I have looked at the key / transmitter combo, but I carry two keys to any vehicle I drive, always a spare on hand .... even those with key pads. 31 years plus as a Trooper getting calls to rest areas and such for people locked out, a few times a buddy got locked out (not same buddy twice
) and so I developed my habit. As to my police cars, always had a third key attached to car in secret spot.
Having the key fob transmitter made as one with the key never looked like a "great idea" to me, I can think of several reasons why not to.
Since acquiring my first Ford with the keyless pad, I have always gone to Ebay and same seller to buy my extra keys and transmitters and always done my own programming with car / truck. I also have insisted on minimum 2 keys and a transmitter at purchase.
I can do the rest of what I want after getting key blanks cut locally and tested for fit.
Originally Posted by partsbill
I bought 2 extra key fobs when I bought my car, I now have 4 total, you can program up to 6, I also installed this.
punch in a 5 digit code and your doors unlock, within 3 seconds push the 5/6 button and you trunk unlocks.
OK .... hadn't considered this!
I have both a '92 and '95 T-bird, a '01 Mercury and a '07 FX4 that all have the door mounted wired key pad and I do like it (I also have the number written with Sharpie in some secret spot in case I forget one momentarily and need it .... usually I'm using the keypad most when parked at home and I'm just getting something and left keys to that one in house
I was a wee bit disappointed that the 2008 Mustang GT we bought in June didn't have it, but the price and low miles and color and condition were superb ....
.... and today I see this thread / picture?
I'll order one this week, I like inside the gas door.