Got a 99 Ford Windstar. Lost the keys almost 8months ago, contacted
our local ford dealer, who contacted FORD who said that they not
longer carry that key and was advised to contact a lock smith.
Contacted several lock smiths, who have told me sorry its a ford part
we are not allowed to make it.
Contacted Ford Directly who advised me to contact a lock smith, repeat-
Any ideas on what to do? Oh to make matters worse its on of the keys
with the chip in it.
Look on E-bay, I have seen quite a few keys for sale....
I keep a spare key in case I lock keys in the car. I had a heck of a
time getting someone to
cut a key for me. I don't need the chip key to unlock the doors.
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The dealer can replace the physical locks and reprogram the security.
They connect to the computer, go to the security area (there is a
several minute delay they have to wait, to prevent a thief from easily
overriding), then clear the memory and add in the new keys. If you want,
they can even disable the key security.
It will cost you a bit for the keys, locks, and labor.
In the future, ALWAYS keep one or two spare keys hidden at home. If you
have 2 already learned chipped keys, you can add additional keys
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Yes, EBay has lots of Ford PATS transponder keys. Just do an Ebay search for
"99 windstar PATS key". I've actually bought them myself on EBay for my
son's 1999 Ford Ranger.
Do yourself a favor. Buy 3 key blanks on EBay. Take them to your Ford
dealer. Have them cut 2 of the keys and program them. Yes, it's expensive
probably $100 but you want to drive the van right??? Then when you have the
two cut, programmed keys, go to a locksmith and have the 3rd key cut (they
do it cheaper than the Ford Dealer). Since you already have 2 keys
programmed you can program the 3rd key yourself (the EBay seller will give
you printed instructions on how to do that). Now, if you lose a key, you
have 2 keys you can use to program a new 3rd key. The Cardinal Rule: always
have three keys on hand so if you lose one you can buy a blank and program
it with the 2 remaining keys.
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