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Old 01-17-2010, 01:37 PM
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You'd need a new key w/ chip and a PATS reprogram. The reprogram will basically reset the PATS crap and the key chips to the truck's system so that it'll recognize the keys. I don't remember if this is correct or not, but I wanna say you need to get TWO new keys in order to 'reset'. But like I said, it's been some time since I've really looked into it. I didn't have the money then....don't have it now....still havn't done it and only rockin' one key. lol.


Since I really am questioning my memory now, best bet is to take a drive over to the dealer and talk to them about it and post up what you find out! lol.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:33 AM
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I am pretty sure that what Shane is saying is correct. If you already have 2 keys that are operational in your truck, then you can reprogram more yourself. The procedure I believe should be in the owner's manual, but I am not sure since my truck doesn't have the PATS system. If you only have 1 key that works, then your stuck going to the dealer to have another reprogramed. If you have your own higher end scan tool you could do it yourself, but I highly doubt that because very few people have their own high quality scan tool.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:36 PM
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went to the dealer today and they said they could make new keys for about 40 dollars to program it and 20-30 dollars for the key, sometime this week im going to go to ace hardware and see what they can do
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:23 PM
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My 96 has the theft light in the dash but my keys don't have chips in them
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:17 PM
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went to the dealer today and they said they could make new keys for about 40 dollars to program it and 20-30 dollars for the key, sometime this week im going to go to ace hardware and see what they can do
Did you tell them that you've only got 1 key to begin with?
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Did you tell them that you've only got 1 key to begin with?
I only had the one key, and no one said anything about it.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:28 PM
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The dealer can program new keys with the scan tool. They don't actually need two keys.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:42 PM
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I was told that if there's two working keys already there, it's an easy at-home add-on for new keys. But if there's only one, there needs to be a whole system reflash/reset.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:19 PM
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You need two working keys to program them on your own.
1998+ 1st key in ignition > on > off (dont start)
Remove key and insert second key, again on > off >
Then put the new key in ignition, > again on > off > (still no start)
The dash security light will come on for a few seconds confirming
the new key. It should then be able to start the vehicle.
I have done this on a 2009 as I want a key without key fobs or
any of my other keys attached it I have to use valet parking.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:13 AM
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ya i told them i only had 1 keys and they said it was no problem
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:05 AM
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i had some regular keys made for my 03, then i had my dad put a resistor in and i can use regular keys.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:31 PM
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I looking to get 2 more keys with the chip, i only have 1 key that can run my truck
Just got a 3rd key made a few days ago at the dealership and it cost me about $35. BUT since you only have one key it's gonna cost you around $100 to have the 2nd key made and programmed (at least according to what they told me).

Their explanation was as follows: If you have 2 keys we can program your 3rd key with the first 2. But if you only have 1 key and need a 2nd key, we have to program it here for 'security purposes: because of the computer chip'.

Thank god my hunka junk came with 2 .
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:52 AM
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my ranger only came with one ignition key. we went to go get another made. for one i believe it was about 80 bucks and for two it was a total of like 110 or something. from a dealership. you're better off getting two made if possible. but if you go to walmart or something, they'll just make you a door key for like a dollar or somethin like that.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:30 AM
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I looking to get 2 more keys with the chip, i only have 1 key that can run my truck
I had to get two new keys and 1 new fob when I lost my only key at work. I paid $135.

You can actually get fobs online, and program them yourself.

On top of the tow bill for my car to be towed to the dealer.

I tried take a couple chip keys I bought on EBAY to have the cut at Ace but they couldn't.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:36 AM
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I bought a couple off of ebay and took them to the local locksmith who took a machine out with him, plugged it into the truck and coded two keys for me(I only had one) for $55.

$55 + 2 ebay keys $34 = $89...not going to the stealership...priceless!!!
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