Ford Focus Wagon 2001
Bought new key from dealer for $50.... Tried about 30 times to program
the chip in it as per owners manual,
but it would not take. The Dealer wanted $50 more to hook up to a computer
Finally I tried to put the ignition into programming mode via using the
instructions to reprogram
the remote entry. (turn ignition on and off 4 times until you hear a Bong.
Then I again tried reprogramming the key, and Voila! , it worked the first
Hope this helps someone else.
A quick thanks!! One of the things that irks me about newer cars is
the price of a key. We bought our 2000 Focus with only one key. I
had a couple of spares made just in case we locked ourselves out -
they open the doors at least, but am stubborn about spending $100plus
@ the dealer. I'll try your solution...now my wife tells me the local
Ford dealer wants $100 just for the key itself (Atlanta
area)....anyhow...THANKS!! :+) Paul
2000 Focus LX
1972 VW Superbeetle
In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Found Solution to:Bought new key, but
programming wouldnt take" thread, pmbedard wrote:
That's odd. I got two keys (plus two key fobs with the remote door openers)
with my 2001 Focus. I always thought this was standard practice when you
bought a new car -- you get one key, plus a spare.
Yeah, that's what the dealer (in Florida) told me -- $100 for the key, and
$50 for the remote-control fob. "Be sure you don't lose them," he said, in
case the replacement price wasn't enough of an incentive.
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