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06-28-2014 03:03 PM
daspazzZX3 But its flush (actually flush to the surface so it sticks out) mounted. That's the icky part.
06-28-2014 08:44 AM
Originally Posted by komoto123 View Post
That is sweet man. Does it work just like a key fob? Type in a code and it sends the same code your fob sends??? Do you have to cut into anything? Wish my focus came with a fob, i would get one of these.
Yes, works like the fob. It comes with the unlock signal already in it. Just set your access code, instructions included. No cutting, it's surface mount. It comes with strong double-faced tape on the back (molding tape). I got mine from eBay.
06-28-2014 08:21 AM
Originally Posted by 2005.ST View Post
I put a Ford surface mount keypad above my door handle. Works great and never locked out.
That is sweet man. Does it work just like a key fob? Type in a code and it sends the same code your fob sends??? Do you have to cut into anything? Wish my focus came with a fob, i would get one of these.
06-28-2014 12:35 AM
2005.ST I put a Ford surface mount keypad above my door handle. Works great and never locked out.
06-11-2014 09:53 PM
daspazzZX3 Thanks Ma'am i know about them. But it takes 2 keys to do it. I only have one! I'm going to try an reprogram Patrick's key once I get 3 keys. Just to test the process.

I do thank you for the pointers. Linkage is what I do as well! So you got it going on! LOL I do feel for you, it must be a lot more fun with the wheel chair in tow! I can relate to how much trouble it can be even if you are used to it. I'm also disable but getting better due to pain management. I was beginning to think that was an oxymoron!!

Oh and I hope my avatar doesn't offend, but I am seriously guitarded!!!, this too will never pass!!! T.F.G!!! read whole post! D0h!

Anyway, that's good what the did for you. I'm thinking about trying a different dealer further south and going in with my cane!

I might hit a better deal!
06-11-2014 07:11 PM
Wheeliegirl I chose to get a full function key because I am disabled, and keep an "emergency pack" on my wheelchair, that contains an extra house key (in addition to one that is hidden outside my home), several day's worth of meds and other stuff. I wanted the key because this is, after all, Southern CA is earthquake central....and you never know if you have to dash out of somewhere without time to gather your belongings. The pack is always attached to my chair, so I never have to worry about these supplies, except to re-fill what I used. :-)

daspazzZX3, the keys are easy to program yourself. I would have done it myself, but the guy offered to do it for me, and he didn't charge me for it. There are You Tube videos and written instructions if you Google "program 20xx ignition key" or similar phrase. I gave the instructions that came with my key to the locksmith. There are two separate program instructions. One for the locks, where you must program ALL your keys at the same time and another for the ignition. By the way, I like your avatar! :-)

Locks: Make sure you have all your keys, close the door and put on the seat belt so that no "bells/alarms" go off when you put the key in the ignition:

Chip/Transponder/Ignition programming:
06-11-2014 07:00 PM
daspazzZX3 I can attest!, I had several of these for Orangell0 but never made it to getting one cut for Patrick. Hence, when I went downtown to a show my buddy was playing in I locked myself out and had to pay that locksmith company to come out and open my door! 60 bills!

I keep getting caught up in these new vehicle posts with the m0nster key that requires some divinity of the gawds cutting tool!

So Im rethinking, and I'm sure the transponder keys I got off ebay can be cut pretty much anywhere. But not so with the programming which I will most likely do at Ford.
06-11-2014 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by robin muir View Post
I have a 2002 Focus ZX3, I need to get a spare key cut , I need it only to open the door . I go surfing and need to either have a hide a key , or take the key into the water ( wetsuit has a special pocket for the key). Can I get just a basic key cut at a Lowes Home Depot etc , or even dealership. Do not need the transponder obviously if I am going into the water. Thanks to anybody that can answer.
My daughter has a habit of locking her keys in the car (2000 ZX3 Kona) like her mother! I went to Walmart and had 3 cheap ford keys cut for a couple bucks. They only open the door, but better than calling a locksmith!
06-11-2014 06:17 PM
daspazzZX3 Funny, I called the Ford dealer in Conroe Tx and they said they would program my two keys for 85. Im still waiting to get my car back so I can take them up on that.

I hope older cars keys are easier to cut!!!
06-11-2014 05:53 PM
Wheeliegirl Hey everyone. It's taken me about a month and a half, but finally, today I got a spare (third) key made, but it was an "adventure". I contacted a locksmith in Irvine, CA (AAA Locksmith if anyone here lives in Orange County), who had the machine. But, I got to his office, and he didn't have the software. So he ordered it, and when he had it a few days later, he came to my office, but it turns out that the sales person told him that he didn't need software for the machine itself, so he only bought the software for his computer. So, a couple of weeks later he got that second disc, but then found out that he needed a special cable. Finally today he came to my office and cut the key. However, he was unable to program the key using the programmer because this TOO needed to be updated (separate from the machine that cuts the key), so he used the instructions that came with the key that I got from Ebay. It cost me $54 for the key, and $75 (he gave me a discount for waiting so long) for the locksmith to cut and program it, so a little over $125. Not bad compared to how much the dealer would have charged me.

Interestingly (don't read if you are already bored.....this is just some info I found to be pertinent to this topic), the guy said that if he could go back, he would not have purchased the machine that cuts the key (it's not actually a laser, it's a very advanced milling machine, similar to the huge ones that I used when I was a machinist in the Air Force). He says it just isn't cost effective enough to cover the cost of the machine (about $10k), and then purchase new software every one or two years. He said that not enough customers come to him to make the keys, and the new car models continually change the chip sets inside the keys. But, I told him that I was glad that he did have the machine, as it saved me from having to pay two or three times more to go to a dealer. :-)

I thought some of you may find this information helpful or interesting. Good luck!
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