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shaz4473

Cost Of New Key?

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Its appreciated, and thanks for not "Fobbing me off", Sorry i just couldn't resist it

Ill let you know how I get on

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Update, I have won an auction for a 3 button RCL key £13:00, I have rang an Auto Locksmith local to me and explained my situation, He priced me for a Blank blade cut on site, and everything reprogrammed and 100% working within an hour at my house £70 all in, cant moan at that, ill await the delivery of the key and ill update again when he has been for future ref.

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Pat yourself on the back. Ford would have probably told you they needed the car for 4 hours, they needed to do a diagnostic and you would have to change all the locks.

They don't do themselves any favours.

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Hi - I'm still very confused with this - hopefully you guys will be able to give me some advice!

I have a 2007 mkII Focus with only one non-remote key. I lost my remote key some time ago.

Is there any way I can get a remote key fob on the cheap? Could I purchase a cheap key fob from eBay, get it cut and then use the twist-in-the-ignition-four-times trick?

Thanks.

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You can buy your own key on eBay but on the Mk2 the key has to be added using an ids unit via the diagnostic port.

Ford removed the twist add procedure from the Mk2 onwards.

Even with that, to add your own keys on earlier focus you would need two keys to unlock the system anyway.

To clarify- the routine to add a new key to your car you need to buy a new, uncut key from eBay and call around some auto locksmiths for quotes to cut and code the key to your car.

Some have used Timpsons but personally I've never been impressed/confident with their work or attitude.

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Thanks for clearing that up for me Stone871 - much appreciated!

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So, just to be clear, if I buy this from eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-S-MAX-C-MAX-ST-NEW-FOCUS-MONDEO-FIESTA-REMOTE-KEY-FOB-/290839987486?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43b76a051e

I should have all the components that the auto locksmith needs to re-code and cut my new key?

Thanks.

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You are correct.

That key will cut and programme just fine.

You could always step up a level if you like and go for one of these instead-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160977357018?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I bought one of these from that seller and use it daily with no problems.

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I actually did buy a full Mk2 Focus key with the glass transponder for about £12 i think it was, I then contacted a few Auto locksmiths in my area for quotes, I then found one on my estate who charged me £50 all in, he had a new blade cut, he then paired it to my car, 10 min job and I now have a spare key and a working Fob, If your in the Manchester area Ill put you in touch with the locksmith, £50 is cheap.

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I have a good contact for anyone who lives in Devon and Cornwall.

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Excellent - again, thank you very much for your help.

I'm in the North Kent area - probably a bit of a trek for your guy in Manchester!

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I also have a contact for a guy in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, he's done 4 Mondeo's, a Fiesta, and a Ka for me

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