who can do a new remote cut & programmed for around £95 I think it was
Do remember that when you do have a new key to take all the other keys with you as they have to reprogramme ALL the keys together (At the same time) for them all to work
However, remember that there are3 security things related to a remote key:
-the mechanical part (the shape of the key); there are o lot of places where they can modify mechanicaly the key to fit your lock; you will need aworking key too
-theradio code of the key; you have above instructions about how to modify this
-the security chip inside the key, that can unlock the immobilizer of your car, so you can start the engine; as far as I know, you can change this only in a dealer workshop.
so, if what I know is true, then you can program by yourself a new key only to open the car, not to start the engine
THANKS FOR THE REPLY , I GOT A REMOTE FOB AND A SPARE KEY WITH THE CAR BOTH WILL START THE CAR SO I THINK I WILL JUST BUY ANOTHER REMOTE FOB AND PROGRAME IT AS INSTRUSTIONS SHOW AND USE SPARE KEY TO START IT . IT SAVES ABOUT £130 AND ITS NO REAL HARDSHIP TO HAVE A KEY ON THE FOB . THANKS AGAIN RUSS
Thanks for all your reply's.
I think due to the cost i'll use the spare key and give my wife the main one. The only problem is when i open the door (with the key) i only have about 10 seconds before the alarm goes off?? Is there a way to overide this?
I DONT THINK THE ALARM CAN BE ALTERED ON THE C MAX , A FRIEND HAS A S MAX AND HE CAN TURN THE ALARM OR SENSORS OFF IN THE INFO DISPLAY ON THE DASH , I THINK THE SOFT WARE MUST BE DIFFERENT ACROSS THE MODELS . I HAVE E MAILED A FEW SELLERS ON E BAY ASKING IF THEIR FOBS WILL WORK ON A C MAX . I AGGREE IT IS A LOT FOR A FORD REMOTE SO MY IDEA IS TO USE AN AFTER MARKET FOB TO UNLOCK AND SWITCH ALARM OFF THEN USE THE SPARE KEY TO START IT . THINK I MUST BE GETTING LAZY IN MY OLD AGE ITS NO REAL TIME WASTER OPENING A DOOR WITH A KEY !
This morning, while trawling around ebay I found a 3 button flip control and uncut blade for £54.99 + £3.95 P&P brand new!
Of course it was bought on the spot and with the instructions earlier, I should be able to programme it. Just got look further for someone to cut the blade.
I MADE ENQUIRIES ABOUT A SIMILAR FOB IT WILL NEED TAKING TO FORD WITH ALL OTHER KEYS TO BE PROGRAMED TO START THE CAR THIS COSTS £90 AT MY LOCAL DEALER . YOU CAN PROGRAM IT TO OPEN THE CAR YOURSELF BUT NOT START IT SO I BELIEVE
THERE ARE PLENTY OF REMOTES ON THE NET , DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THE C MAX REMOTE WORK ON 433.92 MHZ AND IF SO AM I RIGHT IN THINKING THAT ANY IN THIS RANGE CAN BE PROGRAMED ? IF I TRY TO PROGRAME A REMOTE AS PER HANDBOOK IS THERE ANY DANGER IT MIGHT AFFECT THE ORIGINAL ? DONT WANT TO END UP WITH NO REMOTE WORKING
2014 C-Max key and fob just had this done at professional locksmiths,exact match for original key and fob,the case is identical to original.
I paid £120 all in and really happy having two sets,gives me a piece of mind.
Key cut is perfect,both fobs lock,unlock,open and close Windows and pops the tailgate open as it should.
Keb fob flick type,three buttons,CR2023 battery.
Happy bunny now.