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Old 11-25-2005, 09:33 PM   #1
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Programming a Ford Focus Key?

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?


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Old 11-25-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:03 AM   #4
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I read that a locksmith can program it as well, and it'd be cheaper.. Any truth to this?
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:36 AM   #5
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I need an answer to this as well. Does anyone have anymore info?
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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I need an answer to this as well. Does anyone have anymore info?
In the Toronto area I use a locksmith and it's $60 including the key. Most dealerships can't do it so they call a locksmith and they stick it to you with a double charge.
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:15 AM   #7
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Only place to do it is the dealer.........
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Only place to do it is the dealer.........
That is incorrect............

You can also find the odd locksmith that will program keys cheaper than a dealership, so it's not like you only have one choice of places to go for programming. Call around and get some prices and find out if the locksmith can program them. Only a few locksmiths invest in the programming machines.
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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.

Good luck.

I hope this helps.
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:03 PM   #10
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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!
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