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Little Megger
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hi all

i have a mk 2000/w with only one key what sort of price would a ford dealership want for a new key
and what are my options

option
a - ford cut me and reprogram a pats remote key for me

b- for cut and reprogram a red tibbe key

c- go for option b and get a second hand key and blade of ebay and reprogram a remote key

any info on prices very much aprreciated

cheers
 

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MEG Corporal
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Ford will charge you about £150,(New key/remote) a locksmith will do it cheaper at about £70, even a second hand remote will need the PATS programmed, and you can't do it yourself with only one key.
 

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Now in the Far East...
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my situation is the same as you

MKII 2000 V Reg...

Quote from Brunel Ford (Bristol)

Programming - £79.90
Remote - £59.00 + £2.93
Blank Key - £28.50

Total: £170.33!

Still struggling whether to get that or not...

coz in case if i accidently lose mine then i will be totally screwed.... and i ordered a remote from ebay and i can't get it to be programmed (the one i have got when i bought the car is broken)

So get the car to have remote locking + Spare key set = £170!

Anyone else got any opinion?
 

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Megger
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in same situation. Bought a key from ebay for £30 and had it cut £10. There is a mobile bloke that is Lincoln based who said he can programme the key for £50 even with just one key (must have the right gear). Check your yellow pages for a similar type of service. The only thing that concerns me is that he then knows where you live...know what I mean!!
 

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Love my cheap to run Mondy's
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My ford main dealer want £6 to supply and cut a new blade for a remote I bought from ebay for £16. They then want a further £55 to program the pats for the remote to my car. Total £77. Then I will have two keys and can code or decode other keys myself. (See mirez for details). Mine is also a W plate Mk 2.

Your ford dealer charging £70 0dd to program a key are shysters, and you should tell them so. Then write to ford and tell them they have a shyster main dealer too.

Best of luck.
 

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MEG Captain
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dont forget , when you are looking at £ 70 ish to program a key you are paying for the labour charge , i agree though the labour / hour charges are extortionate :(
 

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Now in the Far East...
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So do I need to copy the transponder before attempting to reprogram the remote? Coz mine won't respond to any attempt of reporgramming...

I have only got one key, with a dead remote (fortunately the transponder still works...)

Any good suggestions?
 

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Now in the Far East...
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chip swapping?

I have got another remote off ebay... and tried to do reproramming... doesn't work...

what do you mean by 'chip swapping'? which chip are you referring to?
 

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MEG Corporal
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The little glass tube in the key that holds the PATS code, take it out and put it in the new key.
 

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Take out that glass tube...

isn't that a bit risky? Is there any other method to copy that?

Coz i have got a remote from ebay (as said previously) and i don't really want to damage it. Coz if it still doesn't work i can simply sell it on ebay again so i won't be left with a piece of junk... (oh come on.. spent £20 and it's not even heavy enough to be a paperweight...)

Cheers
Phil
 

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MEG Corporal
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A bit risky, lol, just take the little glass tube out, and put it in the other fob, then program it to remote lock/unlock. The alternative is to get Ford to supply/Cut/program a new one for £170. There is no way to copy the code in the chip, unless you have the right kit that Ford have or a locksmith, thats why they sting you to do it, unless you have two keys, then you can copy the code yourself, see mirez.

http://www.mirez.co.uk/KeyProg.htm
 

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Now in the Far East...
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right... a big gamble with £25...... :innocent:

Wish me luck :D

PHil
 
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