calcan17
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New Owner, Dealing with Inherited Key Situation

Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:06 pm

Trying to figure out the best option for the inherited key situation I have with the new-to-me FFE 2017 I just got.

Key 1: in working order
Key 2: damaged by water. buttons do not work. however, placing it in center console DOES start the car.
Key 3: aftermarket, unprogrammed. unsure if it's the right thing or not.

What I just tried was to use the self-programming technique described in this forum and in the manual but it did not seem to work.

I thought that maybe the damaged key would still be usable for programming the 3rd key because it still works to start the car. Bad logic?

Could it just be that I have the wrong aftermarket key? Trying to figure out how to upload a photo and will do that once I figure it out.

Having spoken to local locksmiths, it sounds like they will charge me $90 to try to program a key, whether it works or not.

Anyone have any thoughts or knowledge on how best to proceed?

calcan17
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:08 pm

Re: New Owner, Dealing with Inherited Key Situation

Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:25 pm

Just an update to say that I was able to take the aftermarket key to a guy with a forscan and the key was able to be programmed, only costs $30. The extra feature to open the door using the sensor on the door handle doesn't work but lock/unlock and starting the car works so that is good enough for me.

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