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Old 08-29-2009, 05:24 AM
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Unhappy Missing key, possible to replace only the receiver and transponder?

Hi guys,
I am driving a 2002 Ford Ranger Extreme. I recently lost my car keys. I manage to make a duplicate, but the problem is my ranger has an immobilizer installed and when I turn the ignition, the engine doesn't start.

I spoke to a mechanic, and he told me that its possible to buy a used receiver and transponder (both must be from the same vehicle) and all have to do is replace the receiver from my ranger and using the corresponding transponder, it should work. And he says that I don't have to replace the 'controller' (not sure whats it called , i am referring to the main component of the immobilizer)

Is this true??
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:17 AM
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Ranger Extreme?

Anyways u have to buy one from ebay and possibly pay like 80 bucks to have them program it.

Say u had to factory keys for the truck you could then program a 3rd you self but if you only have one you cant do a second

Here is how you do it if you have the correct 2 original keys

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]
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:13 PM
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Okay, so just to reiterate, if I only have one key for my '00, I'm hosed. Is that correct? I can only let the Ford dealer make a new one, right?

I talked to the parts guy and he said the key was probably $70, plus an hour labor to program it. I guess I'll have to do that, and then go buy a 3rd blank and program that one myself.

ps - what about the door lock remote fobs? How much are they and where do you get them and how do you program them? Thanks
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:23 PM
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Key fob you can get off ebay and they are pretty simple to program

The key is gonna have to be a ford deal sorry sucks

They are ripping you off if they charge for 1 hour of labor it takes 10 minutes for them to do it
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:26 PM
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Key fob you can get off ebay and they are pretty simple to program

The key is gonna have to be a ford deal sorry sucks

They are ripping you off if they charge for 1 hour of labor it takes 10 minutes for them to do it
Thanks for the info on the fob.

Ya, I'll talk to the service mgr. to be sure that is the charge. If so, I'll go to another dealer (there are plenty around).
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