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Getting A Third Key

28 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

I have a 2004 Ford Fusion 3, and recently, have noticed that my remote lock buttons don't always work. I've changed the batteries in the key, but was advised that due to the age of the car, the key was probably failing, and should be replaced.

Obviously, the cost was in the hundreds - so I'm looking at alternative ways of getting it done. Your help would be appreciated!

I have both original Ford keys, and they both still work - so I think I'm able to do the programming for remote locking and the transponder myself.

- I have found a key on eBay for £35 (http://www.ebay.co.u....item1e6d002901) - I think all I need for this is to get the actual key cut. Would I be able to do this in Timpson's, and how much would they charge for it? 

- This key is pre-cut and around £75 (http://www.ebay.co.u....item20d1eb01e9). 

Out of the two, which key would be more sensible to get?


Is it as simple as: buying a key, getting it cut, programming the transponder, programming the remote lock? Or am I missing something? Can I find instructions on all the programming in my manual, or is there anything it's missing out?


Basically- help! Help! Help! And thanks :)

Fusion 2003 "stuck" Compartments

22 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hi all,


Another small problem. My glove box and the "top" middle compartment on the dashboard are both "stuck":


The top compartment doesn't open by pulling the handle - I need to pull the handle and also push at the back for it to budge.


The glovebox, on the other hand, doesn't close! I need to bash it in quite a few times before it sticks.


Tips, hints, or general help would be appreciated. :)

Two Fusion 3 Questions

22 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Hi all,

Just a couple of things I've noticed about my Fusion 3 (53 reg) that I wanted to check:

- When driving the car first thing in the morning (with the air blower set to 0) I can still feel a (strong) draft coming in through the blowers. Is this normal? I normally have to set the air circulation thing to 'car only', else I'm frozen.

- When remote locking the car, should the headlights flick on and off in indication? Mine don't, to the point where I get no visual indicator of the car locking/unlocking. Not sure what's meant to happen here, but if you could enlighten me, I'd be grateful.


Dundee Newbie

04 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

Hi all,

My name's M, and I've just bought a 2004 Fusion 3 after a couple of weeks of intense searching. For the past two years, I've had the pleasure of owning a 1999 Galaxy (called Shannon), but she recently suffered a gearbox failure. :(

I'll mostly be posting in the Fusion forum. I'm a bit hopeless when it comes to cars so I will probably be asking for quite some help - please bear with me whilst I get my bearings! Pun fully intended.

2004 Fusion Does Not Fully Remote Lock

01 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hi all

Just bought a 2004 fusion 3 and I'm loving it! My only issue is that the remote key fob unlocks all the doors fine and can unhatch the boot with no problems... but the lock functions sometimes doesn't work! When it doesn't - it makes half a noise and moves the rear wiper by 90 degrees - but the car doesn't actually lock.

Using the key in the door will work, obviously.

Tried looking in the manual but all the talk of double-locking just confused me. i'm not sure if I've activated something else (hence the not locking) or if I have a fault somewhere..

Any ideas?