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Ok, my car only came with one key and I need another for obvious reasons. I know that I cannot program it myself because I only have one key. My question is do I need to purchase the key itself and have the dealer program it, or can I buy it from ebay, cut it at a locksmith, and then just have the dealer program it only?
I know it's been asked before, but I just wanted to make sure that I didn't need to buy the entire second key from the dealer. $250 is a ton of money for a damn key.
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i would check with some locksmiths, i had only one key and temporarily lost it ( it was returned 2 weeks after getting new key ) and they didn't charge me that much to come out cut a key for the door then get it and cut a key for the ignition and program it.
2006 Mustang GT
Bought in 2011 with 15k miles
sequential tail lights
Custom muffler deletes
Local dealer charges $200 to program a new key to a car with one key. Where the key comes from is up to me.
A local locksmith did one for $86, key included. Another dealer told me that locksmiths only recently obtained the ability to program keys based on auto manufactures keeping the info private.
Also, there are at least two different types of programmers for different years of Ford's. I was having an '02 Mustang done, and they were also doing a new Sheriffs Explorer using a different type programmer.
Panama City, Fl.
I wake up in the morning with nothing to do and by supper time, I have half of it done.
I tried to ask information to Locksmith but they never replied to my email...
So, in my case, I bought on ebay the key, $35 the one with the retractable blade, cut at Home Depot (I don't remember how much) and ask Ford to program the new key, $86.
when done it's strongly recommended to buy another spare key, the cheapest one and program it by yourself (having two working keys). in this way, even if you lose again the key, you have anyway two to program a new one. for sure the 3rd key is cheap and get you safe to do again the hassle
so if you have only 1 key, the dealer charges you $80 but if you have 2, you can do it yourself for free ?!
it's true for the S197 model, I'm not 100% sure if it's the same on the previous model
with two keys you can program a third one by your own, it's a procedure where you turn on with the first key, then the second and then you use the third in few seconds. I don't have the real sequence, I did once making some attempts and it did work but I think that with a search you can find a better guide than me
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