Ok, so when I purchased my car from the GMC dealer, it only came with one key. I've ordered one off of ebay instead of paying $60 or so for a new PATS key as I've heard. Do I really need to have a dealer or locksmith program the second key or can I do it myself? Also, if I have to have it programmed, how much will it cost on average?
11-25-2005 09:56 PM
you might, a stealership told me a replacement key would cost me close to $100 cause they have to be programmed or they wont work.
11-25-2005 10:00 PM
You will have to have the dealership program it. The only way you can program a key is if you already have the two that came with the car. So the whole system needs to be programmed for the new keys.
11-26-2005 07:03 AM
I read that a locksmith can program it as well, and it'd be cheaper.. Any truth to this?
11-26-2005 07:36 AM
I need an answer to this as well. Does anyone have anymore info?
11-26-2005 08:15 AM
Only place to do it is the dealer.........
11-26-2005 12:05 PM
In order for you to program a NEW key, you have to have TWO original keys that came with the car. In your case any Ford dealer will help but like you said it is expensive.
I am not sure whether a locksmith can help you program one.
I programmed two new keys for my car( one spare and one for the bypass module for remote start alarm) and it is not difficult to do.
Actually, in the owners manual you will find a "how to" in programming a key or when you order something from eBAY a "how to program it" is included.
I hope this helps.
11-26-2005 06:03 PM
it was going to cost me $190.00 for a new key for my car. i lost one of the origanals and now that its getting down to around 0 degrees up here i wanted an extra key when they told me that i just laphed. it still cost me 20 dollers just for a key for hte door so i can lock my car and let it warm up and unlock it when i leave. Its a rip off!
11-26-2005 07:05 PM
Originally posted by AK_05_ZX5 it was going to cost me $190.00 for a new key for my car. i lost one of the origanals and now that its getting down to around 0 degrees up here i wanted an extra key when they told me that i just laphed. it still cost me 20 dollers just for a key for hte door so i can lock my car and let it warm up and unlock it when i leave. Its a rip off!
Until someone jimmys your door and has a free car without doing any real work since the key was left in the ignition. I plan on putting remote start on the wifes car like my truck has, but I have to get my new key programmed once I get it from ebay.
11-28-2005 09:45 AM
Wow, I called my local ford dealer today to check on the price of programming my pats key once I receive it. He said $80. That's rediculous. Any place else I can go that might be cheaper that anyone knows of? Would you think that the GMC dealer I bought the car from would be able to do it?