Lost Keys to Ford Vehicles

Evolution of Ford car logosHave you lost your last key to your Ford family vehicle? The main Ford family vehicle brands are Ford, Lincoln and Mercury.  Other car manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Land Rover also had a loose connection to Ford. We can make you fresh keys and get you back on the road for a great price. Did you know that we cut and program chip keys? If you’ve lost your last key or if you simply need a spare key to your car, we can handle it! You aren’t forced to pay dealer prices, give us a call today and ask for a quote.

Recovered Theft

When you recover a stolen vehicle it’s wise to have it re-keyed. Re-keying means that we re-configure the locks so that the current keys no longer work. If your car has computer chip keys (as most vehicles today do) we can also re-program the car so that the missing keys will no longer start. Another feature to think about is the remotes. We can also turn off any missing or stolen remotes too!

Types of Ford Remote Head and Proximity Smart Keys.

Ford began integrating their transponder keys and remotes together in 2007 with many vehicles.  Starting in 2009 Ford introduced their first PEPS (Passive Entry Passive Start) key and begin to bring proximity to a larger amount of their vehicles in 2011 with their Intelligent Access (IA) keys.

FORD Remote Key types

Fun fact: It’s a little known fact that you can still program in the older style remotes and regular transponder keys for a cheaper price!

Ford Classics

1931 Ford

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Ford has a long and rich history. There are many classics still being bought, sold and restored today.  Although we don’t carry the original factory key blanks (anymore) we can still make factory code cut keys and standard duplicates on the modern generic equivalent key blank.  If you have lost your last key to your Classic Ford family vehicle, we can make you keys again!  If you have bought a new lock online and would like it keyed to the rest of the vehicle, bring it to us!

Classic Ford family vehicles include:

Edsel 1958 – 1960
Ford 1903 – 1979
Lincoln 1922 – 1979
Mercury 1939 – 1979

Oddball Ford Family Vehicles

There are a few vehicles in the line up that didn’t quite follow the same rules as the rest of the herd.

  • 1987 – 1989 Merkur Scorpio
  • 1990 – 2008 Jaguar (ALL)
  • 2010 – 2013 Ford Transit Connect
  • 1997 – 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

On-Board Programming (OBP) Procedure

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles (usually) allow you to program in duplicate keys yourself if you have 2 keys that currently start the vehicle.

  1. Insert a working ignition key (Key #1) into the ignition and turn the key to the ‘ON’ position.  After the red immobilizer light (Sometimes says ‘THEFT”) goes out turn the key to the ‘OFF’ position and remove.  (NOTE: Don’t start the engine.)
  2. Insert a different working ignition key (Key#2) into the ignition and turn the key to the ‘ON’ position. After the red immobilizer light goes out, turn the key to the ‘OFF’ position and remove. (NOTE: Don’t start the engine.)
  3. Insert your new properly cut transponder key into the ignition and turn it to the ‘ON’ position. When the red immobilizer light goes out your key is now programmed in.

Repeat this procedure for each new key you want to program. If you do not have 2 working keys you we will have to program new keys with our key programming computer. Currently we can program keys into ALL Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles from 1996 – 2013. Some 2014 models have moved to a new system and will require a dealer tool.

NOTE 1:  Ford’s first transponder system referred to as the PATS 1 system program in slightly different as well as the 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII.

NOTE 2: This procedure cannot be completed with a key that was cloned from the other key used in the process. Cloning is a process of copying the digital information in your original key’s chip and pasting it on to a suitable emulator. You MUST show the car 2 already programmed keys with different values.

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Keyless Entry Code Recovery

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Ford MyKey Programming

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