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Old 09-05-2013, 00:28   #1 (permalink)
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Spare Key and MPG enhancement upgrade

Hi, I just bought a used 2013 Fusion Hybrid today. It came with only 1 key (Flip Key). I have seen flip-key replacements online but I don't quite know what I need to buy. Some (on ebay) state "Cut Key". Are they all the same "Cut" but differently programmed? Or do I need an "un-cut" or "blank" key and have it cut by a locksmith and programmed? Is it DIY programming? I really need to have a backup (or 2) in place but don't want to spend what I assume is an outrageous price from the dealer. Any info on this is appreciated.

Also, I read: "The company announced a plan “aimed at improving on road fuel economy customer satisfaction,” Ford global product development group vice president Raj Nair said today in a press conference. It asks current hybrid owners to bring their vehicles back to dealers for “enhancements” designed to improve real-world hybrid fuel economy."

Since my Fusion was purchased used, a couple of questions come up. How would I know if mine has already had the "Enhancements" performed, and will they do it at no charge if it hasn't already been done?

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You will need an uncut key. The programming will need to be done by the dealer or locksmith with the capabilities. If you had two keys could do it yourself. As far as recalls you can stop at your local dealer and ask them to check for open recalls. I don't think that recall is actually started yet. Usually the press releases information before it is actually available to the dealers. And for the flip keys need to check with who you are planning on do it. The key machines to cut the new keys is extremely expensive and many places just order the keys cut from ford which takes a little longer


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Thanks r-clar. So it looks like I have to buy an uncut remote key, have the Ford Dealer program and cut the key.

I have read some stuff about "hacking" the programming of the remote. Something like inserting the key to be programmed into the ignition, turning it to "on ignition/off ignition" 8 times and then pushing 2 buttons simultaneously. Anybody know about this process?

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Make sure your dealer can cut the key. The newer keys take a different machine to cut and many dealers have opted not to purchase them since they can order a key pre cut from ford. As far as the programming the process you posted is the old remote programming procedure. It will not program your key.


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Re: Spare Key and MPG enhancement upgrade

cycling the key 8 times is how some ford remotes are programed as r-clar stated. Not sure if it is still the same or not. And that is not hacking the remote, just how it is programed
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The new key with the fob built in the remote is programmed when the key is programmed


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