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Matt120

Replacement ignition key

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Iv got a very worn ignition key for a 1997 Ford escort, it does start car and lock doors but I would like to know if it's possible to get a replacement key.  I only have this key with car and no spares.

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Short answer: No.

 

Long answer:

You'll probably need to check with a specialist automotive key cutter.

Originally Ford cars came with a special red programming key which allowed others to be accepted by the immobiliser.

Then it was changed so that it could be done with two ordinary working keys - insert 1st, insert 2nd, insert new. (Of course new cars only came with two keys so the moment that you lost one you were stuffed)

Then it was changed again so that it had to be done via the odbc.

Some keys can be cloned by the specialist, others will require programming via the odbc, but some are simply not possible and Ford make you buy a whole replacement engine managment system for many £££kerching.

 

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