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Hello, I have a Ford Escort 98 and I need to make a copy of the starting engine key. I have the master one, but the copy doesn't works. Thanks in advance.

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Best thing to do is go to the dealer they will make a correct key , with that key u can make copies at your local hardware store

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3. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back ON (RUN) position. The dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.
4. After the security light stops flashing the third time, the new key has been programmed into the vehicles computer and will operate the car. It has replaced ALL the previous electronic key codes and is the ONLY key programmed into the vehicles computer.
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