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Replacement keys

have a basic XLT Ranger 07
Want to get extra keys made
How can you tell if the original keys has the transponder in them or not?

or how much do you have to expect to pay if it does

my 2005 Mazda B2300 has the big plastic head on the keys that look like it does, but when I went to get extra ones made, they said it didn't
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the big head is usually a "key" to the key having the transponder in it.......if you want spares incase you lock your keys in your truck, go to a hardware store and have one made.....it will work in the door locks, but not the ignition.....

i guarantee your '07 Ranger has the transponder keys.......to get a key that will work in the ignition, you will have to go to a Ford dealer to get them.....expect to pay upwards of $150 for a transponder key....
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when i needed a copy for my remote start, they said if i has 2 keys and wanted to get another, it would only be like $40, but if i just had one key, it would be like $150, idk. I also called around because different dealerships gave me different prices.
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when i needed a copy for my remote start, they said if i has 2 keys and wanted to get another, it would only be like $40, but if i just had one key, it would be like $150, idk. I also called around because different dealerships gave me different prices.
i think the one for $40 would just work on the doors...
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^^^ maybe so, not real sure, it was like 4 years ago. but do call around to different dealerships, b/c i def. remember one dealership being way cheaper than the one 2 miles from my house.

you can also buy those keys on ebay and maybe take those down to ford, not sure if that would be any cheaper
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if you have two keys and are buying a third you can program yourself. most places charge about 25 for the key and 45 to 85 for programming.
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if you have two keys and are buying a third you can program yourself. most places charge about 25 for the key and 45 to 85 for programming.
+1.

I bought a third PATS key from the local Ford dealer for $20 and they cut it for free. Then I took it home and programmed the PATS transceiver to accept it. Easy and cheap.

Mine is a 2003 but the programming procedure is similar for a 2007. Check your owner's manual.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=4829
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is there a way to have a plain old regular key cut for use strictly as a spare to carry in a wallet for the time(s) one may lock themselves out?

Overlooked Maurice's post, but none the less. I've seen people turned away at Wal-Mart that have the PATs key.
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is there a way to have a plain old regular key cut for use strictly as a spare to carry in a wallet for the time(s) one may lock themselves out?

Overlooked Maurice's post, but none the less. I've seen people turned away at Wal-Mart that have the PATs key.
just go to your local hardware store.....they should do it....let them know you dont want it to have the PATS option and you want it to just open your doors incase you lock your keys in the truck...
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The reason they charge more is you only have one key is because they make you buy two keys because they only program two at a time.

Do what Bob said or go Home Depot and get it cut. I have one.
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is there a way to have a plain old regular key cut for use strictly as a spare to carry in a wallet for the time(s) one may lock themselves out?
Just match up the blank and have it cut. It will unlock the doors and the column and allow you to play the radio but won't start the engine.

This was covered in the link I posted above:
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I work for Lowes and we dont like to copy the transponder keys because people are stupid and they'll go to use that key on their ignition, and when it disables their ignition they'll want to blame us and say we screwed it up. I had a guy a couple weeks ago came in said he wanted a copy made, the key had a transponder, I told him it did and if I made him one it would not start his car, he said that was fine he wanted one made anyways. Ok, so I make it for him and remind him again it wont start his car. 5 minutes later he comes in and starts *****ing at me saying he cant start his car with the key I made him. I honestly dont think most people believe me when I tell them there is a chip in there key. They look at the key and in there redneck voice usually say something along the lines of "theres a chip in there?" "the dealer said there wasnt a chip in there" or "how'd they fit a computer chip in there?". We have a transponder detector and not only will it tell you if there is a chip in the key it will tell me the company who makes the chip. Anyways, I just tell everyone no now, it is lowes company policy anyways, I was just being nice before.
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People should be made to sign a waiver when they get a copy of a transponder key made.

When i got mine done they guy told me that it should start my truck and that rangers don't have transponder keys because its an inexpensive car. I said, do you really think i'm going to listen to someone that makes keys for a living. I love being an @ss.
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Is it normal for my truck to not have pats or securilock? I do have a great aftermarket security system but I thought that it was odd because it seems as though most Rangers have the PATS key.
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Is it normal for my truck to not have pats or securilock? I do have a great aftermarket security system but I thought that it was odd because it seems as though most Rangers have the PATS key.
Ford discontinued PATS completely on Rangers in 2005 but it returned on the V6 trucks in 2006. For 2007, it is on all engines.
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i got 3 extra blank keys from ebay for $20 and had them cut at ace hardware and programmed them myself... much cheaper than the dealer and now i have 5 keys... like im ever gonna need that many
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i have an uncut pats key, $16 and its yours.
its just like the one in the pic but black.
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i broke one of my PATS keys one time while i was away from home. i went to the local ace hardware store and had them cut me a $3 key. Took the head of the orig. pats key and taped it up against the key cylinder and shoved in the new key and started that sucker right up and drove home.....dont reccommend doing this all the time but i was 2 hours from home.
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