and it programs it...
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can not program keys unless you have machine to do it... some wal-marts can do this... they take original key, put in machine to recognize and remember the signal from key... then they insert the new key in the machine and it programs it...
That's a cloned key (just an FYI)
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A cloned key won't count as the second key to program one on your own.
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