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Lost ignition key and replace it, then car would not crank

I lost a ignition key, and replace it with exact one but still yet the car would not start and i was told that i will need to get the key programmed. is it true or false?

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That is true its part of the antitheft system.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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It is true if your key has chip in it

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SECTION 419-01: Anti-Theft - PATS 1999 Mustang Workshop Manual GENERAL PROCEDURES Procedure revision date: 11/06/1998 Key Programming -Erase All Key Codes and Program Two Keys
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418-F048 (007-00500) NOTE: This procedure is used when a customer needs keys programmed into the system and does not have two programmed ignition keys available. This procedure is also useful when programmed ignition key(s) have been lost or the ignition switch assembly has been replaced, and it is desired to erase key(s) from the passive anti-theft system (PATS) memory.
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