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lucas121121 02-10-2013 11:28 AM

Upgrading remote locking
Hi, im looking into buying a new focus, unfortunately, the one im interested in doesn't have remote locking.

Im quite good and repairing things and making things work so was wondering if it would be as simple as just going to a scrap yard, taking the key, locking barrels, ignition barrels and remote part of a car that's being scrapped, and then just fitting them into my new car. Or would the on board computer like not this?


elsolo 02-10-2013 01:58 PM

The PATS anti theft system won't let you just swap out the ign lock cylinder and keys unless you change the computer from the donor car too.

Depending on the car, you may be able to just buy a remote key fob and program it yourself. The 2003 Focus I bought had power locks but no keyless transmitter, I bought one off ebay for $11 and programmed it myself, now I unlock my doors with the push of a button.

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