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Old 03-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so the key for our cars have a chip. at home depot they can do it for 80 bucks.

where can i get a key with chip cheaply made? do those ebay keys actually work?
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Yes the ebay keys work. I have three of them.
Bought them off ebay, got them cut at the hardware store. Then programmed them myself.
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how do you program them yourself?
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If you've got 2 keys that work, you can do them yourself, I think the instructions are in the owner's manual. Only got one, then a locksmith or dealer will have to program it to the vehicle
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i only have one working factory key.

so that means I have to goto a locksmith to get it made?

Home depot sounded like they can get it made too. they have keys with chips there.

With only one key, I cant buy the chipped key on ebay and bring it to home depot?
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Originally Posted by rexster314 View Post
If you've got 2 keys that work, you can do them yourself, I think the instructions are in the owner's manual. Only got one, then a locksmith or dealer will have to program it to the vehicle
I only needed 1 working programmed key.
And I've programmed 3 additional keys that I purchased off ebay and got cut at true value off that key.
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bannger can you please shed some light?

how did you do that? also can you provide link to the ebay key?

i've read a few places, and in the owners manual that you need 2 working keys.

how did you manage to make it work with only 1 key?


local lock smith is going to cost 75 bucks. dealership said 200.
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First thing I've done on my last 3 vehicles ( Enclave, Expedition, T-Bird) was buy a cheap key on Ebay, get it cut at my local locksmith, program it myself, and put it up for a spare. I've always had to have 2 keys to program the spare key except a 2001 Toyota Spyder.
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97 expeditions need one key to program. 98 and up need two keys.
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97 expeditions need one key to program. 98 and up need two keys.
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Sorry for the confusion guys.
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