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#1 brybry44

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

hi, hope some one can help,
i have a focus 52 plate and just after my service my key fob packed up, it will lock the car doors but will not open them or the boot.
i have to open car doors manually,
i have to keys at present 1 remote fob and a normal key with a blue tag,
looking at buying second hand fob off ebay as it same code on my key,
dont really understand about keys so a bit losy.

many thanks bryan :blink:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

Tbh you're best off looking for a new key as then you bypass any problems with coding to your immobiliser.
As you have both original keys you will be able to add the extra key yourself.
Are you aware that you can get flip keys with the correct blank blade type (tibbe) which look just a bit flash.
As and when you get a spare key there are some here (myself included) who can advise you of the programming process for the immobiliser and central locking.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

thanks for that,
i will look for a new key, but blank blade type tibbe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you lost me,
i have seen them with blank blades which need to be cut by a lock smith.
sorry but after looking at keys old/ new circuit boards switches blank blades micro switches im more lost then ever.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

Sorry, tibbe refers to the key blade design.
The one you have is a round blade body with the flattened end which is a tibbe type.
Later cars use the flat blade type which is referred to as the laser key.
Anyhow, this is the key you need.
Brand new and ready to cut and programme.

http://pages.ebay.co...id=130675465534

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

thanks that just what im after,
as i have two keys i can i hope program it myself,
but will i still have to get the key/ blade cut to use the key,
thanks bryan

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Yes the blade will need cutting.
It needs to be able to turn in the ignition in order to be programmed.
Most (but not all) key cutters will be able to do it for you for a few pounds.
Programming it yourself to the central locking and immobiliser will take no more than a couple of minutes for each part and is very easy.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

thanks, it sounds better then taking keys apart and trying to put new bits in,
many thanks for you help,
i will be back when my new key arrivals soon i hope,

thanks again bryan :D

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

Welcome mate.
Keep me updated and between us all we'll get the key programmed for you.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:07 AM

if you can program the new key to your central locking, why not just transfer the immobiliser chip to the new key if the old one doesnt work properly?
this would save getting a blade cut and programming the immobiliser side of things.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

the problem i have is not knowing what wrong with the key,
is it the fob or chip or something else,
sorry i assumed the programming was to do the central locking and immobiliser, plz dont tell me theres two programes to do,one on the internet say put old key and turn 4 times from one position to another put second key in and turn and then new key, this will program new key,
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

there is a chip for the immobiliser - so if the key starts the car this is fine. there is also information regarding central locking stored on the key (nothing to do with the immobiliser part)

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

thanks , just popped in to halfords to get new battery just in case,
they dont know what battery i need so told to open fob and find out, i think i read some where you dont get long to change battery before you have to reprog key,
secondly asked about a new key and if i could reprog my self they said new key only from main dealer and no i can not reprog a new key, even tho i have two keys,
good news is fob not worked all day to open car but will lock it via remote, gets home and locked car and tried to un lock and it worked, tried four times and it now works,
going to change battery when i can open fob and know how long i get before it goes pear shaped.
and see what happens
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

For reference the battery is a CR2032.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

thanks

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

I have found in the past that if dirt gets inside the keys it can stop the buttons working properly or you need to press them really hard - hope this is all its been in your case too

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