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Has anyone bought a replacement key which has  to be reprogrammed with the existing code?  if so how was it carried out * how easy it to do yourself ?

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I've not done one for a Fusion, but did one for a Puma just by following the procedure in the Owner'sHandbook, it took me a couple of goes but was successful in the end.

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how many working keys have you got (not including the new one). My understanding is that if you have two then you can program a third one quite simply. if you don't have two then it needs more specialist stuff. I did one on a 2008 focus using a good OBD fault code reader (about £20) and (free) Forscan software on a Windows laptop.  Or you could go somewhere like Timpsons and pay about a hundred quid, but not many people would want to do that.

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I had a focus that needed a new key as the old one was worn out. I zip tied the old key under the ignition barrel to sort the coding out and then got a  New key made for pennies...all new keys now don't need programmed and cost pennies.

 

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"I had a focus that needed a new key as the old one was worn out. I zip tied the old key under the ignition barrel to sort the coding out and then got a  New key made for pennies...all new keys now don't need programmed and cost pennies."  .   I like it.  I expect some people will say that is silly as it makes the car easier to steal, but I say, I wouldn't worry as the potential thief will not know what has been done to it (assuming it is hidden under the plastic shroud).

Also, on ebay , you can get new keys cut from a photo of a key. I got one done and it was fine

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All fine unless the insurance company finds out though.

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