my main reason was i am adding a viper alarm and there is another item needed for the factory system to work with the viper plus to know the shop is not boning me a extra $150 for something not needed.
Im pretty sure its standard in the 08 and up models. Why Ford waited until 08 to start that I will never know. It has been standard on the F150 since 99 and the Ranger since 2000.
I made a 3rd key to use with my Viper alarm.
You can get a mechanical key made with no chip to open the doors if you want to keep a spare hidden under the truck or in you wallet. And check with you local locksmiths, most shops can make transponder keys now and charge a lot less then the dealers. Plus you wont have to schedule an appointment like most dealers require.
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