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Old 09-01-2008, 18:51   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 1999 f-250 , and i lost the key. i have a 2000 f-150 which was wrecked, can i use this ignition in my f-250?
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Old 09-03-2008, 19:45   #2 (permalink)
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Go to Ford dealership and buy new keys
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Old 09-03-2008, 19:47   #3 (permalink)
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F-Series have seperate pats module under dash, can be swoped if your good, or you can just disable pats in the ecu.
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would this also work on a 2003 focus?
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:16   #5 (permalink)
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Re: reset antitheft

If you are talking about the ignition lock, just have your new lock keyed to match your old key by a locksmith.
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No its not the metal "key" part of the key. The plastic key handle has a PATS (passive anti theft system) transceiver chip. The car portion of the PATS system is a module that will keep the car from starting if they are not programmed right. On some cars this means no crank, on others it meant no ignition. If you have a spare key, the erased key can be reprogrammed with a series of key-on, key-off maneuvers. I believe I have the factory instructions somewhere for those year keys, but before I dig it up let me know if it will help. If the keys have the same looking handle they can be exchanged between years and vehicles, but again you need to have one spare key that works with you car or you need to go to the dealer.

By the way, all of this also applies for the remote key-fobs.. at least on the late 90's-early 00's.
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