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2016 Fiesta Mk7 key programming in keyless car

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Hi all

I unwisely sent one of the remote key fobs (three buttons, key inside but not fold out) for my 2016 Fiesta Titanium for a spin in a washer and completely broke it. Ford quoted me £200+ for a new one so I went to Timpsons who told me they could not 'get through the car's security' and were unable to help. They did, however, give me the key they'd ordered as a goodwill gesture. I'm now left with one working fob and one unprogrammed one.

Does anyone have any recommendations for programmers who are not hugely expensive or a Plan B I could use. My car has keyless entry and a start stop button so I can't insert the key anywhere inside.

Any help gratefully received please! 

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i would also like to know the answer to this. the keys can be purchased off eBay from £30 but need to be programmed ford charging hundreds of £ for this is just blatant profiteering 

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I have a similar issue as the OP here is a solution.

Google http://forscan.org/ 

It is a piece of software that gives you dealer level diagnosis and key programming ( read the forum for more info on that topic) 

The software is free all you need is ELM 327 USB TO diagnostic plug lead 

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01F0GVBWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have used the above lead on my windows 10 laptop and it works as it should if you have windows 7 you may need to look about for a driver.

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Use forscan as above to enter the IDS in the ECU, I think you will need to wipe all keys and start afresh by resetting the codes on both keys the old and the new

It's a case of using forscan to generate a new incode to reprogram the keys

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You need to find a local car thief:

"Vehicles with a start button rather than an ignition key can be simple to steal.

Every car sold for more than a decade has been required to have a standard diagnostic port fitted. This is typically located in the front footwell.
Computer hackers have developed devices that plug into the port, boot up a vehicle’s software and then program a blank key fob.

In keyless cars this can be used to start the engine as well as unlock the doors. The time needed for the programming process is as short as 14 seconds. The cost of programming gadgets on foreign websites is as low as £10."

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