I have first hand knowledge about GM and Chrysler using it. Don't have
first hand about Ford, but I would strongly bet they do too. Its more
commonly known today as RFID.
The real question is who does not?
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
Well, you already have 100 replies, but...
I just had a key cut from the computer at a hardware store for $55. Works
The machine they use is pretty small; I suppose they could come out to you
for a time charge.
With this vehicle, there's more to it than just cutting the metal of
the key. There are some vendors on eBay
that sell blank transponder keys, but in addition to the cutting, the
chip still has to be dealt with.
Are you sure it was a transponder key you duplicated? (And you realize
I'm starting with zero copies, don't you?) Everybody I've consulted
with locally believes only a Ford dealer has the equipment.
But if this hardware store can somehow do the job, I'd like to talk
with them - even if they're not local. What's the name or number of the
hardware store you used, please?
EARLY Ford transponder keys had 2 things CLEARLY VISIBLE..
1 is the hole that you use to hang on a key chain..
the hole is NOT IN THE CENTER..
it was off to one side..
the key head was about 1/4" THICK, and if you looked on the back
plastic edge opposite of the ring hole, you would see the faint
outline of a small rectangular square there.. the cover for the
NEW model transponder blanks have the hole back in the center,
and NO visible means of seeing where the actual chip is..you got
to know then by the actual model..
and 'some locksmiths' DO have the equipment..
funny thing in MY area the Chrysler dealerships will NOT mess
with the transponder equipped cars as far as replacing lost
keys-they ship them out to a certain locksmith about 15 miles
Yep I am goin to TOP POST THIS.
I am a 2000 Ford Ranger Owner, suffice it to say you have to have 2 keys if
you want to program a key for yourself. If you dont, well see you at the
dealership. I am also located in Eastern Kansas, but it works the same no
matter where you are in the CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. I am not exactly sure
what the newest cars have on them now, but that DOESNT MATTER. We are
talking about a '01' Ford Explorer, not a GM vehicle. This damn post has
gotten out of control here. If you have 2 programmed keys for the vehicle in
question then it will take about 10min to program a new key (UP TO 8 KEYS
CAN BE PROGRAMMED) I have done this on my truck so I can have 4 keys, its
simple and if you can READ the owners manual, then this post can DIE. Ok
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