Originally Posted by clevelandquade
Just called a dealer and was told they can't make me a key for my 2000 ranger xlt HELP
I assume you have a PATS key (The one on the left)?
I would call a different one. They are the only place that can actually get you an additional PATS key with a unique code to start your truck. They 'wipe' all the existing PATS information out & provide a new setup.
In addition 'big box' type stores can create you a 'clone' if you only have one working PATS key.
This clone will start your truck just fine...but:
The downfall of this clone is that it will have the exact same ID # as the original - Meaning, they cannot be used to create a new third key on your own because the PATS system doesn't see it as a unique key at all.
You need two unique key id's in order to make additional ones on your own (up to 8 total keys).
2nd Key from the Dealer = $130ish charge = One time. Programming additional keys = Free yourself from then on.
2nd Key from the Store = $50ish charge = Every time. Programming additional keys = Can't yourself.
People think the keys from the 'big box stores' are a better deal (since they are initially cheaper) - but in the long run, they really aren't at all.
It's apples to oranges.
2003 Black Extended Cab - 4x4 Ranger, Supercharged 4.0 Liter SOHC, 4.88 Yukon Gears, Torsen Front LSD, Powertrax No-Slip Rear Locker, Goodyear MT/R's w/ Kevlar (35x12.5x15's), Trailready Aluminum Beadlocks, RCD Coilover Suspension Lift, PA Body Lift, SCT XCalibrator 3, Custom HID Projector Retrofit, Black Billet Grill, Magnaflow Stainless Steel Cat-back Dual rear exit exhaust, Viper car alarm, with perimeter sensor & remote start-I'm running out of room...but many other mods!
Last edited by logan03CO; 01-02-2014 at 08:20 AM.