I sent a topic regarding this issue few days ago.
Here is the link:
According to the post, I checked the owners manual, but I cant find the
procedure of reprogramme my remote key fob. Does any one know how to do
Thanks in advance.
There is always confusion regarding UK v US cars. The info is only in the US
manuals. Also, the procedure to make a new key start the car by realigning
the PAT function is in *both* manuals, so further muddying the waters!
As I'm sure you are aware by now, to make a new key start the car you need
to have at least two existing keys.
There are apparently two remote systems in use. The procedure below is for
Siemens keys. I've not seen others, but apparently they exist.
Sit in the car with the doors shut. Turn the remote key from fully off to
ignition on, (but not to the cranking position) four times. The door
open/lights on chime will bong once. Press the door open button on the fob.
Complete this procedure within 10 seconds. This should align the radio
function of the system.
I had exactly the same problem as you with my '99 LX. After the above
procedure, the remote function of the key still didn't work, so I assumed
the key was broken.
I needed a CR2032 battery for a remote door bell, so robbed the one from my
key fob. Some weeks later I was scrapping a computer motherboard and
realised it had the same battery; I put the battery in my keyfob on a whim.
Lo and behold! The remote function now works! Don't ask for an explanation;
I don't have one.
That was over a year ago; it still works fine. If all else fails I would try
leaving the battery out for progressively longer periods of time.
BTW, all the above information has been posted in this NG a number of times,
and could have been found using the search function in Google Groups. This
might save you time in the future.
Any ideas if the programming of the transponder/PATS/immobiliser (any
of the above!) is the same for a UK 2006 (Mk2) focus - the two key +
new key setup? The remote key fob instructions work well, i've just
heard that the new foci need to taken to a dealer to get the new key
You can still do the remote radio bit by the old method but the
PATS/immobiliser has to be done by the dealer.
In order to get give my second key remote unlock function, I bought an old
ford tibbe fob on ebay, cut off the key, took out the pats transponder and
fitted on my key ring. Result!
If you do reprogramme the remote radio part using the the method stated,
remember to have ALL your radio keys with you. The first part of the process
removes all keys from the authorised list and you must operate one button
from each key during the second stage to teach the car to accept both the
new and old ones.
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