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I think it's based on the fact that FoCCCus is a Russian hack, and some people have had issues with it - often more from how they use it or the connections/ELM type but still issues.

Don't record initial configuration then have a problem - and you're on here asking for software data to try & recover your car so it works at all.

Don't see it often, but it's happened.

It takes a certain familiarity to be comfortable making software changes, and dealing with issues that result - even if only resetting codes that result.
 

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......what the hell are you even talking about man??[giddy]
in other words (My thoughts) use the correct programmer and not some bulls&^t third party companies programmer. EOS..
if you run third party and it works grats if you brick it I'm going to sit back have a beer and laugh my ass off as you just killed your $1000 or so ECU over a $100 45minute dealer visit.

i'll pay the $400 to have my old keys wiped and my new keys programmed on my Jag.. yep no problem... not playing with that cars ECU to expensive to replace.
 

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Dude calm down. I never said I was doing anything. But please tell me more about somebody elses ECU, then how you don't need a race car, then how you'll just rent a race car, then about how clean your driving record is, then about your insurance, then how much you love Mexican food, then, etc.

And please, keep the use of punctuation to minimum.[8D][:)]
 

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You'll be fine using focccus.
There is an entire sticky dedicated to it.
I've had the 15B22 update done to mine with the configurations changed in focccus with no issues.
 

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I think it's great that everything worked out for you.

Was it difficult? I mean any trail and error or was it straight forward? I'm going to have to fool with that.

I have a car here which I can well afford to screw up.
 

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I grabbed a $14 key off of eBay (a blank) and went down to the dealer this morning. They cut it for free and walked me over to the service department. Forty five minutes later they brought me a bill for $60 with two functioning admin keys and the MyKey settings cleared.

Total investment: $74 and about an hour at the dealer.
 

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The dealer here wants $175 per key plus $125 to pair it with the car.

I bought 3 spare transponders on eBay as well as a 4 pack of high security blanks. I'm going to pay a 3rd party service to cut the blanks and reprogram the keys. I'm guessing $200 for the service and I averaged $60 per key fob on ebay.

I have the same problem. Bought the car with one key. Accidentally put it into mykey mode. Stuck there...
 

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Be very careful about which key you buy. You should check your current key for matching codes. The codes are located under the spot the emergency key resides. You'll probably need a magnifying glass to read them. You don't need to take the back off like in the picture. I just happened to have the cover off when I took it.

There are 3 codes. FCC code on the left, upper right is a code I don't know the name for. The code on the lower right is the model #. You can also try searching for the FCC number on eBay. Sometimes there are overlooked auctions that will sell keys cheaper.

For my car, which is the titanium, the code to search for is CJ5T-15K601.
 

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FWIW, mine looks like this. It's a squared-off cut, not like a regular doorknob key. The cut doesn't actually go all the way through both sides of the blade. The majority of the ones I saw on eBay looks like regular house keys that WalMart could cut. (ie. like this)
 

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FWIW, mine looks like this. It's a squared-off cut, not like a regular doorknob key. The cut doesn't actually go all the way through both sides of the blade. The majority of the ones I saw on eBay looks like regular house keys that WalMart could cut. (ie. like this)
I purchased a bunch of "high security" key blanks. I have a titanium and I "should" never need the keys, but I like to be prepared.

Here's a link
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/222160394085

I'm not saying you have to buy these keys, but they fit any 5 key titanium fob like I posted. I'm still unsure if you use the same key as I do.
 

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Here are some more auctions.

Once again, please research before you buy.

OEM 2011-2017 Ford 5B PEPS Prox Remote - FCC: M3N5WY8609 | eBay

NEW UNCUT KEY- 13-16 FORD SMART KEYLESS REMOTE M3N5WY8609 CJ5-15K60-DX VGC | eBay

2011-2016 Ford Smart Key 5 Buttons M3N5WY8609 315 Mhz | eBay

FORD KEYLESS ENTRY SMART REMOTE FOB OEM WITH TRUNK M3N5WY8609 | eBay

BT4T-15K601 Ford OEM 5 Button Key Fob | eBay

CJ5T-15K601-DX Ford OEM 5 Button Key Fob | eBay

Even if you find one with a Lincoln badge on the back it should work the same. I bought a super cheap Lincoln one that was ugly just so I could stow it hidden in the car with the battery removed just in case I lose my keys.

FYI If you have 2 admin keys I believe you can add up to 2 more key fobs without paying someone to do it. There's an explanation in ford's manual. I know it's expensive to get keys added but for those with 2 keys it's a cinch.

Page 45 is where it starts. Page 66 describes how to program new keys.
http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/2016-Focus-Owners-Manual-version-1_om_EN-US_08_2015.pdf

Hope this is helpful.
 

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Thank you for all the links, but mine is not push button start. It's regular key start and the whole fob is identical to the eBay link I posted.

I haven't made any moves on this. As I posted earlier, this has never been an issue in the years I've own the car, so it's taken a back burner to everything else in my life. lol Just wanted to see what it took and what everyone else was paying for fobs/dealer programming.
 

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Back when I worked for a Chrysler supplier I worked in Driver Authorization which basically means anything to do with Keys, Ignitions, Push Button Start, and Passive Door Locks (the fancy handles).

MyKey based on what I know is "independent" of the ability of a key to start the car. As in you don't need to mess with the complex "authentication keys" to mess with the MyKey settings.

I'm not a fan pf Focccus because it's unstable to use versus a dealer tool (or other official Ford tool) but theoretically one can edit the MyKey info with a regular tool. However to add or delete keys from the "authentication" database requires special seed + key access to the module and your cars "PIN" which is usually a barcode and number attached to one of the keys when the car is new. This "PIN" can be looked up in the Ford system, however if you have the number other tools (which are authorized by Ford) can add and remove keys.

I'm not sure how blank Ford keys work, but on Chryslers once you programmed a key to a car it could NEVER be programmed to another car. GM however allowed you to erase the keys and reprogram them to another car.

This of course is all different than the "cut key" which opens the physical exterior lock (back-up on push button start cars) and turns the ignition tumbler. All car keys now use the "inner style" "European keys" which have a cut out on inside or on one side of the key but maintain a rectangular shape in the middle cross section (when viewed sideways). This of course is different than your typical house key and older style "North American" "cut keys"
 

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Thank you for all the links, but mine is not push button start. It's regular key start and the whole fob is identical to the eBay link I posted.

I haven't made any moves on this. As I posted earlier, this has never been an issue in the years I've own the car, so it's taken a back burner to everything else in my life. lol Just wanted to see what it took and what everyone else was paying for fobs/dealer programming.
Sorry about that. I was unclear which key you meant.
 

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FoCCCus doesn't do anything with the keys and their functionality. You're not able to add keys or remove keys.

All I did was switch a "1" to a "0" and it removed MyKey from the menus. I switched it back to "1" and MyKey was added back with no Admin functionality enabled, it had been disabled. Thus me not having to buy another key to just turn off the MyKey limitations.
 

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FoCCCus doesn't do anything with the keys and their functionality. You're not able to add keys or remove keys.

All I did was switch a "1" to a "0" and it removed MyKey from the menus. I switched it back to "1" and MyKey was added back with no Admin functionality enabled, it had been disabled. Thus me not having to buy another key to just turn off the MyKey limitations.
What you did was you turned off the feature (not all trims had MyKey). Which clears the MyKey restrictions for your specific key. If I understand correctly, once you turned it back on the restrictions remained removed?

All Focccus does is rewrite the Central Car Config which pushes options out to various modules. Thankfully Ford has moved away from this, instead storing the settings independently in each module in newer car lines.

I don't like CCC and try not to mess with it even with dealer tools. On later cars it's not a concern because you can only flub up the specific module you edit, not the whole car.
 
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