Re: Dealer can't make me keys from VIN for 1994 F150 ?!?
"Jeff" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I am in situation where I would like to get some new keys for my 1994
>> F150 . The only keys I have are 3rd or 4th generation and will not
>> duplicate well . I want to get a new set of key cut from the ID #s but
>> Ford dealer says their database does not go back that far !!! . Is
>> this true ? My alternative is either to repalce the locks or see
>> what locksmith can do for me both of which are more expensive and
>> inconvenient for me .
> I broke car key (I think was using it a screwdriver - not recommended) a
> few years ago. When lock smith came out, he was able to make a new one
> using the old peices as a guide. There are only five or six ridges and
> with about 2 or 3 different heights for each one. So it isn't too hard to
> duplicate a new one that is just like new.
I should have added that my car was the last year for the contour that this
could be done for (1997). Later cars have the electonic key fobs or
something. Electronic key fobs were in use in other cars before 1997,
whether or not this would work for a particular car or truck, I don't know.