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
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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.

skyguy_6153
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Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Re: New Owner, Dealing with Inherited Key Situation

Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:22 am

Could you share a link to the aftermarket key you bought?
2012 Focus Electric with DIY P0A0A fix "coolant leak inside battery" (removed coolant hoses, heat exchangers, and cooling assembly from upper battery pack) over 16,000+ miles and no problems yet :D Thanks to Tareq Awad and Sebastian Zuzga!

triangles
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Re: New Owner, Dealing with Inherited Key Situation

Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:48 am

I didn't think forscan supported PATS for the MK3 focus??? Well it has been several years I guess they finally added that functionality. I ended up buying a 3rd used fob off fleabay. When my car was in for my 12V issues they had to reset everything and asked for all my fobs to reprogram the car to use them. I just neglected to tell them the car wasn't programmed to the 3rd fob and got it done for free... :lol:
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

jghall00
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Re: New Owner, Dealing with Inherited Key Situation

Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:54 am

Below is a link to the key vendor I used:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/312756287433?s ... 2749.l2649

My Focus Electric came with one key. I took two new keys to the dealer and had them added to the vehicle.

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