Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:17 PM
How badly is the blade head damaged?
Is it too far gone to transfer to the new button part?
If you want to set the new key up to your car then it's necessary to get an auto locksmith to do it.
The transponder has to be programmed to the car using an IDS terminal and the new blade cut if you can't transfer the existing blade.
Best to ring a couple explaining your situation and get quotes first.
They may know a better way to swap chips, central locking circuits and blades over to the new case.
For the love of all things holy, don't ask at a Ford dealers as they won't touch keys they haven't supplied themselves and will clean you out to the tune of about £350.
Their trick is to supply a new key, charge an hours labour, insist on a diagnostic and then charge to cut and code the key then call in a mobile locksmith that will do it for them in less than 10 minutes (probably the one you'd call out yourself).
You'll probably save £280 by sorting it out yourself, most likely even more if all they have to do is swap components from your broken key to the new case.