Go Back   F150online Forums > Body > Electrical Systems
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Electrical Systems SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-16-2010, 08:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Goddard, KS
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F150
Posts: 879
Tanner Crusinbery
How can i tell if i have a chipped key?

I just bought a 2004 f150. I was only able to get 1 key out of them. (so I only gave them 1 key to my old truck)

Buy what i was needing to know was, is the key chipped?

I know that the 97-03 keys are easy to tell. But i can't tell on this key. Is there any way to tell without going to the dealer??


They letter on the keystock has an S on it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-16-2010, 09:22 AM
MGDfan's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 9,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by poolboy1191 View Post
I just bought a 2004 f150. I was only able to get 1 key out of them. (so I only gave them 1 key to my old truck)

Buy what i was needing to know was, is the key chipped?

I know that the 97-03 keys are easy to tell. But i can't tell on this key. Is there any way to tell without going to the dealer??


They letter on the keystock has an S on it.
Hello.

If it starts yer truck, it's chipped.

All these trucks have the PATS system, which requires a programmed RFID-embedded recognized key to operate the truck.


MGD v5.0
__________________


BlackSheepBubba
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-16-2010, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Goddard, KS
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F150
Posts: 879
Tanner Crusinbery
Wow. I didn't know that!
I didn't think that they are all chipped.

Well I guess we will see what happens then.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Technical Article Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Under the flightpath of ORD 22R
Vehicle: 2006 FORD F150
Posts: 10,274
As MGDfan posted, 1999+ MY F-150s all have PATS keys.

You can cut a "regular" key for the door, but it will not do anything for starting the truck.

1st thing you will want to do, is get the key copied at a lock smith that at least has a RFID cloner. This will make an exact copy of the key ( RFID tag included ), and would save you if you lost the 1 key they gave you.

The better idea is to find a PATS locksmith ( that has a PATS programmer ) or go to a dealer and have another key cut, and the HEC erased ( removes all keys ) and add in the 2 keys as the programmed keys.
1. This will make it so the missing key cannot start the truck.
2. It will give you the 2nd key to be able to program additional keys.

Myself, I have the 2 factory keys, and I had clones made of both of them, so I have 4 keys, but it only uses 2 programming sots.
The clones stay in the key lock box.
This way no matter what happens, I can always add another key to the system.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 11:02 AM


 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:50 PM.





This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
 
Contact Us Advertising Privacy Statement Terms of Service Jobs Forum Text Archives
Emails & Contact Details