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#1 Sacko

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hi all

My central locking key for my '05 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi has recently stoppped working. I replaced the battery in the fob but that didn't solve the issue.

I am wondering whether the actualy fob has broken, or maybe it just needs re-programming? Is this something I can do myself or would it need to be taken into a Ford dealership (Something i don't really want to do!)

I tried the methods as described in the car manual, putting the key in the ignition and turning it multiple times, but this has not solved it.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, as I don't want to shell out money getting a replacement if I can help it!

Cheers :)

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

May i suggest that you check the battery terminals in the key as sometimes they don't sit properly.

#3 Sacko

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

The battery has been placed in and the metal pieces keeping it in place all seem to be touching it.

Not sure what else I can do with that. Is re-programming my key not an option?? :(

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

Put key in ignition and turn from 0 to II four times in ten seconds.
There will usually be a beep, tone or the immobiliser light will come on solid but this is not guaranteed to happen.
Press any button on the fob and you should get a beep/tonr to acknowledge the fob.
Wait approx twenty seconds for the programming phase exits.
I recommend you close all doors and clip your seatbelt also while doing the programming.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

Sorry to say that it seems the transmitter in the fob is broken. Particularly if you have dropped the key a few times as I have, they don't last forever!

Mine stopped working end of last year (on a 2007 focus) and I tried the battery and reprogramming as in the book and it still didn't work. In the end, I paid Ford about £90 to sort it and their diagnosis was that the transmitter was knackered, but, I believe you can get just the remote control part of the fob off various websites for about £40, just try googling it....that bit should come apart from the actual key and the part with the immobiliser chip in it.


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