Stolen key fob - what do I need to replace?
Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:18 PM
I'm a bit confused as to what work needs to be done. I still have the valet key (which doesn't have the remote control, but still opens the doors and starts the engine). Basically, all I want is that:
1) The stolen key won't open my car or be able to start the engine
2) I have a key fob and valet key which WILL open and start my car
I've had mixed reports on what amount of work needs done. I was hoping that Ford would be able to change which fob the car responds to, and then give me a new set of keys, thus meaning that the crim wouldn't get anywhere with my car.
However, one service dept said that if I changed the key fob, the tea leaf would still be able to get into my car, just not start the engine. I don't quite understand this! Can all Ford keys open other Ford cars? I know the key shape on both the valet and fob keys are similar to my mate's car, but that doesn't mean I can open the door surely? That garage recommended changing the whole lock set (at £300 plus labour and vat!)
I'm just looking for a bit of clarity on what work needs to be done. Can anyone help?
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:30 PM
When you get the new key programmed you will need to take your valet key with you, as only keys that are prgrammed at the time as the new one will work. The key that you have lost will not work the locking or the car itself.
Hope this helps
Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:23 PM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:53 PM
yep u need your
v5c log book
a form of photo id driving licence or passport
two recent utility bills or a bill that matchs the address on the log book
you must be the registered keeper of the vehicle for us to sell you a new key if however you cant make it we need a letter written by yourself stating that mr jones for example is coming down to order you a key and u have authorised him to
it will take 5- 10 working days to get here
and there will then be a £69.95 charge to program your key to your vehicle
bearing in mind u have just shelled out 120 quid ot parts then anthor 70 quid daylight robbery i know i have moaned but they wont pur price down
then for a new set of locks say it was a standard clio a cb0a or a bb0c <<----just model codes for rough 2000-2002 it be about £232 for lock set then about £100 labour so all in all your looking at
£roughly 170 inc vat for key i key only
70 to program in vat
£350 to do locks
a ridiculous price to be honest see if you can get insurance to pay out and what they mean they can re code key eyah no worries but problem is all keys have the biggest security flaw ever a blade so they could shove that in the lock and hey presto i just broke into ur car for example not problem for me to put it on a truck now and move it or drag it thats the sort of things that happen to people so there u have it a very expensive price for some idiot at work doing there job best claiming our !Removed! tax paying money and then stealing ur car keys
sorry to sound a bummer but soemtimes keys cost this price
but ford maybe able to sort u out some discount just ask
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