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#46 horromark

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:05 PM

Ah, Ok I get you now, Assuming the eBayer I ask is Honest enough, or knowledgeable to tell me that information.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

Just want to be sure, what blade do you have on your key is it Type 1 (Tibbe)-

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Or Type 2 (Blade) -

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Also what colour is the blue cap on your key? Light or dark? You need to ensure the transponder is for the right colour.

With either blade you can add one of these fobs, as long as you fit the correct transponder chip. (It slides in inside a rubber sleeve.)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:40 PM

Hi, The key I have is type 1, Tibbe, The chip is a Lightish blue, I have taken pics but the Media section is under maintenance so I cannot upload any. I really appreciate your help, apart from eBay, do you know of anywhere that would have what I need kind of ready made :) .
I am sorry if it sounds like Im asking you/all to do the job for me, i am a real BOOB when it comes to things like this, I have found (in the Car) a Key Code Card with 8 numbers printed on.
"If you lose your key, hand this card into your FORD dealer, who will order you a replacement key.
Is this any significance?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:02 PM

The key card is a numerical representation of a tibbe key.
It's read by angles and cuts (most key cutters can read them by looking at them)

Look at a tibbe key from right to left, with the key flat and the plastic on the right, the widest part of the key is the code we're looking at. Imagine this piece to be divided into six segments, looking at the key flat, each of these segments has a degree of slope cut into it, no slope is no.1, slight slope is no.2, medium slope is no.3, max slope is no.4.

Read this site for more information on keys.

http://www.onlinekey...rogramming.html

http://www.onlinekey...e-Chip-Key.html

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

Thanks for that, Wow I've learnt so much from you in the last 3 post's pal than I have in 6 hours of Googling!
Thanks for sharing that, I will have a good luck through tomorrow, My eyes are spinning.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:25 PM

Lol. I like to be thorough. :D

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

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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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:05 AM

Good pun.
Please do keep us posted.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

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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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

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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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

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?

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:22 AM

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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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

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



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

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

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43b76a051e

 

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

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

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.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

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



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