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Old 07-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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help new key coding

Can anyone help? My son had his car keys stolen yesterday. His car is a 2002 Focus Ghia TDCI 1800. Unfortunately these were the only keys he had for the car. A mobile locksmith has made new keys which open the doors, turn on the ignition etc, but the car will not start as his computer would not connect to the car to reprogramme? the immobilsor. He put in all the car details, the computer tries to communicate via the port under the steering wheel, but after a few seconds the computer screen shows connection failure. The immobilisor light either flashes very fast or flashes once then five times. It then repeats this. Locksmith has gone away to see if he can find a solution to the problem, as my son needs the car Im trying to see if I can help. Has anyone had a similar problem and found a solution? Id prefer to not have to get it taken to a main dealer as he'll have to pay for a tow and then no doubt be charged a lot for them to find and solve the problem. Locksmith bill will be 200 alone! Many thanks


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Old 07-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Get the VIN# and contact Ford Customer Service.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Thanks to everyone who replied. I had to get Ford Main Dealer to do the coding. I used Vospers in Exeter. Service they provided was excellent, coding of the keys sorted within an hour of them getting the car. Cost was 72.

Could not find out why the locksmiths kit did not communicate with the car. There has been a suggestion it may be because it was originally a lease car and often they are programmed so only Main Dealers can code keys to stop hirers getting duplicates made??
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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There is a lengthy process to program the car to accept new keys, but if you don't have the electronic programmer necessary, you have to have two keys that are already accepted by the car.
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