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Anyone ever use this?

http://www.rclick.co.uk/product_info...roducts_id=243

I made one of these for my VW (Model before they came out with these as OEM) and I loved having it.

Is it possible to program one of these to my 02 edge? I know my key has the chip in it, but apparantly, so do these.

And I know that they don't provide key blanks for ford, but I'm not worry about that. I know how to put new keys onto the remote.
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It might be best to go with a more american, it seems like they are for european cars. Try this link, Bulldog is a good name. Also unless you know a lot about electric wiring you might want to have someone do it for you because if you hook it up wrong it can mess up the computer, and it might not start period.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/Ford-Ranger...-600000480.jcw
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I don't know anything about that product but here's a different idea:

Ford has made several versions of PATS for different years/models. 2001~2004 Rangers use "Type E" PATS.

The guys on Explorer Forums have been using the Fusion factory key/remote in their 3rd generation 4-door Explorers, also Type E. Assuming that you already have power locks/remote keyless entry, you should be able to do the same on your Ranger as long as you already have 2 existing PATS keys to work from. No guarantee though because I haven't actually tried it.

Buying and cutting the Fusion key/remote should cost about $60 or so from a dealer, maybe a little less on eBay. Program the PATS and remote functions yourself for free.


Take a look at this thread:
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=196414


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That fusion key is awesome, I wish I had power locks
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I went to the explorer forum, and they were talking about needing two keys to program a third and I'm all confused as to why. I've programmed my door mounted keypad and I don't see a difference.
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I bought a Fusion Key last Dec after reading the thread Bob linked to. Reckon I best be gettin it cut so I can start using it.
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I went to the explorer forum, and they were talking about needing two keys to program a third and I'm all confused as to why. I've programmed my door mounted keypad and I don't see a difference.
The combination Fusion key shown above has two functions - PATS and Remote Keyless Entry. You can easliy program the CSM to accept the key as an RKE fob without needing anything else - just like your wireless keypad.

The PATS function is a different story. For security reasons, it requires possession of 2 working PATS keys before a 3rd can be recognized.
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I went to the explorer forum, and they were talking about needing two keys to program a third and I'm all confused as to why. I've programmed my door mounted keypad and I don't see a difference.
to program a PATS key yourself, You need 2 keys that already work with the vehicle


to program a Remote or Keypad, you dont need any
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The combination Fusion key shown above has two functions - PATS and Remote Keyless Entry. You can easliy program the CSM to accept the key as an RKE fob without needing anything else - just like your wireless keypad.

The PATS function is a different story. For security reasons, it requires possession of 2 working PATS keys before a 3rd can be recognized.
darn, too slow, and I like Bobs answer better
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can this be done on an 00? ive got two keys already and i can get the fusion key
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sea hawk did i see your truck on ebay for sale this week or am i thinking of another truck
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can this be done on an 00? ive got two keys already and i can get the fusion key
1999~2000 Rangers use the very different Type B PATS system. According to the Ford PATS chart, the Type E Fusion key is not compatible.
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I don't have keyless entry, and have no interest in that ugly *** wanna be dodge key.

I have interest in the wanna be volkswagen key.

Considering I am a volkswagen enthusiast.
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if u dont have keyless or power door locks doobie, then why do u want a remote/key? jus the blank?
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Does your key have the black rubbery thing on the end of it? If it does the VW key won't work. If its just a straight metal key it should work fine as long is it can be cut down like the key you have now.
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his key has the chip in it.
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Yeah its not gonna work then
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The combination Fusion key shown above has two functions - PATS and Remote Keyless Entry. You can easliy program the CSM to accept the key as an RKE fob without needing anything else - just like your wireless keypad.

The PATS function is a different story. For security reasons, it requires possession of 2 working PATS keys before a 3rd can be recognized.
Could a dealership program this as my second key then?
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Could a dealership program this as my second key then?
To the best of my knowledge, no one has tried it yet on a Ranger but it should work on 2001~2004. If you have 2 working PATS keys, you can do the programming yourself after getting it cut to match your lock. If you have only 1 PATS key, you would have to go to a dealer or a locksmith.
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if u dont have keyless or power door locks doobie, then why do u want a remote/key? jus the blank?
I want the flip. I couldn't give two ****s about the buttons. I just love me some switchblade key.
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I'd like to know about this too. My lil' bro's got a Golf with the switchblade and it'd be awesome to have one for the Ranger, PLUS I know most of you have been stabbed in the thigh by your own key while it's in your pocket, this would fix that. I just think it's cool. I think I may buy one just to test it out.
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Do it.
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I'd like to know about this too. My lil' bro's got a Golf with the switchblade and it'd be awesome to have one for the Ranger, PLUS I know most of you have been stabbed in the thigh by your own key while it's in your pocket, this would fix that. I just think it's cool. I think I may buy one just to test it out.
2005 Rangers don't have PATS so you could probably make it work.
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Well, I finally got the stupid key. It looks cool, flips out cool, I had to grind it down to the right length because it's a "mitsu" key (they didn't have a Ford like our keys). I went to go program the controls to it (8 times on off yada yada)......nothin'. I fixing to take apart one of my old fob's and see if I can "tinker" with it and get the new one working. Bob, do you know if I can just take something off of my old chip and put it on the new chip (maybe a transmitter) and it work? I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to circuit boards and whatnot.
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Sweet man.

Make sure to keep us (me) updated.
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