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Old 07-13-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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can anyone tell me the best option. ive lost the key to my 2005 ford focus. i cannot afford to replace ignition so can you do it like the old days and just put a toggle switch or something in for now?


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to FF! I don't think that will work on a car with the PATS keys. You don't have to replace the ignition switch. A dealership can cut a new key simply from the serial # of your car and program it to your car. It may cost more than you're ready to spend, but I'm pretty sure a toggle switch won't work. If I'm wrong, someone will correct me. G/L
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thats what i was afraid of. but thank you for the info.
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You need the registration and title go to ford they can give you the key there probably like 150 there is a chip in the key so no toggle switch will work
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^^^ Are correct.

FWIW, if you had a second key you can program a new key yourself. It's simply put the programmed key in the ignition and cycle it 3 times. You'll hear a ding. Then toss the new, unprogrammed key in the ignition and turn to the on position then off. Key should be programmed.
Bad part is you can't use the just programmed key to program more. The initial key is called the 'master key' and has to be used to program more.
It's all kinda confusing and you've no way to know if you have a master key.

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So basically, have the dealer program you 2 keys right away.
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