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Author Topic: Key not working  (Read 3544 times)

Offline seren

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Key not working
« on: September 03, 2012, 04:29:10 PM »
Hi hope someone can help, I've recently changed the batteries in my car key for my Ford Galaxy mk 3 now the key won't start my car, I've followed the instructions in owner's guide book for key coding, but it hasn't worked, I have the key that doesn't work another identical key that does and a plastic emergency key.
Does anyone have any ideas how to get the key working or will I have to take it to Ford.
Thanks :-\

Offline Mirez

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Re: Key not working
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 05:10:19 PM »
Hi Seren and welcome to the Forum!

If the key won't start the car then its lost the immobiliser side of things, normally this is caused by dislodging the PATS chip when swapping batteries which is very easily done on the Mk2 Remote Key but I'm not sure where its located on the Mk3. Try having a rummage about where you swapped the batteries over, you'll be looking for a small block of plastic about 5mm x 2mm!!
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
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08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
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Offline seren

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Re: Key not working
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 02:11:04 AM »
Many thanks for the info, found the missing piece and all is working once again.
Kirsten :)

Offline gregers

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Re: Key not working
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 10:28:13 PM »
that was a good result then,as a new from fords would cost you an arm and both ur legs.
i kid you not!!!!!!
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
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