I have a 97 Tbird I bought a couple of years ago. The seller had only
one key for the car. As it also had the remote fob to lock/unlock the
doors, I didn't worry about a second key, like my 94 Tbird.
A week ago, my battery went dead while the car was locked. The only
key I had fit in the door locks, but would not turn. A locksmith was
called, looked things over and said some of the tumblers in the locks
were frozen, so I continue using the remote to lock the doors.
Question 1: Did the 97 Tbird come with one or two keys? My 94 has
two; a square one for the ignition and doors, and a round one for the
Also, the remote, with new batteries, is giving me fits! I may have
to press the unlock button several times for it to activate the
locks. Sometimes I have to strike it against my leg a couple of times
to make it work.
Now I know, from talking to the local Ford garage, I cannot have them
make a new key using the PIN as their records go back only ten years.
Question 2: Where/how can I get a new remote for my car? I am afraid
the remote is going to quit completely one day while the car is
locked, and I will be up the creek without a paddle.
Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts, hints?
Thanks for any information you can provide!