You're right..... who would have 3 keys? What idiocy.... I find 5 to be a
sane number..... One on "my" key ring that I use when driving "that"
vehicle..... one hanging on my spare key board...... Two in my loving brides
purse and one in a very good spot on the truck (you will need to be very,
very lucky in a very creative way or have a long, long time to be able to
Personally, I like the system... especially since, if I do lose a key, I can
have that key programmed out of the system. Sure, a lucky finder might open
the door, but the truck will still be there when I return.... Fwiw, if
someone wants to open a car, they sure don't need a key to do it...
I keep spare keys for the same reason I buy insurance, the same reason I
wear approved safety boots at work and the same reason I wear safety glasses
when necessary...... Because bad things happen - even to good people. Armed
with this realization, are we to believe that your oversight is Fords
The alternative is that your Ranger might not have been equipped with
PATS... and that instead of kvetching about the key, you'd be all pissy
because your truck was so easy to steal....
I am old enough to realize that there are people that will never be
pleased - no matter what might be tried.... You, young sir, are one of those
people. When those you deal with get to know you as "unpleasable"... they
will, in all likelihood, stop trying...
I have a 2000 Ranger and only one PATS key. The manual says I need two
working "pre-programmed" keys before I can program a third key myself.
Who the hell keeps three sets of keys around?
Apparently, if you have only one key and want a second, you have to go to
Ford to get a copy made, ($50 to $100). Does anyone know how to get around
this "rip-off" system??? No wonder Ford is losing so much business, coming
up with such an obvious and lame cash cow.
Are there any folks out there who can program these PATS key?
I'm tempted to disable the entire system.
Keyless in Florida