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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, baldycotton2
> Do I have to go to the Ford dealership to get a new key made.
> I lost one somehow and need to get a new one cut, but I'd rather not pay
> dealership prices.
> Can I get one anywhere else?
If you have TWO keys already programmed, then you can usually add more
If you only have one key, then the dealer or somebody with a scanner
that can access the PATS security system will be required to add it in.
You can see if local hardware or other stores carry secure keys for
your Ford. Otherwise, you may need the key itself cut at a Ford or
Basically, when you get a new car, the FIRST thing you should do is
get one or two spares made, preferably as part of the deal. Put them in
a safe place. That way, if you lose one, you will still always have at
least 2 left and make it easier to program in a replacement.
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