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Old 09-07-2010, 05:44 PM   #61
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Question, there is no drilling needed when the key is functioning properly, correct. I just want to be proactive and replace it now before it starts giving me headaches.

Can I get a new cylinder from the dealership that will match up to my current keys..?
Right, if your key turns normally, you do not have to drill anything. You can remove the cylinder normally and replace it with a new keyed (or unkeyed if you want to start it with any key) cylinder. I was not so lucky with mine. 8(
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:11 AM   #62
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Sorry to keep bringing this up, just want to make sure I understand you correctly, if I get a new cylinder I can NOT use my current keys or for that matter get it keyed to my current keys. I'm just wondering what the cost will be for a new cylinder, new keys etc.

I was hoping I could just get a new cylinder and get it set up so I CAN use my current keys...sorry for not completely understanding..
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Posted via FF MobileShould be able to get new cyl. set up to match current keys ("keying" the cyl) Depends on source of cyl. as to what`s included, generally new cyls. come with keys but I`ve heard of Ford kit with rekey instructions that may not... Old keys have chips registered to car for security, so you want to have mechanical lock matched to them....
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Sorry to keep bringing this up, just want to make sure I understand you correctly, if I get a new cylinder I can NOT use my current keys or for that matter get it keyed to my current keys. I'm just wondering what the cost will be for a new cylinder, new keys etc.

I was hoping I could just get a new cylinder and get it set up so I CAN use my current keys...sorry for not completely understanding..
Yeah, You can use your current keys with a new cylinder. I got one on eBay and the seller was able to key it to my current keys. I sent him a copy of my key, and it came back along with the cylinder and another fresh key.
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Yeah, You can use your current keys with a new cylinder. I got one on eBay and the seller was able to key it to my current keys. I sent him a copy of my key, and it came back along with the cylinder and another fresh key.
You don't by chance have a link to that guy on eBay do you ?? Know it's kinda of a long shot but thought I'd ask...
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You don't by chance have a link to that guy on eBay do you ?? Know it's kinda of a long shot but thought I'd ask...
Actually, after a couple minutes of digging, it looks like I do:
http://myworld.ebay.com/doctor_loxmith

Here's the feedback I ended up leaving:
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Very cool, just so happens I have a spare key to my car that is not a transponder key, so I'll probably end up sending that one.

Thanks again, appreciate it very much !
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Well it's really nice of him to send back two new keys but states that they are NOT transponder keys!

I wonder how you get your car started with one of those unless re-cylidering somehow defeats the anti theft feature.
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Ok so my ignition locked up on me and I'll have to drill it. Only thing is it locked up on me at school and my cars stuck there. If I drill it correctly , meaning I drill it parallel to where the key goes, will I be able to start my car and move it? What if I end up destroying the shaft where the key goes? I'm going to have it towed tonight if I can't get it fixed tonight.

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Okay, part two. I called the dealer and they have an ignition kit. This means that it has all the stuff to change out the pins. Is this hard? I work at Home Depot and I've rekeyed many house locks. I imagine this is pretty much the same?

Btw, $150 for the kit.
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