How to check blank PATS key

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Re: How to check blank PATS key

Postby TK13LG » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:26 pm

2017 Ford Expedition - trying to make additional keys. I have 2 master keys that came with the car. I have 2 uncut/unprogrammed keys...purchased from ebay. I am trying to verify if they are even able to be programmed. However, I never get any codes to check. I must totally be missing a step. Here is what I am getting after trying to run PATS and the prompt that it will take about 12 minutes. It gets right at 50% and gives me this:

I really don't want to cut the keys until I know they can be programmed. If someone could guide me as I know I must me missing a step.
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Re: How to check blank PATS key

Postby tjjd90603 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 am

Put a known good key in the ignition hold the blank ontop with the good key in the ign and try to run if it is valid the theft light will flash and car will not start code saying wrong key mismatch or theft will show up. Also make sure you have the right bit key. Also your connector might not be capable of programming, but will still read the pats system.
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Re: How to check blank PATS key

Postby Tadder » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:57 am

Hi, super noob here. How do I know if I have the master key? Neither of my keys have buttons, they're just keys. I have two of the small square fobs with lock/unlock/alarm. I'm afraid to do any programming in forscan because I don't want a brick in my driveway with no keys. I bought new fobs off Amazon that have the buttons on the key. I was able to program them (using the turn the key off and on method) so the buttons work, except the remote start button, which is the reason I got into this mess in the first place... my truck (09 F150 FX4) has factory installed remote start, but the fobs I have don't start it. Sorry for the book, any help is appreciated.
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