Hello, the keys for the '01 Continental were lost, to make a long story short, I had to replace the column and with it came w/2 keys and a fob. In order to get them programmed, is there anything else I need?
From memory, the dealer will have to program the fob. I believe I read at one time that 2 fobs already programmed are needed to program more without dealer help. I found this out about a decade ago when I purchased new fobs because my car at the time only had one. I believe you also might need the dealer to program the key to work with the PATS system these cars have. Did you try to start it after the column change? That red light on the top of the dash will reveal for you if there is a PATS problem. If you've already gotten it running with different column then you'll need the dealer to program the fob, unless a locksmith in your area has the tool to program it.Hello, the keys for the '01 Continental were lost, to make a long story short, I had to replace the column and with it came w/2 keys and a fob. In order to get them programmed, is there anything else I need?
Assuming that the Continental was like most Fords of the time, I think you are using the term Fob when you really mean PATS key. You can use Forscan to program new keys if you don't have to working (already programmed) keys to start with.
It has been a while since I screwed around with the keys/PATS.My thanks to all. num1bigguy: I have yet to try to start without programming, I'll look for dash light, thanks. FlaOkie: The keys work in the column. By electronic signal receiver, do you mean the small black box underneath the ignition lock? Yes, I will try to start. Thanks again.