I only have one key to my 2005 f150 and am needing to get another one. I know it is cheaper to get keys online then take them to the dealer to program them. I found the key alone to be around $20 but found one of those flip out all in one keys where the remote and key is one piece. has anybody got one or know if this is a safe way to go? I am posting the link to the one I found below so you know what im talking about. I just assumed it would be convinient. One of my hesitation with buy this would be my current key not working. I dont think that would be the case but because it is a different set up maybe. Does anyone know or have suggestions. thanks
Small clarification. A locksmith cannot create a unique PATS key, they can only duplicate an existing PATS key. A dealer can create a unique PATS key. This is important if you want to program additional keys in the future as you must have at least two unique PATS keys.
I'd also recommend you buy a second PATS key (plain), get it cut, program it, and store it in a safe place.
If you ever loose a key you will not have to go to a dealer to get a new key programmed.