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PATS - Initiate a NEW Master Key

clevalley

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2000 Explorer XLS
I have done some reading in the forums on PATS as my Explorer only came with one key. It seems I need two in order to program - or go to Ford (or a Locksmith with a programmer) to have the second one made.

Google led me to an interesting article on wiping the stored PATS keys in the computer and setting a new key as the master, then adding a second key in WITHOUT going to the dealership...

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/545169-how-to-program-a-replacement-pats-key.html

Under "On-Board Programming Method "B"" within the above link leads one to believe it can be done.

Has anyone tried this?
 




SoNic67

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For 1998 and newer you still need two keys. Or dealer equipment.

On-Board Programming Method "B"
for Ford keys (1996 -early 1998 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)
...

for Ford keys (Later 1998-newer Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)
If you want to initiate a new master key....
1. This requires that the vehicle be connected to special dealer equipment.

Since my wife lost the second key, and I had to pay the dealer, I am having now 3 keys, just in case.
 




clevalley

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:banghead:

(on my part) - Reading is fundamental! I completely missed that part.

Damn... now I have to go to the dealership for this.
 




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