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Re: lost my key for 1999 taurus with chip had a key made...
Well if you are lucky check the owners manual when the car is new if i remember right there should be a pice of paper or somthing with the codes on it if not try asking a lock smith some times they can work wonders. Why its so much is because the key has a chip in it that when put in the ignition sends signal to the pats system so you cant steel the car. good luck.
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Again, you can't. Don't tear up the column to try. You have to tow it to a dealer. It takes 2 keys to reprogram the security. They can cut the keys if the cylinder hasn't been replaced before. $400+. new cylinder $500+. Some lock smith's can do it. But not much cheaper. You save a tow bill.
Hi Rigger, If the Ranger is a 99 it will have to be taken in to dealer or independant shop that has flash programming. Even some auto parts stores have them. 98 and up have to be reflashed, I t doesn't fall under the Passive Anti- Theft or (SecuriLock) critiera. My advise to you would be to call some Independant shops or parts stores for pricing. Hope this Helps, Good Luck Randy.
The key has an RFID chip in it and it sounds like the car has either lost the program or the key has gone bad. If you have a second key, try that. If neither key works, you will need to take it to the Ford dealer or possibly a reputable locksmith to have the keys reprogrammed and possibly new keys.
This key shouldn't need programming, not from the dealer. And if it does for some reason the dealer should have told you this. I work with alot of different cars and some keys need programmed some don't. Some of the ones that do need programmed , the dealer will tell you the procedure or that it has to be towed to the dealership and programmed there. You may have gotten the wrong key. ie.. chip in it
If you go to any Ford dealer with a picture ID, and ownership proof (Title), they can cut a duplicate key for your car. A simple one, without a chip on it, will cost you as low as $10. With this key you can unlock the door and get in your car. But there is a small problem. Your car key might have a chip on it. For the 1999 model year, all Ford Motor Company vehicles equipped with the passive anti theft system will be using the PATS II system. The PATS II system was introduced on roughly half of the PATS equipped vehicles for the 1998 model year. The other half of the PATS equipped vehicles for the 1998 model year were equipped with the PATS I system. Many 2000 and later Ford Vehicles Use the E-PATS system, which uses an encrypted transponder in the key. The Ford dealer will explain you if you need a simple $10 key, or a chipped one $50 key. If your key has a chip, then you have to reprogram it. Normally the dealer will provide you a written instruction how to do it.