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I've just bought a focus c-max and was suprised to find the spare key has no remote. Does anybody know the cheapest way to get one??
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You can buy them from ebay but I think (and hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong) you still need to take it to Fords to program up for you.
 

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There is a place near me in Birmingham called Duplicut
http://www.duplicut.co.uk/

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
 

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I PRICED A REMOTE KEY UP FROM MY LOCAL FPORD DEALER AND IT WAS £180 FOR A KEY , REMOTE AND AN HOUR IN THE WORKSHOP TO PROGRAME IT . SOUNDS LIKE A RIP OFF TO ME
 

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Dealers are allways expensive. Buy a key from somebody else and pay only for that hour in the workshop.
 

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DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF YOU CAN PROGRAM A NEW REMOTE YOURSELF ? I HAVE READ IF YOU HAVE A REMOTE AND SPARE KEY A NEW REMOTE FOB CAN BE PROGRAMED BY YOURSELFAND SAVE ABOUT £90
 

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check this out:
http://gogulea.home.ro/

it is a printscreen from the C-MAX user guide.

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
 

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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
 

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This is superb timing.
I found a place that will do a standard key for £88 or a normal 3 button key fob for £138.

Did try Timpsons for a key cut, but told no way, dealer only for that year.
 

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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?
 

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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 !
 

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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.

Oh, the ebay item number is: 140203864904 and here is the link to the ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Genuine-Parts

HTH
 

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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
 

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Hoping that all it needs is the transponder to be coded.
Will find out when the key arrives as I've found a couple of places that look promising...
 

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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
 

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JUST GOT A REMOTE FOR A JAGUAR AND ITS PROGRAMED TO MY CAR TO OPEN AND OR ALARM . IT COST ME £42 AND AM GOING TO USE SPARE KEY TO START CAR . THE SELLER IS ollypop0 ITEM NUMBER 11024716002 ON EBAY
 
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