one key ... replacement?

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 23:23
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1997 Ford Transit Camper Van. Second hand with only one key supplied. How to go about obtaining another. I've heard that it's quite expensive. No code or serial no available.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 23:32

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 23:32
Royce,

ring a Ford dealer. If it's anything like Nissan, you buy the proper blank key from them, get it cut then take it back to the Ford dealer and they recode the keys for you. About $100 for a Patrol key with the inbuilt imobiliser chip.

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Reply By: Boobook2 - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 06:29

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 06:29
Probably a lock smith can do it unless it has a chip inside. $10 verses $200 from Ford as a guess.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 09:55

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 09:55
I think it has the chip inside, because it's a generic shape and the guide explains how you program a new key using two other keys. I only have one!
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 07:49

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 07:49
Royce

I removed the ignition(and the steering lock), fitted a toggle switch and push button starter. Switch and button cost about $10. No key worries now......LOL


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Follow Up By: austastar - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:03

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:03
Just like my old FX ('48 series) holden.
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Reply By: flashcher - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:36

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:36
Hi Royce,
We very recently bought a 2005 toyota hilux that only came with one key. A call to the local toyota dealer and we were informed it would be close to $300 per extra new key. The local mister minit came out and supplied us with two new keys for less that $300. It would be worth your while to ring around and get some prices.
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Reply By: Member - Scrubcat (VIC) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:53

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:53
G`day Royce,
Locksmith did the lot for me, ( wife`s commodore), just had vehicle and key available and 15 minutes later, Bingo new key @ about 20% of local Holden dealer price.

Willem,
Your system is a bit too "High tec " for my Missus. LOL

Scrubby.
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Reply By: DCTriton - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 20:46

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 20:46
"E" series Falcons didn't have transponders in the key so with any luck your transit won't either...

I found this out after Ford tried to charge $230 for a spare key for our (late) EFII, bloke on fordforums told me the above so I got a locky to do it... 'bout $35 from memory...
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