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Old 11-28-2005, 04:04 PM   #11
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Yeah that is very expensive, You have to take it to the dealership because the computer will need to be calibrated with the key, The dealership I work for charges $20 it doesnt take much time for them to program it most of the time is spent waiting on the computer to do the work.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:56 PM   #12
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Thats cheap.....$25.00 for the key and $50.00 for the programming at mine...
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:17 PM   #13
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Mine was the same price as above 25 for the key and 50 for the programming, i got mine done at the local locksmith. Well Good luck.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:05 AM   #14
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We charge 30 for the key and 20 to program it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:30 AM   #15
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i spent 240 dollars for two keys and remotes, the keys at the dealer where only 30 dollars...but the programing was 80 dollars. i only had one key to start with...they do cost alot of money
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:10 PM   #16
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Note to all those out there with two keys. Read the above and heed.

Now is the time to buy and program a third key before you lose one of the others.

You can buy one for $20-25 or less now and program it yourself following the owner's manual proceedure. Wait until you lose a key and you must use a dealer to program it at substantial cost.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:19 PM   #17
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This post was about programming with only one. When I bought the car, we were only given one, didn't think to ask about a second. Now, it'll cost $80 to get it programmed.
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"Now, it'll cost $80 to get it programmed."

Yup. That's the way it works.

Why? Well, it does make some sense. If you could self-program a new key with only one key, a valet or parking lot attentant could make a copy. By requiring two keys for self-programming, you can lend you key to someone and they cannot make a copy that will start the car.

Of course, a dealer doesn't have to charge $80, but if you look at their hourly rates and the use of the machine they had to buy to do it, it makes some sense. Dealers overcharge for a lot of things due to their cost structure.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:46 AM   #19
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Hourly rates, I agree. The machine does all the work though, except for the few minutes of pushing buttons or typing things in. $80's a bit rediculous.

Do you think If I called another Ford Dealer, they might have a cheaper price?
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"Do you think If I called another Ford Dealer, they might have a cheaper price?"

Wouldn't hurt to try. The $80 is at the hign end of the range I've heard. When I bought my Focus, the saleswoman explained very carefully about the keys and programming, recommending I buy a key ASAP for $20 as if I lost one it would cost $50 for the programming. Obviously she had some unhappy customers that lost keys in the past.
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