KEY Programming issue

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  1. SteveSC

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    So, I couldn't find my spare key and wanted to get another one. after trying all over town it was not in stock so I went to the local dealer. Even though my car starts and drives fine they could not programme the new key. They charged me for the programming! They said there must be an error in a module as the system would not let them programme it! They were guessing the anti theft module but want $280 to start the diagnostic. I told them to leave it for now as I would use my one key.
    Any ideas? Has anyone had an issue like this?
     
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    Did you buy the key at the dealer? Or did you end up buying it online? I ask this because there are many fakes out there in the aftermarket world.
     
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    Genuine Lincoln key from the dealer. $80 or so, they also screwed up the alignment so my confidence in this dealer is close to zero.
     
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      Ouch! What year is your LS?
       
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      2002
       
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      Was that $80 the price for the key and programming or just for the key?
       
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      Just the key. Programming was another $140! It was $340 for an alignment, fix a slow leak and a key that opens the door only! $220+ for the key that only opens the door!
       
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      $80 for the key seems awfully expensive I know the local ford dealer in my town charges $35 for the OEM key for the Gen 1. Does the key look exactly the same as your old one or does it look like it's a newer style? The reason I ask is I wonder if they sold you a Gen 2 Key which will not work on the Gen 1.
       
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      looks exactly the same. what does a gen 2 look like?
       
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      Just like that. Seems gen 2 is more square.
       
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      Yeah yours looks like a Gen 1 key. (I uploaded your pic) But that price they are really high on. 81332432.jpg
       
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      That is in Canadian dollars.
       
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      Still at conversion to USD that's still high at $60. I know two dealers in my area the key is 30 USD and the other place is 35 USD. But maybe things are more expensive for this car in Canada.
       
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      Learn from my mistake.....


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      Did you not see this post I bumped yesterday?
      This Thread is right down from your new one in the Recent posts
       
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      Have you tried ForScan to program the key?
       
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        Not personally but I do use Forscan and it would beat paying those prices and if you have an LS Forscan is a must to have
         
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          What adapter do I buy? I will order an adapter and then try it. I though Ford (Lincoln) dealer would be able to do it.
           
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            If it doesn't work on 2002 it won't work for my car.
             
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            It will work fine with your car.
             
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            I have a 2002, so why do you say that?
             
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            I'm pretty sure that's the one I have and it works in my 02. Forscan will tell you if the switch is flipped the wrong way for whichever module it needs
             
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