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  • Lost or broken your Ford car key or remote fob?. Autokey Squad, Britain's leading car key specialist, will save you money on replacements compared to dealers.
  • Ford models manufactured after 1995 have a metal blade, transponder chip and a remote control fob. Car key replacement/duplication is therefore more complex.
  • Trained specialists will travel to you in a mobile unit and program a new car key for your Ford while you wait.
  • We encourage our customers to get a second spare key cut and programmed.
  • Read more below about Ford car keys and our services.
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Lost or Broken car keys replacement

If you have lost or broken all your car keys, we can come to you and provide you with a new set of keys in minutes, without asking you to have your vehicle towed to our base or wait for 10 working days like the dealer will.

Car key Duplication

If you have one key that starts the engine and just need a spare, you can either book an appointment with one of our mobile specialists or you can save money by coming to our Discount Shop in North London (248 Archway Road, N65AX) and have it done here. Remember: it’s always more cost-effective to have your car key cloned so you’re prepared if one of them gets lost or broken.

Car key programming

Sometimes your remote fob or transponder chip becomes de-synchronized and needs diagnostic equipment to get it working again. Should this be your case, give us a call and save money from applying for a brand new set of keys.

Car opening

Have you locked your car keys inside your vehicle or just need urgent access to your car? Our locksmiths are fully trained with secure techniques to gain entry to your vehicle without leaving a trace.

Car key repair

You might find yourself in a situation where your car key has snapped, cracked or has just become too worn to function properly. Our technicians can repair it whether that might be onsite or at our Discount Shop in North London (248 Archway Road, N65AX).

Car Lock Repair/ Ignition Barrel Repair

If you have problems with your door lock or ignition barrel (e.g. a key blade that snapped in the lock or a key that refuses to turn into the ignition), Autokey Squad can come and service your needs onsite and prices quoted are normally far lower than garages’.

    Covered Ford Models
  • - Ford Ka
  • - Ford Fiesta
  • - Ford Escort
  • - Ford Orion
  • - Ford Focus
  • - Ford Sierra
  • - Ford Mondeo
  • - Ford Granada
  • - Ford Scorpio
  • - Ford Capri
  • - Ford Puma
  • - Ford Probe
  • - Ford Cougar
  • - Ford Maverick
  • - Ford Kuga
  • - Ford Fusion
  • - Ford B MAX
  • - Ford C MAX
  • - Ford S MAX
  • - Ford Galaxy
  • - Many Others
Additional Ford Information

What is a transponder chip and does my Ford car key have one?

 

Vehicles sold in England after 1995 contain a transponder chip. As opposed to most of the vehicles on the market, Ford vehicles (mainly manufactured since the the early 2000′s) are no longer programmed using “fixed” transponder chips. The current generation of Ford vehicles use a rolling and crypto coded system which ensures a different security code is presented by the key to the engine every time the vehicle is started.

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The security features of your Ford car key are controlled by an Engine Control Unit (ECU) . Ford customers whose car keys have been stolen or misplaced are advised to ensure that at the same time as a replacement key is purchased the missing/stolen key is also deregistered from the ECU. This renders the missing key useless to thieves. This measure should be offered by all reputable Ford Car Key specialists and is offered as a complimentary service by all AutoKey Squad technicians.

 

FORD PATS SYSTEM

SYSTEM OPERATION

The PATS system is a flaccid anti-theft system. The driver does not need any procedure to arm or disarm the system. It is operated by a transponder chip housed in the ignition key’s body. It transmit electronic signals to the PATS module ignition transceiver mounted around the lock barrel. A simple method of identifying a PATS vehicle, is if the key has an impression signalling where the transponder is fitted. The transponder’s code is in the memory within the PATS amplifier or the ECU. If the ignition key is turned, the PATS system reads the code. The engine will start if only the correct code is received.

KEY OPERATION

A Ford vehicle has three keys: a red master key (it is literally red in colour); and two black slave keys.

KEY OPERATION

Modern systems are supplied with two keys. They are black with a blue, red or black insert.

PATS LED INDICATOR

Fitted to Fords is an LED indicator used for the PATS system and other anti-theft systems. Immediately the ignition is switched on, the PATS LED will brighten up for approximately three seconds. It does so to run a self-test; after this the illumination fades away. When the PATS system is immobilised, the PATS LED flashes quickly. The PATS LED is usually affixed to the front headlining or next to the heater controls.

 

Does your Ford car use a Tibbe key? Our AutoKey Squad mobile car key specialists need not remove the lock. The car key expert shall proceed to professionally unlock the door using a decoder tool to read the lock. We shall then cut a new key for you right there on the spot. We will then connect a key programming tool into the car to program your new Ford key. This will guarantee it communicates with the immobiliser and starts the car.

FORD Transponder Car Key

Ford Focus/C Max Remote Control can be programmed by AutoKey Squad mobile car key experts

 

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Ford Texas two-part key can be programmed by AutoKey Squad mobile car key experts

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Ford Transit/Connect three-button remote control can be programmed by AutoKey Squad mobile car key experts.

               

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How can we save you money?

 

AutoKey Squad is the leading Ford Car Key Specialist. Unlike many independent operators, AutoKey Squad operates a fleet of mobile vans equipped with dealer-standard diagnostic equipment. We supply new working car keys/remote fob for all Ford vehicles.

We cut out expensive high-street showrooms – to offer value pricing on all types of Ford car keys and remote control fobs. We never compromise on quality. We utilize dealer-standard diagnostic programming equipment to guarantee our workmanship. Our skilled technicians work at the roadside. They cut, program and supply new Ford keys while you wait. Dealers will ask you to tow your car to their shop. They will then require ten working days for your key to be ordered and shipped from abroad.

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Inside Tip: The papework supplied by your Ford dealer when you purchased your car will often contain a “key code”. If you can supply this information to a Ford car key specialists (for example an AutoKey Squad technician) this can make the key replacement process faster and cheaper. Many Ford vehicles contain the key code hidden on the lock barrel itself. If the lock barrel is removed from the tailgate it may be possible to view the code.

WARNING: You are advised to leave this task to a Ford car key specialist unless you are experienced in handling Ford locking systems as it very easy to damage the lock tumblers if a mistake is made during the extraction process.

 

 

Autokey Squad car key specialist Robert Huntington, offers a glimpse into Ford car key technology:

 

“Unfortuantely, the major car makers are locked into a constant game of cat and mouse with organised vehicle crime. That means that every make of vehicle – including Fords – relies on a baffling array of different technologies and coding system to ensure the immobiliser is effective against thieves.

We can provide a solution to Ford owners with virtually any problem with a Ford Car Key or remote control fob. We can also help if Ford owners remote control blip has stopped working, or if they have lost their remote key. We can even supply and programme the very latest Ford Proximity keys – where drivers keep the keys in their pocket without putting them in the ignition.

Different models of car sold by the same manufacturer with apparently identical keys are often protected by entirely different coding systems. And sometimes the same model of car – sold in the same year can still be protected by very different immobiliser technology. My colleagues at AutoKey Squad are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest developments, especially on the very latest vehicles, but it’s virtually a full-time job.

There is a huge range of different technology being used dating back to around 1995 when the immobiliser chip was first introduced around the K registration. Back then it was called the PATS system – passive anti-theft system. Early Ford car keys used what was called a red chip system. Those early Ford car keys contained a clear glass transponder chip which was buried inside the plastic head of the key. The chip was paired to the ECU (the engine control unit) which basically acts as the vehicle’s brain.

Only when the car’s “brain” was sure the key with the right chip was inserted in the lock, would it allow the engine to start. There’s an easy way to spot these type of keys – you’ll notice a small red tab of plastic on the top right hand corner of the key – how it got it’s name. Some of the keys are even entirely red. That was the original Ford master key system used on three key red systems. Later, as the battle with the crooks developed, Ford moved to another glass transpnder system. The signal for this was a blue chip in the plastic head of the key. The most modern Ford keys still boast the blue tab, but they usually feature a black carbon chip. It’s much more advance and can feature rolling and crypto coding systems which require the latest diagnostic tools to bypass.”

PHOTOGRAPHY by ROGER CRUMP pictures of  AUTO KEY SQUAD IN ACTION  forHARRY MACADAM

 

We offer a fair car key duplication service

 

If your Ford is a second hand and it came with only one key, our Autokey Squad specialists highly recommend that you purchase a second set of keys or fobs as a backup set.

 

Save £££ at AutoKey Squad’s Discount Outlet: Spare Car Keys from just £57 all in…

Visit our website and get all the latest information on all Ford models and their respective car keys. You can also give us a call and a Ford technician  shall immediately be dispatched to you. One of our outlets is located in Highgate, North London (248 Archway Road, London, N65 AX). Our prices are very affordable.

REMEMBER: Using an independent Car Key Specialist like Autokey Squad will typically save you money. In addition, a mobile technician will visit your Ford vehicle wherever it is located to supply your new Ford remote control key at the roadside at a time convenient to you. Available appointment times include out-of-hours appointments during evenings, weekends or early mornings at no extra charge.

Autokey Squad is Britain’s leading car key specialist. Since the company started in 2009, we helped over 6,000 customers getting back on the road successfully. Have a look at what some of them have to say by watching some of our customers video testimonials here. 

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