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Old 08-27-2009, 08:49 PM
GSXR750 GSXR750 is offline
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I only have 1 key for my truck and I want another made. I believe the keys have chips in them because I went to have one made and it didn't work.

Could I buy a key off ebay and have it made somewhere or whats the deal? Cost?
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:56 PM
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i belive that you have to have two keys to do it.. i could be wrong tho.. i would take it to the dealer and let them do it.. it might cost ya.. but you would have your second key.. then you can program the rest on your own.. just have to get em cut...
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:57 PM
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i belive that you have to have two keys to do it.. i could be wrong tho.. i would take it to the dealer and let them do it.. it might cost ya.. but you would have your second key.. then you can program the rest on your own.. just have to get em cut...
I can have a key made anywhere... I had one cut before. The key did turn the truck to the "ON" position, but it wouldn't start.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:02 PM
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Im not sure of the the exact process but we have bought keys with the proper chips in them for out expedition, ranger, and mustang... we got them cut and then there is some process of putting the origional key in the ignition, turning it to on for a certain amount of time, taking it out, and putting the new one in, or something to that effect. It can be done for less than $20 insted of a dealership charging $75 for it... just do research on it and youll save a ton of mula!
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:07 PM
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I can have a key made anywhere... I had one cut before. The key did turn the truck to the "ON" position, but it wouldn't start.
yes, you have PATS and that was probally not a PATS key... a PATS key is round and fat while the non PATS key is kinda skinny...
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:08 PM
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So I need to buy a PATS? Do they sell on ebay?

Once I get the key, what process do I need to do in order get the key to work with my truck?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:12 PM
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So I need to buy a PATS? Do they sell on ebay?

Once I get the key, what process do I need to do in order get the key to work with my truck?
they might i really dont know... lemme try to find a how-to i might be the am b/c i have to get some sleep...


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Tools required:
None

Supplies Requires:
Your PATS-equipped vehicle;
Two working PATS keys for that vehicle;
New PATS key or keys cut to match the working keys.

Background:

The Ford Passive Anti-Theft System, also known as PATS or Securilock, uses a special transponder key as a theft deterrent. Several years of Rangers through 2004 use Securilock. A PATS key, recognized by the truck's PATS transceiver, is required to enable starter operation on a PATS equipped vehicle.

If you need extra keys for your Securilock system, you could let the dealer handle it for you. This is quite expensive and usually runs $60~100 parts and labor. Or you can purchase the key and easily program the tranceiver yourself. Uncut genuine Ford PATS keys usually run about $15 + S&H on eBay. I got mine at the local Ford dealer for $20 and they were nice enough to cut it for free.

So, you already have the two original PATS keys that were delivered with your new truck. Why should you buy a third key? Because you need two working PATS in order to program the transceiver to recognize any additional keys. If you haven’t made more and you lose one of your two originals, you are toast. The only way to get a replacement then is to go to the dealer or a locksmith. The dealer has the capability to make replacement keys without having two originals but that will usually cost well over $100.

I bought my third key as a sort of insurance. For a $20 investment, I can always make more as long as I have two available.

Preparation:

Be sure to get the correct PATS key for your year Securilock. You can have the teeth cut to match one of your original PATS keys’ pattern at the Ford dealer, a locksmith or at most hardware stores.

Have all three PATS keys available – two working keys and your new one, ready to program for. The programming procedure involves inserting a key into the ignition switch, turning the switch to the “ON” position, then turning the switch “OFF” and removing the key. This is done to each of the three keys and must be done within the allowable time limits. Keep in mind that you don't need to turn the key to the “START” or “ACC” positions during programming. Use only the “OFF” and “ON” ignition switch positions.



The following is the procedure to program for a new Securilock key:

1) Insert one of your two working keys into the ignition switch and turn the ignition “ON”, wait 5 seconds and turn it “OFF”. Remove the key immediately.

2) Insert the next working key into the ignition switch within 20 seconds. Quickly turn the ignition “ON”, wait 5 seconds and turn it “OFF”. Remove the key immediately.

3) Now insert the new PATS key within 20 seconds. Turn the ignition “ON”, wait 5 seconds and turn it “OFF”. Your new PATS key should now be recognized by the transceiver.

4) Use the new key to turn the ignition switch to the “START” position. If programming was successful, the engine will start as usual. Take a moment to congratulate yourself on saving a chunk of change.



If unsuccessful, repeat the above procedure, paying close attention to staying within the allowable time limits:

Keys must remain switched to the “ON” position for between 1 and 10 seconds:
There is a 20 second time limit between successive keys.


[NOTE: If you have more than one additional new key, you can repeat step 3 above for each of the new keys up to a total of 8 keys per vehicle]




Two original PATS keys and a replacement PATS key (right):













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The value of owning a non-PATS key:

A standard, inexpensive key blank, cut with your PATS key's pattern, has a couple of uses:

1) It can be used as an emergency lock-out key to get you back into your truck if you lock your keys inside. A non-PATS key will open the door locks and unlock the ignition switch, too. The only thing more that a PATS key can do is to enable the starter.

2) Use it to listen to your sound system when outside your truck. As mentioned above, a non-PATS key can unlock the ignition switch. This means that you can turn it to the ACC position, open the doors and listen to tunes or use other accessories. Using the non-PATS key means that there is no danger of someone driving the truck away – it can’t be started with the non-PATS key.





An original PATS transponder key (left) alongside an ordinary Ford key cut with the same tumbler pattern.

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:18 PM
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Guess I'm screwed because I only have one key, my mom lost the other years ago.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:20 PM
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Guess I'm screwed because I only have one key, my mom lost the other years ago.
thats why you get the first one made from the dealer...

then whala, you can make your own after... saves you moola!
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:21 PM
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thats why you get the first one made from the dealer...

then whala, you can make your own after... saves you moola!
I wonder how much a locksmith would cost to do it. I have AAA and they cover up to $100 on a locksmith coming out, including making a new key.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:22 PM
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I wonder how much a locksmith would cost to do it. I have AAA and they cover up to $100 on a locksmith coming out, including making a new key.
idk if they will be able to do it at a locksmith... i think they have to do something with the computer on your truck to put it in learn mode or something like that..
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:23 PM
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Wouldn't a locksmith be able to do that?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:25 PM
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Wouldn't a locksmith be able to do that?
like i said, i really dont know.. i can call my friend that works at a dealer for ya to find out exactly..
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:07 PM
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Ya do that for me please
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:41 PM
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I work in a dealership parts dept........if you only have 1 key, then the PATS system has to be reprogrammed so that only the 2 keys you have will activate the system, that way if somebody finds the lost key, they can't steal your vehicle.
But if you find your own lost key, then you can reprogram the lost key to the NEW PATS code with the 2 keys you have.

Since you don't have the year of your Ranger in your profile, here are the 2 types of Ford keys:

$19.95

$26.95

The usually programming fee is 1/2 hour of their labor rate, ours is $37.50 + key cost.

I deal with quite a few customers that buy rebuildable wrecks, and usually they don't get any keys, so they have to bring the vehicle to use, buy 2 keys & get them programmed.............blows the heck of a $100 bill.
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