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Old 09-10-2010, 03:21 PM
TGDKY TGDKY is offline
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Default Lost only key- suggestions?

I recently got my truck a few months ago and never got around to making another key. Its a 2000 ranger and it is pats. Now i have lost the key and it appears my VIN is to old to look up to get a key code from ford. I really need to avoid a locksmith charge to generate a new key so my question is- is there anywhere in a ranger that the key code was listed? The dealer can cut a key off the code- and i have a guy that will program the keys for free- any suggestions?
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: Lost only key- suggestions?

I had to have the ford dealer redo mine also , they actually hook up to the computer in the vehicle and pull the codes that way , at least that is what they did for me, 100.00 bucks for " diagnostics" then 29.00 bucks for a key
44.00 to program it.

Better Idea from Ford...NOT

so may have to tow to a dealership or a REAL good locksmith that has the proper programing puter
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Lost only key- suggestions?

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I had to have the ford dealer redo mine also , they actually hook up to the computer in the vehicle and pull the codes that way , at least that is what they did for me, 100.00 bucks for " diagnostics" then 29.00 bucks for a key
44.00 to program it.

Better Idea from Ford...NOT

so may have to tow to a dealership or a REAL good locksmith that has the proper programing puter
Yeah, I got a spare key from Ford, it was like $130
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Lost only key- suggestions?

TDGKY,
Avoiding the locksmith may not be your best approach. They have more resources than you might expect. If they cannot reproduce your key, they might change your ignition cylinder for $100 or maybe a little more.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:27 PM
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I had to have the ford dealer redo mine also , they actually hook up to the computer in the vehicle and pull the codes that way , at least that is what they did for me, 100.00 bucks for " diagnostics" then 29.00 bucks for a key
44.00 to program it.

Better Idea from Ford...NOT

so may have to tow to a dealership or a REAL good locksmith that has the proper programing puter
suzuki is alot worse.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: Lost only key- suggestions?

Update- has a locksmith come out sunday and did 2 keys for 107.50- gave me my key code for next time too!
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