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Old 03-14-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Petey the Wonder Dog
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Ford key replacement with chip

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?
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Old 03-14-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

Did you say what year your Ford is? My 2000 takes a trip to the dealershop
and about $80. I had two made at the same time that way if I lose one they
can make another with just the two keys and no time on the car computer at
only $20. Yipes did I say ONLY $20!!
Pops


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"Petey the Wonder Dog" <baldycotton2@mchsi.comedy> wrote in message
news:qm9c31d0it38os74uqcbll187552ol003v@4ax.com...
> 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?



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Old 03-14-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

[This followup was posted to alt.autos.ford and a copy was sent to the
cited author.]

In article <qm9c31d0it38os74uqcbll187552ol003v@4ax.com>, baldycotton2
@mchsi.comedy says...
> 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?


It depends.

If you have TWO keys already programmed, then you can usually add more
yourself.

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
Lincoln/Mercury dealer.

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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Old 03-14-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

Sound advice..... I realize that the charge that the dealer extracts can
seem usurious...... (here comes the 'however')..... however, if we lose a
PATs key, can we be sure that the person finding it can't find our car? The
majority of PATs systems can handle up to 8 programmed keys..... While it
may sound either anal or overkill, the dealer can erase ALL existing keys
and reprogram only those keys that you wish to be authorized for your
system.

The thrust of the matter is that a key is missing... we don't know who has
the key.... simply adding a new key does not disable the missing key.

For a very few dollars, I can do mindless things with little regard for the
outcome....... For a slightly larger cash outlay, I can try and cover all
the bases....


"Andrew Rossmann" <andysnewsreply@no_junk.comcast.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c9fd0fc5b51f64098968b@newsgroups.comcast.net...
> [This followup was posted to alt.autos.ford and a copy was sent to the
> cited author.]
>
> In article <qm9c31d0it38os74uqcbll187552ol003v@4ax.com>, baldycotton2
> @mchsi.comedy says...
> > 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?

>
> It depends.
>
> If you have TWO keys already programmed, then you can usually add more
> yourself.
>
> 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
> Lincoln/Mercury dealer.
>
> 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.
>
> --
> If there is a no_junk in my address, please REMOVE it before replying!
> All junk mail senders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the
> law!!
> http://home.att.net/~andyross



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Old 03-15-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

Far as I can tell, someone wrote:
>Did you say what year your Ford is? My 2000 takes a trip to the dealershop
>and about $80. I had two made at the same time that way if I lose one they
>can make another with just the two keys and no time on the car computer at
>only $20. Yipes did I say ONLY $20!!


It's an '01 Explorer.

Sounds like I'm gonna have to go to the Dealer.

I had been told $35 by some one else, but I guess $20 wouldn't be all
that bad.
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

Far as I can tell, someone wrote:

>The thrust of the matter is that a key is missing... we don't know who has
>the key....


Actually, you're close, but not quite.

I know who has the missing key.

His name is Ivan. HURRICANE Ivan.

I live in Northwest Florida and my house was destroyed by Hurricane
Ivan.

An 11 foot wave/surge hit my house. When the front door blasted out,
four feet of sea water ended up inside. Then the back doors blasted out
and dumped my stuff in the pool. $140,000.00 damage to my house and
property. So my key was stolen by Ivan.

If anyone finds him, put your foot up his butt for me.
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

you can get a key cut anyplace, but you need to go to the dealer to get it
programed
"Petey the Wonder Dog" <baldycotton2@mchsi.comedy> wrote in message
news:qm9c31d0it38os74uqcbll187552ol003v@4ax.com...
> 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?



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Old 03-15-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

A (third) key can be programed in the vehicle but only IF you
have two programed keys.


mike hunt



tom wrote:
>
> you can get a key cut anyplace, but you need to go to the dealer to get it
> programed
> "Petey the Wonder Dog" <baldycotton2@mchsi.comedy> wrote in message
> news:qm9c31d0it38os74uqcbll187552ol003v@4ax.com...
> > 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?

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Old 03-15-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

In that case you homeowners insurance should pay to replace the
lost key.


mike hunt



Petey the Wonder Dog wrote:
>
> Far as I can tell, someone wrote:
>
> >The thrust of the matter is that a key is missing... we don't know who has
> >the key....

>
> Actually, you're close, but not quite.
>
> I know who has the missing key.
>
> His name is Ivan. HURRICANE Ivan.
>
> I live in Northwest Florida and my house was destroyed by Hurricane
> Ivan.
>
> An 11 foot wave/surge hit my house. When the front door blasted out,
> four feet of sea water ended up inside. Then the back doors blasted out
> and dumped my stuff in the pool. $140,000.00 damage to my house and
> property. So my key was stolen by Ivan.
>
> If anyone finds him, put your foot up his butt for me.

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Old 03-15-2005, 17:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Ford key replacement with chip

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 06:35:28 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>Sound advice..... I realize that the charge that the dealer extracts can
>seem usurious...... (here comes the 'however')..... however, if we lose a
>PATs key, can we be sure that the person finding it can't find our car? The
>majority of PATs systems can handle up to 8 programmed keys..... While it
>may sound either anal or overkill, the dealer can erase ALL existing keys
>and reprogram only those keys that you wish to be authorized for your
>system.
>
>The thrust of the matter is that a key is missing... we don't know who has
>the key.... simply adding a new key does not disable the missing key.
>
>For a very few dollars, I can do mindless things with little regard for the
>outcome....... For a slightly larger cash outlay, I can try and cover all
>the bases....
>


who cares its a ford
thats what insurance is for
dont worry about a key

hurc ast
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