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    Ranger Thunder 2005
  1. Ok Guys, so it seems i asked the impossible, no one was able / willing to give advice on getting extra keys to work on my 2oo5 Ranger. So, off to the main Ford dealer who didn't want to know to start with but agreed to do the job in the end which involves buying two blank 'Chipped' keys at £40-00 each + vat, paying a locksmith £10-00 to cut the new keys then returning the vehicle and the newly cut keys to the dealer who battled with it for a week or so then decided to get on to Ford technical who then issued a code to the dealer who then put it into my trucks computer which then allowed the new keys to be programmed, Great, that alone cost me another £229-00! OUCH. What else can you do, if the main dealer says that's what you have to do and everyone else who is willing to comment says take it to the dealer then the dealer has you over a very large barrel! NEXT, To go with my 'new keys' which work a treat now, i would like to include a working remote fob (as the vehicle had one when new) the dealer (Bless him) wants something in the order of £190-00 for 'one remote key fob'. This is getting out of hand so i have just purchased one off of ebay and am now looking for the procedure to programme the fob to the trucks 'computer'. My handbook states that the dealer will tell me how but i have a sneaky suspicion that this will involve even more amounts of hard earned cash, so come on guys, any of you know the sequence? Hoping someone out there can help, i would be extreeeeeemly grateful. Thank-you.
  2. Probably too late for you, i only joined the forum yesterday. I had the same problem when i got my Ranger and i traced it to a small vacuum hose that was off of the vacuum 'switch' by the brake servo, caused by a previous 'owner' changing the starter solenoid! as soon as i fitted the hose back on the 4WD and the RFW light came on to indicate that all was well, and it's been fine ever since.
  3. Hi Guys, Just joined this forum so bear with me. I have recently purchased a '55 Ranger Thunder d/cab (2.5 td 12 valve) I have worked around/through most of the problems the truck came with but i'm stuck at the momment for info' on coding new keys, local main dealer reluctant but will have a go for £120 +vat!! I also would like to get a remote central locking fob (or 2) and get that programmed in, does anyone on this forum know how? Thanks for your time in reading this. T.