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artscot79
as i only got one key with the foci i needed a new one theres been a lot of topics on this so ill keep it short i got this key [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160672815178"]http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=160672815178[/url]

these keys are uncut new blades and new transponders i can vouch for them as the auto locksmith checked it

i took it to a local auto locksmith who cuts keys for ford and he believes these are the same keys ford are using and charging more for i may add. cut and coding was £30 total cost inc key £59.95.

the key is sturdy well made not cheap the flip part is strong and not flimsy like some ive seen.

ford cost with me supplying the key and cutting it £95.00 that would make it £144.95 total ford cost supplying the key coding it and getting it sent away for cutting £200 the coding took 2 minutes using the obd port and the guys computer and its coded to the car not a clone

so if anybody wants it done its a cheap process to do youreself oh the key comes with a battery in it
btmaldon
Great price and they do look exactly the same as the Ford flip key.

My previous 09 Focus only came with one 3 button key and a non remote key. I was really surprised when I picked up the current Focus in April as this came with two flip keys. They must have been getting rid of all the old stock before finishing the Mk2.5 run.
artscot79
[quote name='btmaldon' timestamp='1320268878' post='151011']
Great price and they do look exactly the same as the Ford flip key.

My previous 09 Focus only came with one 3 button key and a non remote key. I was really surprised when I picked up the current Focus in April as this came with two flip keys. They must have been getting rid of all the old stock before finishing the Mk2.5 run.
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well the guy cuts the keys for ford that they supply and he was convinced that these were what ford were using if so it shows how much they rip you off.

2 flip keys i wish the flip key seems to work perfect and at a greater distance than the old 3 button round key ive got strangely
Pitmonster
I'm thinking of getting a flip key for my Focus, but some of the auctions on eBay show a genuine model at the top of the listing and then a poor fake halfway down the listing. This makes me doubt what product I'd actually be getting.
Example : [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLIP-Folding-Key-Remote-Ford-Focus-C-Max-Remote-/130463962566?pt=UK_Car_Accessories_Safety_Security&hash=item1e604215c6#ht_5629wt_1031"]ebay auction[/url]

If it's possible to get a genuine brand new, cut & coded key for just 60 then I think that's a good deal.
Thanks for posting, very interesting.
artscot79
[quote name='Pitmonster' timestamp='1320272599' post='151030']
I'm thinking of getting a flip key for my Focus, but some of the auctions on eBay show a genuine model at the top of the listing and then a poor fake halfway down the listing. This makes me doubt what product I'd actually be getting.
Example : [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLIP-Folding-Key-Remote-Ford-Focus-C-Max-Remote-/130463962566?pt=UK_Car_Accessories_Safety_Security&hash=item1e604215c6#ht_5629wt_1031"]ebay auction[/url]

If it's possible to get a genuine brand new, cut & coded key for just 60 then I think that's a good deal.
Thanks for posting, very interesting.
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thats a nasty blade on that key ill bet most places will have an issue cutting the key blade and flip mechanism should be the same colour
Pitmonster
Yeah that is a nasty key that I linked to - if I do get a flip key it definitely won't be that one!

I've saved the link you gave, and found a few local auto locksmiths who I'll ring for quotes. Thanks again
artscot79
[quote name='Pitmonster' timestamp='1320273779' post='151034']
Yeah that is a nasty key that I linked to - if I do get a flip key it definitely won't be that one!

I've saved the link you gave, and found a few local auto locksmiths who I'll ring for quotes. Thanks again
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i can vouch for the key and the quality i was a bit wary to start with but very happy when i got it
Lenny
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1320325219' post='151135']
i can vouch for the key and the quality i was a bit wary to start with but very happy when i got it
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Ive purchased a flip key, and i live in ireland the nearest flip key cutter is 109miles from me :lol:
their is a few shopping centres with house key cutters can they cut the flip key or what skill am i looking for??
maybe i can find someone closer to home if i know what they use to cut or google the name for cutting car keys
is it laser cutting?
adz83

Hi, Sorry for dragging up an old topic but i,ve just got a mk2 Focus (2005) which came with just one normal 3 button non-flip key. I just wanted to clarify that this key could definately be sync'd to my car?

 

Thanks.

Stoney871

The key can be self-programmed to the central locking system but to add keys to the MK2 immobiliser system (PATS II) it needs to be programmed with an IDS/VCM module.

Brigante

my motor came with the 2 keys but the spare key is a fixed blade

 

was looking at this a while ago as i wouldn't mind getting another flip key for the spare key as well

 

i could program the new key myself couldnt i as i already have 2 keys so i'd just need to get the new blade cut?

Stoney871
The Mk2 onwards had the self programming for the immobiliser removed.
Andy H Dibley

The Mk2 onwards had the self programming for the immobiliser removed.


Used to be good fun programming keys the old way...

*puts key in barrel*

One, two, three, four, five... Er
Stoney871
Alas no more.
Ford saw a security problem with leaving the self-programme ability available so removed it to protect drivers (for 'protect' read 'chance to grab more money from poor drivers' ).
Brigante
So i wouldnt be able to do it myself as long as i've already got 2 keys?

Thought this was a regular discussion saying that you could with 2 keys
Stoney871
Nope.
Mk1/1.5 Focus you can, but anything after that they changed the protocols.
adz83
So I can use the key but would need an auto locksmith to cut it and programme it for the immobiliser?
Brigante

grrr i wont bother then lol i'm not that fussed

Stoney871

So I can use the key but would need an auto locksmith to cut it and programme it for the immobiliser?

Indeed.

 

grrr i wont bother then lol i'm not that fussed

It's worth it for the flash value. ;)

Brigante

maybe when it comes to selling the car lol

 

only time anyone sees me spare key is when i leave it for a service/mot etc

 

other than that it remains hidden

Stoney871

maybe when it comes to selling the car lol

 

only time anyone sees me spare key is when i leave it for a service/mot etc

 

other than that it remains hidden

Very true, when I took mine for it's M.O.T today they got the spare and I kept the flip key in my pocket.

Rest of the time my original two keys live in my keysafe.

Andy H Dibley
You used to be able, now can't any more. From the MK2 onwards.

It's a shame as it was quite a handy thing to be able to do. I know it's not everyday you need a new key, but being safe in the knowledge that its not going to cost more than about £30 to replace one if you should lose one/ require another key.

When I first got on the road in my mums Mondeo, I programmed three of them as it was like the family steed, me, my sister, mum and dad each had a key plus a spare.


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