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Hi all, i have 05 cmax, the problem i have, i thought my keyfob battery had died so i replaced the battery.Keyfob still didn't work, but the key still operates the central locking ,double lock all doors, indicators flash, all ok.I tried the re programming on the ignition, on/off 4x etc, the keyfob didn't respond. Visited Fordswhom told me keyfob had to be re programmed as battery had died and not replaced within 30 secs...Took car today, now told me its not a programming fault, require all panelling to be removed as its a wiringfault, will cost me £89 for 1 Hr to identify fault then £££???? to repair.Would be grateful if any one has had this problem or know a solution to repair. As i don't trust Fords are right.Thanks, Brian
 

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Thanks, i just tried that, i get the first beep, but then when i press the key fob i get no beep. tried several times, diffrent buttons, the key fob just don't responed. Any other ideas...
 

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With my last fusion (58 plate). WhenI bought it last year I ordered a second remote.I had problems with the programmeing and I know that I had to reprogramme all the keys including the non remote key and that all the keys had to be in the vehicle close to the ignition in order for them to release the immobiliser.
Hope this helps.
 

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Hi, just tried with all keys in car, still no luck. Do you think its worth buying a new keyfob and try to program that. Will that effect starting my car or cause any probs.I begrudge handing money to fords for just looking at it.
 

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Why do people call Ford, Fords? It's always made me curious.......


For alarm remote programs try to solve it in this order:New battery,Reprogram,New key fob
That way you start with cheapest and most likely and work your way up. Anything extra and you'll need to go to Ford for their diagnostic equipment.
You can get new keyfobs very cheap off Ebay.
The all the keys in the car thing...is for when you're reprogramming the immobiliser not the alarm and you have to 'show' it all the keys. But that's a specialist job and can't be done with equipment.
 

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Just to add.....try moving the car to a remote location first. It's possible for something else to operate on the frequency and to interfere with the code.
IIRC wireless door alarms have been known to interfere with alarm systems in general and so if a neighbour has fitted one it could affect it.
 

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i have an 04 c max and just the same key fob stopped working so tried like you did the ignition beeped after 4 turns but got no beep when pressed another button, dont know what to do next dont want to pay £60
 

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My key battery died and I changed it but by mistake put the new battery in the wrong way up, no response to doing the ignition thing, took the battery out and turned it over all then worked OK. Was stupid of me but worth checking.

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A new fob might be £30 but it will cost £80-90 to get Fords to reprogram it.

Have I missed the post that says you have tried both your remote fobs? Or do you only have one?
 

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The remote control key when opened splits neatly intothree parts. One part contains the radio remote. One part contains the battery and immobiliser. The other part has the key blade. So if you buy a new remote key you can put the new radio remote part together with the old key blade and battery/immobiliser parts. Then just program the new radio remote as you have been using the ignition sequence.
note: Although the battery is contained within the transponder part, it only supplies the radio remote when these two parts are clipped together. As Gepard says next the transponder does not get its power from this battery. Edited by: robclarke
 

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Gepard said:
No, the remotes can be programmed yourself. It's the key itself that you need Ford for.
I have to ask, Gepard.... have you actually bought a new key and programmed it yourself?

I'm asking because I've had to have mine done twice (long story).

First time, all localFord dealers said it needed a computer to be plugged in, including the ford dealer who supplied my car who was paying for it to be done (2nd hand warranty).
Then I needed a new ecu due to accident damage and so had to have all three keys reprogrammed and the repairer had to take the car to Ford's with all 3 keys. He wouldn't have done that if he could have done it himself, surely.

Maybe there's a difference between re-setting your old key that has previously been programmed (ie to communicate with your particular car) and programming a completely new one (or one from another car eg from ebay).

Given the difficulties being experienced by the original poster, and all the attempts he has made thus far, I think he's in for the £90 re-programming, I'm afraid.
 
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