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Lost the only key I had for vehicle

I have a 1998 ford ranger and lost the only key I had for it. Went to one ford dealer and they said they could not get key code for 98 ranger. Someone must know the key code or how to get it so I don't have to pay a bunch of money to a locksmith?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the key code was recorded by the selling dealer, and that is the only place you can get it, also this is a transponder security key and without an orignal key you CAN NOT MAKE A REPLACEMENT, it will turn the lock but will not start the engine.

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The key codes are on a plastic card or metal ring that came with owner manual packet. Look in glove box.

Also, call another dealer to confirm if available from Ford. I thought we went back to 1998 for scanning codes but I could be wrong. they will need your 17 digit VIN number.
Finally, a lot of thimes, the selling dealer records them in the sales folder just in case they need it on the lot. Do you know the selling dealer.
Finally, a locksmith can help.

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Is the car locked? If not remove the glove box lock or a door lock and take it to a locksmith to make a key for you.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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