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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap way to replace key?

I only have 1 ignition key for my truck, and am not really keen on the idea of paying through the nose for a new one.

I've read about people bypassing PATS when doing 5.0 swaps from Explorer's to Ranger's by using one of the original keys and zip tying it in the steering column, or PATS module. Then just using whatever key they get made up for the ignition.

So basically, could I get my ignition key copied, and put the original somewhere in the steering column, then just use the cheap copies? Truck is an early '99
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Got new keys and key fobs for my truck from Amazon. I think it was about $7 for the key and $20 for the fob - all OEM.


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you shouldnt have a chipped key for your truck? they didnt come around until much later on the superduty's.. if you somehow had a chipped key there are bypass modules as my wifes expedition has to use one for the remote start, her 2nd key is up under the dash. of course this removes the security aspect of having a chipped key ignition - lol
but your should just be a standard key if you are a 7.3

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Oh I just assumed because its a big black key and I know ford was using them on other vehicles of the late 90's. I actually thought all cars with the big black plastic key ends were chip keys. Learn something new everyday!

I'm coming from being a broke kid driving 80's rangers to this. Bit of a new world for me! Thanks for the right answers lol. No wonder I couldn't fid anything searching.
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Oh I just assumed because its a big black key and I know ford was using them on other vehicles of the late 90's. I actually thought all cars with the big black plastic key ends were chip keys. Learn something new everyday!

I'm coming from being a broke kid driving 80's rangers to this. Bit of a new world for me! Thanks for the right answers lol. No wonder I couldn't fid anything searching.
lol no worries, we all have to find out somehow.. i was actually mad when saw my wife and i have same year Ford vehicles and hers has chipped keys and mine doesnt. of course its just one more thing u have to deal with

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