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This article covers the following vehicles:
Ford Ranger: 1998 -2011
Ford Ranger (T6): 2011 – 2015
Mazda BT-50: 1998 – 2011
The Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 (1998-2011) use a solid head key with a transponder chip embedded in the head of the key (see below picture). This transponder chip sends a signal through the coil, located around the ignition barrel, down to a separate immobiliser box – which allows your vehicle to start.
When adding new keys to these vehicles, in a ‘lost key situation’, the keys must be programmed to the immobiliser system using a very tricky manual procedure. This procedure is so tricky in fact that we are regularly asked by other auto locksmiths, garages and even main dealers to code these keys for them!
If you have lost all keys to either a Mazda BT-50 or a Ford Ranger (1998 – 2011) then the key replacement process once we arrive on site will be as follows:
- Decode the vehicle’s door lock and cut a key to gain entry.
- Read the vehicle’s unique immobiliser serial and send off for an immobiliser programming code (this takes up to 20 mins to arrive).
- Program all keys to the vehicle.
- Hand keys over to a very happy customer and collect payment.
When all keys are lost it is necessary to program a genuine Ford or Mazda key into key slot 1. All lost or stolen keys that are not present at the time of programming will be erased from the system and will no longer start the vehicle once the programming process has been completed.
We are now able to offer a cheaper alternative when creating spare keys for these vehicles, we can clone the key data from your existing key and copy it onto another key – this means a huge saving on dealer prices for spare Ford Ranger keys (and of course Mazda BT-50 spare keys too).
Ford Ranger (T6) 2011 – 2015
The current Ford Ranger vehicles have seen a major security update. They now use high security locks (seen on vehicles such as the latest Range Rovers and Aston Martins), they also use the latest Ford immobiliser system.
We keep remotes for the later Ford Ranger vehicles in stock (see below picture). We can replace any lost or stolen keys or provide you with spare keys in no time at all. Lost/stolen keys will be erased from the vehicle’s memory during programming and will no longer start the vehicle or open it remotely.
Please give us a ring if you have any enquiries on 01732 758302 or 07776 222 722.