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Old 03-05-2011, 05:41 AM
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are ignition keys "chipped"

i tried to get a new ignition key made for my '08 last night and the keymaker said that if she made the key, it would only open the door. she believed the key was "chipped" and couldn't make the key. she said that it's a dealer only item most likely. any truth to that?
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:58 AM
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unfortunately it's true. Costs over a hundred bucks these days for a key but you get some level of theft deterrent
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:09 AM
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If you have both of the original keys you can program the new chipped key yourself. If not, you will have to take it to a dealer.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:49 AM
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unfortunately i do not have both keys. i only have one key.

i was afraid the "key lady" was going to be correct DAMN. guess i'll be making a trip to the dealer
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:20 AM
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I have both of the original keys that came with my truck. How does one go about programming a new key?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:50 AM
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Check here [URL="http://fullerisford.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/instructions-and-videos-on-programming-ford-pats-keys/"]
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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My keys are not chipped.. got a key off ebay for $5 and $2.50 to have it cut.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:56 PM
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08 xlt, not chipped. got 2 spares at walmart.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:11 PM
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Just had a key made for my 08 at the dealer. cost me $105 took 20 min.
The dealer said the oval head keys are chipped, square head is not
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:19 PM
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I have both of the original keys that came with my truck. How does one go about programming a new key?
instructions on how to do so is in your service manual.
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