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Hello All!
I just purchased a new 2014 Focus SE two weeks ago, and love it!

I've seen other posts on here where people have swapped out their key for a "Fusion-Style" flip key that's for sale on eBay (i.e.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360968319964).

But, can you use an actual replacement OEM Ford Fusion key? (i.e.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/311040964820)? Can this be program ed to work on my car? I'm hoping you can, I'd think they'd be more reliable/rugged.
 

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Hello All!
I just purchased a new 2014 Focus SE two weeks ago, and love it!

I've seen other posts on here where people have swapped out their key for a "Fusion-Style" flip key that's for sale on eBay (i.e.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360968319964).

But, can you use an actual replacement OEM Ford Fusion key? (i.e.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/311040964820)? Can this be program ed to work on my car? I'm hoping you can, I'd think they'd be more reliable/rugged.
No, it won't work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k305-Qz5R5g
 

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Wonder how you would get that cut. I don't think you can have fob keys cut at a department/hardware store can you?
dealer charge me 7.50$ for a side mill key cut
 

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Wrong. The first fusion style key, non OEM, from ebay seller Artiway will work.

You will need to have two working keys to program it, or else take it to a locksmith that has the correct machines to program it.

You will also need to have it cut, and side milled keys are not common therefore places like home depot can not cut them. Locksmiths are your best bet.

Dealerships would rather have you just order the key from ford and have it shipped to them, so even if they can cut it they usually won't.

Check this thread for more.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=266080
 

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Wrong. The first fusion style key, non OEM, from ebay seller Artiway will work.

You will need to have two working keys to program it, or else take it to a locksmith that has the correct machines to program it.

You will also need to have it cut, and side milled keys are not common therefore places like home depot can not cut them. Locksmiths are your best bet.

Dealerships would rather have you just order the key from ford and have it shipped to them, so even if they can cut it they usually won't.

Check this thread for more.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=266080
Not wrong, why don't you read the complete post before commenting? The OP asked:

I've seen other posts on here where people have swapped out their key for a "Fusion-Style" flip key that's for sale on eBay (i.e.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360968319964).

But, can you use an actual replacement OEM Ford Fusion key?
An OEM Fusion key will not work without transferring the chip from an aftermarket "Artiway Key" or buying one from China and implanting that into the OEM Fusion Key.

I have both "Artiway Keys", the VW style and the Fusion style, and yes, they both work fine. But the OP was asking about an OEM Fusion key because he thought it would be better quality than the aftermarket Artiway keys.

FYI, the Artiway Fusion keys use the OEM case made by Valeo, the same one that Ford uses for the Fusion. Mine is a little bit sloppy when they key part is flipped out however, not sure if the actual OEM Fusion keys are like that as well.

EDIT: I also found a dealer that had a side-mill key cutter and cut they key for free. The normal price he quoted was $20.
 
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