My sons' 1997 Fiesta came with a black and a red key. I understand that
the red key can be used to program the immobiliser chip in replacement
The drivers door lock and boot lock are both dodgy, even after
lubrication. I bought a complete new lock set (both doors, ignition,
boot and petrol cap) on eBay with the intention of using the new locks
but matching them to the old keys (having done this before on a Sierra
I'm just wondering what my options are, because it looks like the petrol
cap lock isn't dismantleable, and hence it might be difficult to match
the locks to the old keys. It will certainly be a right faff matching
I am thinking that it might be a better option to replace all the locks
but I'm not sure if I will be able to re-program the immobiliser chips
in the new keys.
Once I have replaced the ignition lock, I will not be able to use the
old red key in the ignition to program the new black keys to the
immobiliser. However, the new locks came with a 'T' key, which does not
have an immobiliser chip. So I figure if I use the 'T' key to carry out
the programming sequence for the new keys, but with the old red key in
close proximity, it should work.
Can anyone confirm this or offer alternative suggestions?
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