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Making a ford car key is very simple and the usual starting point for any auto locksmith wanting to enter the industry in Cambridge.
With Ford cars there are 2 main types or key blades the HU101 which is found on a lot of modern ford vehicle and the Tibbie key which can be found on most commercial vehicles and many older ford cars. There are also a few other Ford's with different keys and dashboards like the Ford Ranger and the Ford Galaxy, however we will concentrate on the more common vehicles here, as this is a beginners instruction page.
The HU101 - This lock is a blade type key and is vey long and thin. Because of this the lock needs very light tension when picking it with a Lishi 2in1 pick and decoder. There are ten pins found in the door lock and also in the ignition lock, which means you can pick both the door or the ignition when coding it for the key. This lock has all 10 pins in the lock so there is no need to use Instacode when decoding the lock, however it is recommended to save you cutting the wrong code of key by mistake.
The Tibbie - This is a disc lock and there are two main picks you can use for it. The safe ventures pick which is harder to use at first but very accurate when coding the lock discs, or the Tibbie pick which makes this the easiest lock of all vehicle locks to open but is not as accurate when coding it. You can also get a make up key from Tradelocks to avoid cutting the incorrect key code. This lock has 6 discs and again the door and ignition is the same, however I would not recommend picking the ignition as the dust cover will prevent the pick from being removed after use. This lock also has marks on the wafers which are explained in more detail in the Lishi manual from Tradelocks.
Once you have coded the lock and cut the key for the ford vehicle in Cambridge you can next move onto what transponder chip to use.
There are 3 main chips for Ford you will need when making keys for Ford vehicles- The 4c glass chip & very rarely carbon, The 4d 60 glass chip and the id63 80 bit chip which will do both 40 & 80 bit cars. None of the Ford chips lock to one car so they can be used on another car and for this reason second hand chips should be saved for clients on a budget. To find out what chip you need go to Easy Car Keys
Once you have selected the correct transponder chip then you need to choose the best programmer to make the key. The ford car system works on an incode / outcode system unlike most other vehicle manufacturers where you need a security code to program the key. Because of this system you will never see the pincode and you wont have to input it manually, but when using a cheap programmer you may need an incode / outcode calculator. I would recommend using either the AD100 pro (or MVP pro)from Advanced Diagnostics or the Zedfull both of these devices have there pluses and minuses when compared with each other, however they are both brilliant programmers and can be purchased from Hickleys in Taunton.
Once you have put the key and transponder together you need to find the vehicle OBD and plug in the programmer on fords there is no pulling of pincodes or anything if you use one of the above programmers so all you need to do is follow the onscreen instructions to program the key and get the persons Ford vehicle back on the