Ford Locksmith Services:
We offer the following Ford key services:
- - Replacement Ford fob required
- - Lost or Stolen Ford key solutions
- - Spare Ford Key Options
- - Broken or Faulty Ford Keys
- - Ford Keys Broken in Lock
- - Ford Keys Locked in Car
We are able to cut and program replacement Ford keys and remote fobs for all the entire range of vehicles
FROM 1994 Ford began using transponder keys (or chipped keys). This enhanced vehicle security vastly as it meant that a vehicle would only start when a specific code was transmitted from the transponder in the top of the key. Thus preventing the vehicle being ‘hot wired’ and stolen.
This system developed by Ford was known as PATS (Passive Anti Theft System) which required no special procedures for the driver to arm / disarm the system.
The type of chip predominantly contained in these keys is known as a Texas fixed code type 4C (or T3) and can be clearly identified by a red mark on the top of the key. Another, more rarely used chip utilised on a few vehicles around this time, the red mark is not present (transponder type 33 or ‘T5’).
STARTING FROM 1998 (though later in a number of Ford’s): Ford enhanced vehicle security further by using crypto chip’s, which rather than having a fixed code, they had a rolling code which changed every time the car was started. These chip’s are known as Texas crypto 4D type (or T7) and can be identified by a blue mark on the top of the key.
In 1998 Ford started supplying REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING FOBS with new cars where the chip is contained within the unit, no red or blue mark on such fobs.
IF YOU HAVE A KEY ALREADY (1994 TO PRESENT) and simply require a spare: Providing extra keys (or remote fobs) is very straightforward and takes a matter of minutes with our market leading equipment.
IF YOU HAVE LOST ALL KEYS then firstly a lock will have to be decoded in order to make a mechanical key which turns the locks. We will do this non destructively, causing no damage at all, with the very best picks and decoding tools available. We can literally do this while you wait.
Then keys (or remote’s) containing the correct type of chip are ‘introduced’ to the vehicle’s ECU (computer) memory by plugging our specialised equipment into the OBD (communication) port. Only then will the vehicle be allowed to start.
REMOTE KEY FOBS: If you’re after a remote central locking fob (even if you don’t have one at present then we can provide this for you (providing the vehicle came with one when new).
KEYS LOCKED INSIDE? Amongst other ways of this happening, many cars will self-lock if left unlocked (often after just a minute!) as a security measure. Using non-destructive techniques we can get into your vehicle and get you up and running again, even outside office hours! Call us immediately.
BROKEN KEYS / KEY BROKE IN LOCK? Key extraction service available. Don’t stress, help is only a phone call away. Keys when keys are badly broken / worn down, solutions are at hand.
STOLEN KEYS: Had a key, or your only key stolen? If one’s gone missing or you’re unsure if someone else may have a copy then we can get this key deactivated from the vehicles memory , ensuring YOUR CAR STAYS IN YOUR HANDS! Lock changes or even re-coding existing locks where possible are also services we provide on site.
Straight forward stuff fortunately. Contact us by phone or using the contact form, tell us the registration and your location and we’ll give you a fixed simple price.
Wherever possible, all options will be given to you e.g. the price of a basic key without buttons and a price for one with.
We can help with this. A new key blade is made first by picking and decoding the lock. A new key is quickly cut to code. The final step is the programming. Using the best (and we mean very best by the way) equipment on the planet, we will program new keys and delete missing keys as required. Call or contact us anytime, for a simple, no obligation quote. We cover all models across the full range of Ford vehicles.
Probably less than you think. Save up to 50% on main agents prices and avoid the 2 or 3 days wait for the dealers to order the key in. We have pretty much the entire range of Ford remote keys in stock. We can visit you, wherever you are and make you a replacement Ford car or van key while you wait, usually within 30 minutes.
Basically, your metal blade has worn down too much, with the wafers inside the lock no longer engaging correctly. Usually, this is a gradual process, progressively getting worse over time. When this starts to occur, get in touch straight away to avoid the inevitable locked out of car scenario. In many cases this can be solved by just replacing the metal blade, with a new profile cut to code, what we call a ‘perfect’ key.
Yes. Nearly every Ford vehicle comes with remote control central locking keys. We are guaranteed to have your remote fob in stock, give us a call.