Apologies if this is repeated info for everyone - I've done a few
searches with various bits here and there regarding remotes and
locking but I think my problem is a bit more specific.
I bought a Ford Focus 1.8 2000 Zetec, which came with a Remote Key and
a spare (blue) key. The remote key would not work remotely but could
start the car ok.
After changing the battery on the remote and giving the unit a bit of
a clean I decided a new remote was required, so
after a few searches here and there I purchased a new remote key,
connected the key section of my faulty remote to the new remote,
reprogrammed it (4 turns of the ignition, then pressing the unlock
button on the remote at the bong signal) which worked to the extent
that I can now open the car remotely.
However one unseen side effect is that the remote key will now not
start the car. My spare blue key will, so my assumption from this is
that the signal from my remote key is not recognised by the
This is concerning because I a) have to use the remote to open, then
remember to use the blue key to start the car and b) I now cannot
create new replacement keys as I need two keys to reprogram. Weird
thing is that I haven't come across anyone with this issue - I've
obviously done something wrong!
Any advice gratefully appreciated.