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reprogramming key fob

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Hi, i need a new key fob for my car as it only came with one.

Ford are going to charge me £150 for a new one but i have found the keys on eBay for £30.

these keys need to be cut so the match up to your own key(can be done at any key cutters),

but they also need to be reprogrammed by a auto locksmith. One of the people selling the key fobs have also included the following on how to do it yourself so im just wondering if anyone has done this and did it work.

If you need to re-program the ford remote control for any reason here are the instructions for both the early style Mk1 Infra-Red Locking and the later Radio-Frequency type. You can identify your type by looking at the remote key, where the key shaft joins the plastic key housing. If there is a little "glass eye" looking out at the key then you have Infrared locking, if not then it's radio frequency. Further key details are available here

If you are programming a new key for a car which contains a PATS immobiliser then you may need to have a new immobiliser transmitter programmed by Ford. If however you have a damaged/worn key with a removable PATS transmitter then you can carefully remove the glass tube from the old key and swap with the new key. Without a PATS transmitter embedded in your key the new key will unlock and lock the car but will be unable to start it.

Infrared Programming Instructions:

* Put your key into the ignition and turn to position 1 (Radio). After approximately 10 seconds the red alarm control LED (next to the clock) should illuminate. As soon as it comes on remove the key from the ignition - the LED should remain lit.

* Point the remote's "eye" at one of the front door sensors and press the rear button until the light on the transmitter illuminates (Keep the button pressed)

* With the rear button held in press the front button 4 times then release both at the same time. The control lights in both clock and fob will flash 4 times to indicate programming complete.

* Turn the ignition back on to exit programming mode

Radio Frequency Programming Instructions:

* Insert the ignition key and turn from position II (Ignition) to position 0 (All off) and back four times within three seconds.

* Remove the ignition key. The locking control system is now in "learn mode" for the next 20 seconds and the red warning system LED (By the clock) stays on continuously to indicate this.

* During the 20 seconds press one of the transmitter buttons. The remotes signal and code number is learned by the locking module and is indicated by flashing the warning system LED.

* Wait until learn mode times out (20 seconds) or switch the ignition back to ON.

I really hope you can help, £150 is far too much money

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Hi, i need a new key fob for my car as it only came with one.

Ford are going to charge me £150 for a new one but i have found the keys on eBay for £30.

these keys need to be cut so the match up to your own key(can be done at any key cutters),

but they also need to be reprogrammed by a auto locksmith. One of the people selling the key fobs have also included the following on how to do it yourself so im just wondering if anyone has done this and did it work.

If you need to re-program the ford remote control for any reason here are the instructions for both the early style Mk1 Infra-Red Locking and the later Radio-Frequency type. You can identify your type by looking at the remote key, where the key shaft joins the plastic key housing. If there is a little "glass eye" looking out at the key then you have Infrared locking, if not then it's radio frequency. Further key details are available here

If you are programming a new key for a car which contains a PATS immobiliser then you may need to have a new immobiliser transmitter programmed by Ford. If however you have a damaged/worn key with a removable PATS transmitter then you can carefully remove the glass tube from the old key and swap with the new key. Without a PATS transmitter embedded in your key the new key will unlock and lock the car but will be unable to start it.

Infrared Programming Instructions:

* Put your key into the ignition and turn to position 1 (Radio). After approximately 10 seconds the red alarm control LED (next to the clock) should illuminate. As soon as it comes on remove the key from the ignition - the LED should remain lit.

* Point the remote's "eye" at one of the front door sensors and press the rear button until the light on the transmitter illuminates (Keep the button pressed)

* With the rear button held in press the front button 4 times then release both at the same time. The control lights in both clock and fob will flash 4 times to indicate programming complete.

* Turn the ignition back on to exit programming mode

Radio Frequency Programming Instructions:

* Insert the ignition key and turn from position II (Ignition) to position 0 (All off) and back four times within three seconds.

* Remove the ignition key. The locking control system is now in "learn mode" for the next 20 seconds and the red warning system LED (By the clock) stays on continuously to indicate this.

* During the 20 seconds press one of the transmitter buttons. The remotes signal and code number is learned by the locking module and is indicated by flashing the warning system LED.

* Wait until learn mode times out (20 seconds) or switch the ignition back to ON.

I really hope you can help, £150 is far too much money

Hey. you can only program the Remote Entry Fob buy doing that. you turn ignition on and off until you hear it beep, then press a button on your fob and it should program the fob to work the central locking. as for your key being programed to start the car it will have to be done by ford (not sure if any one else can do it) as the computer gives the technician a whole load of numbers which need to be enterd into ford's E-TIS system. it will then return an "IN CODE" to be enterd into the computer attatched to the car to then allow it to program a new key.

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Hi, i need a new key fob for my car as it only came with one.

Ford are going to charge me £150 for a new one but i have found the keys on eBay for £30.

these keys need to be cut so the match up to your own key(can be done at any key cutters),

but they also need to be reprogrammed by a auto locksmith. One of the people selling the key fobs have also included the following on how to do it yourself so im just wondering if anyone has done this and did it work.

If you need to re-program the ford remote control for any reason here are the instructions for both the early style Mk1 Infra-Red Locking and the later Radio-Frequency type. You can identify your type by looking at the remote key, where the key shaft joins the plastic key housing. If there is a little "glass eye" looking out at the key then you have Infrared locking, if not then it's radio frequency. Further key details are available here

If you are programming a new key for a car which contains a PATS immobiliser then you may need to have a new immobiliser transmitter programmed by Ford. If however you have a damaged/worn key with a removable PATS transmitter then you can carefully remove the glass tube from the old key and swap with the new key. Without a PATS transmitter embedded in your key the new key will unlock and lock the car but will be unable to start it.

Infrared Programming Instructions:

* Put your key into the ignition and turn to position 1 (Radio). After approximately 10 seconds the red alarm control LED (next to the clock) should illuminate. As soon as it comes on remove the key from the ignition - the LED should remain lit.

* Point the remote's "eye" at one of the front door sensors and press the rear button until the light on the transmitter illuminates (Keep the button pressed)

* With the rear button held in press the front button 4 times then release both at the same time. The control lights in both clock and fob will flash 4 times to indicate programming complete.

* Turn the ignition back on to exit programming mode

Radio Frequency Programming Instructions:

* Insert the ignition key and turn from position II (Ignition) to position 0 (All off) and back four times within three seconds.

* Remove the ignition key. The locking control system is now in "learn mode" for the next 20 seconds and the red warning system LED (By the clock) stays on continuously to indicate this.

* During the 20 seconds press one of the transmitter buttons. The remotes signal and code number is learned by the locking module and is indicated by flashing the warning system LED.

* Wait until learn mode times out (20 seconds) or switch the ignition back to ON.

I really hope you can help, £150 is far too much money

as bob says you can,t do it yourself if you only have 1 original key you a specialist computer. 3 numbers you could try sas stirling 07712 898478 or home assured kirkcaldy 01592 590525 or keyman 07855 396445 probably charge about £40 for the programming if you do get a fob off ebay make sure you get the right one there are 3 types,colin

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as bob says you can,t do it yourself if you only have 1 original key you a specialist computer. 3 numbers you could try sas stirling 07712 898478 or home assured kirkcaldy 01592 590525 or keyman 07855 396445 probably charge about £40 for the programming if you do get a fob off ebay make sure you get the right one there are 3 types,colin

Thanks Colin,

your 100% right, i managed to get the key cut and programmed to open the doors etc but i cant get it to start car.

i am in the process of trying to find someone closer to paisley who can reprog a key fob but if i cant find one ill def use one of your numbers , so much much thanks,

stephen

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Hey. you can only program the Remote Entry Fob buy doing that. you turn ignition on and off until you hear it beep, then press a button on your fob and it should program the fob to work the central locking. as for your key being programed to start the car it will have to be done by ford (not sure if any one else can do it) as the computer gives the technician a whole load of numbers which need to be enterd into ford's E-TIS system. it will then return an "IN CODE" to be enterd into the computer attatched to the car to then allow it to program a new key.

Thanks Bob,

your 100% right, i managed to get the key cut and programmed to open the doors etc but i cant get it to start car.

i am in the process of trying to find someone in paisley who can reprog a key fob. Ford told me today they would charge between £80 to £100 to do this. so i really am hoping to find someone cheaper.

stephen

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There is a way to reprogramme the immobiliser yourself so that new keys will start the car, unfortunately you need to keys that are already programmed. Even if ones not a remote fob it will still work. Do you just have the one key or one remote key?

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Thanks Bob,

your 100% right, i managed to get the key cut and programmed to open the doors etc but i cant get it to start car.

i am in the process of trying to find someone in paisley who can reprog a key fob. Ford told me today they would charge between £80 to £100 to do this. so i really am hoping to find someone cheaper.

stephen

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There is a way to reprogramme the immobiliser yourself so that new keys will start the car, unfortunately you need to keys that are already programmed. Even if ones not a remote fob it will still work. Do you just have the one key or one remote key?

Hi Gaz,

I only have one key. Its not the master key(the blue one).

It has 3 buttons which open, close the doors and the 3rd button is for the boot.

I have looked at websites and they seem to say that you either need the blue master key or 2 original keys.

Do you know a way to do it with only one key.

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Hiya Sory to ressurect this thread if there is something more recent

My mother has a 2006 Fusion and the remote key has died (pats is fine -wil start the car) I tried changing the battery but no like at all. I reckon the key has died but to check I tried to put the car into programming mode - I understand that turning from pos II to nothing 4 times in 3 seconds and then removing the key should do this and the led should come on without flashing.

When I do this on this car it beeps but the led continues flashing - any Idea what is wrong ?

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