Transponder Key

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by maxoctane, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. maxoctane

    maxoctane New Member

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    Trying to get my 98 GT back on the road (been sitting for 2 years) and i did all the out of storage stuff, oil, fuel, new battery. the car cranks but won't start. i lost the original key and am using a regular hardware store cut key. from what i understand i need to use an original style transponder key to get this pig started. any feedback on this subject appreciated and also if you know a good locksmith in the san jose, ca area that can help let me know!
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  2. AaRoN

    AaRoN King Post Whore

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    you'll probably have to go to your local ford dealership to get the key. if you need one.
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    +1 dont the 98 and older stang keys have chips or something like the newer ones do ???
     
  4. 19mustang95

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    i think you can get them cheap on eba and then have them cut and activated or whatever at the ford dealership...
     
  5. Black97GT

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    I had a copy of mine made at a locksmith. But there was only one in my area that could actually do the programming transponder keys. The locksmith was cheaper than all the dealerships I called. I payed $70 for a key and programming. All the dealerships I called were $90-140. I asked the dealer why it was so much and they said it was because of the labor so I am not sure if buying a key on ebay and bringing it in would be very beneficial. I am not sure how you would do it if you dont have one key to start with though..they actually had to plug in a computer under the steering wheel to program the keys.
     
  6. phil_the_thrill

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    i didnt even think it would crank if the chip didnt match the car. i may be wrong about this but you can always try and reset the fuel system by hitting the red button in your trunk on the left side behind the cardboard/carpet cover shit on the side.
     
  7. JerZeyStangz

    JerZeyStangz Well-Known Member

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    you defiantly need the key! mine is a 96 and it comes with a chip...good technology back then but if you loose the key your screwed, the car wont turnover because the chip sends the signal...its part of the theft system.