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01-16-2013 03:38 AM
Supramk3 I dont know why none of you didnt get this valet key when you bought the car. but it is REQUIRED AND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN at delivery. so id go back to where you bought the car and make them get you that key. make sure they PAY for the programming and cutting too.

I had to prove to my service dept it came with my car, they didnt believe me.
my valet key went bad under a year after purchase and wouldnt start the car and they fought me saying it didnt come with my car.... no no no. it did and is included with the purchase. so they had to replace it.
01-15-2013 08:33 PM
elwood125 [QUOTE=c5karl;4541315]I bought a similar key on eBay for only $12:

that's a great find, wish i had seen that before i ordered mine from Rotunda. Might get another to have as an emergency key.
01-15-2013 05:26 PM
Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
So I have all but given up on finding a Focus key without the integrated buttons. My last chance is hoping that maybe a Fiesta key would work, as maybe they are available without buttons? Anyone know if this maybe true?

I do not like having a bulky key & a bulky remote start fob with redudent features.
how easy was it to program the aftermarket remote start to lock/unlock the doors/trunk open/panic?
01-15-2013 05:03 PM
focusstu I live in eastern North Carolina and it took me about 20 phone calls to find a locksmith in Raleigh that could "laser cut" the key. They need an expensive machine. The only place I could find charged $25 for the key, $65 to cut the key, and then $20 if it needs programming. I have read that you can get it done less expensively. I had a blank from ebay ($15) but I bought one from the locksmith. If the ebay key didn't work I would have been out $65 because it wasn't their key.
01-15-2013 04:38 PM
Deftmetal There are the switchblade style flip out keys on eBay that can be made to work I hear.
01-15-2013 04:05 PM
c5karl I bought a similar key on eBay for only $12:

I had trouble finding a locksmith who could cut the keys. The first two locksmiths who had the right machine didn't have anyone there who knew how to operate them. ("Can you come back on a weekday?" "No I can't"). The third guy wanted $50 to cut they key. I paid up because I was tired of driving around.

You don't need to pay anyone to program the key. If you have two valid keys, you can program yourself using instructions in the owner's manual. Programming the eBay key worked for me on the first try.
01-15-2013 03:30 PM
elwood125 no prob- glad i could help out
01-15-2013 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by elwood125 View Post
Hope this is conclusive
Much smaller. Perfect. Thanks for your help.
01-15-2013 03:27 PM
suss6052 That difference is pretty marginal for the loss in functionality, but then again the normal pats keys were way oversized compared to the base steel rubber or plastic head keys in the past.

It is slightly thinner, although not shorter for the plastic end by enough to matter.
01-15-2013 03:27 PM
Meathead Excellent.
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