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Old 03-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Hello, I have a bit of a ... problem.. I lost my only key with the transponder chip in it. I have a spare but without the transponder chip .. I don't want to go to a dealer and spend $200 on a new key. Is there any way to either program the key a key myself? I can buy a blank key with the transponder chip and get it cut for around $30 ,but I don't know how I could program the key. Any help will be appreciated!


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Old 03-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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If you have a key without the chip, the dealer can use that to cut two keys. You need two keys present to program when there are no keys to the car. The keys should run about $30 each and the programming needed for the two keys should be no more than $100. The dealership will have to program the keys to the vehicle as so they will start the vehicle. Plus, the dealer will need the car present to program, so you may have to tow it to the dealership. Once you have two keys made, I would make a new key when you can spend the $30. The process for programming additional keys after the first two is very simple and takes only 10 seconds. Unfortunately it's gonna run about $160 to get this done
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If you have a key without the chip, the dealer can use that to cut two keys. You need two keys present to program when there are no keys to the car. The keys should run about $30 each and the programming needed for the two keys should be no more than $100. The dealership will have to program the keys to the vehicle as so they will start the vehicle. Plus, the dealer will need the car present to program, so you may have to tow it to the dealership. Once you have two keys made, I would make a new key when you can spend the $30. The process for programming additional keys after the first two is very simple and takes only 10 seconds. Unfortunately it's gonna run about $160 to get this done
Also the cost of getting my car there.. Would I be better off just getting a locksmith to come over?
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Also the cost of getting my car there.. Would I be better off just getting a locksmith to come over?
the problem is that locksmiths do not have lap tops and secure log ins to Ford's software that is needed to program the keys. As far as I know, only a Ford dealership can do this.
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the problem is that locksmiths do not have lap tops and secure log ins to Ford's software that is needed to program the keys. As far as I know, only a Ford dealership can do this.
I called a locksmith. They can program the keys. It would cost around $175.
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I called a locksmith. They can program the keys. It would cost around $175.
wow. let me know how it works. i've never heard any of them around here doing it.
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I had this same problem and a locksmith did it for me for cheaper than a dealer.
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I called a locksmith. They can program the keys. It would cost around $175.
Definitely let us know how it goes...
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