My remote control has finally given up the ghost. I have replaced the battery a couple of times, but nothing happens when I go through the re-programming sequence - when I get to the bit about pressing a button on the remote, nothing happens, i.e. I don't get a confirmation beep. Seeing as replacement keys from Ford are so expensive, I sourced a replacement from a local car scrap yard - only £2. After opening the car, I successfully re-programmed the replacement remote and the car started ok. When I got home, I took the two remotes apart and paired up the replacement remote mechanism with the original key part. However, this morning I encountered a problem. I opened the car using the remote and attempted to start the ignition - nothing happened. I waited a short while and opened the car manually using the key. On attempting to start the ignition now I set the alarm off !! Anyone had this problem before? Do I need to keep both original parts of the key together?