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Fastback460 12-20-2013 06:04 PM

Is there a chip in the key?
 
I went to a local hardware store to get another key made for my 97 F-250 HD. I have two keys, but want a third to keep in the tool box in case I locked my keys in the truck. But they said it had a chip in it, so I would be able to open the doors, but not start it.

And they also said that if I tried to start the truck with that key, I would need to reprogram the computer to use my original key. I have never heard of this before. does this guy just not know, or is it true?

So do any of these trucks actually have a chip in the key?

Jarryd 12-20-2013 06:17 PM

My 94 runs without a key...

White 97 xlt 12-20-2013 06:38 PM

Go to another key supplier!!! They don't have a clue at the place you went!!!!

They didn't put chips in our keys, the PATS system didn't even start until sometime in the mid 2000s. It seems like I remember the Super duties didn't have them until 2008... I may be off a year or so but still the point is that a 1997 250HD don't use it...

phillips91 12-20-2013 06:52 PM

I would go somewhere else to get your key made too. My 97 ran exclusively on the spare and my 00 does too for that matter.

Fastback460 12-20-2013 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by White 97 xlt (Post 13865397)
Go to another key supplier!!! They don't have a clue at the place you went!!!!

They didn't put chips in our keys, the PATS system didn't even start until sometime in the mid 2000s. It seems like I remember the Super duties didn't have them until 2008... I may be off a year or so but still the point is that a 1997 250HD don't use it...

That's what I thought, I knew mine was to old to have a chip. I just wanted be sure before I tried to start it and possibly messed something up.


Thanks for the help guys, I'll go get a key made somewhere else.

kermmydog 12-20-2013 07:17 PM

Sounds like the key guy was missing a CHIP.

Sapphire Blue_95 12-20-2013 08:33 PM

Haha, all the 'chip' is a piece of plastic around the key.

blkF250HD 12-21-2013 03:57 PM

I had mine made at the dealer for around $5 a key. OEM Ford blanks with the logo and everything.

merlynr 12-21-2013 04:38 PM

no chip
 
My 97 250 HD has no chipped key.

coxthecrazy 12-21-2013 04:41 PM

I know my moms 2000 Explorer took a chip key and the 2002 ranger I had took one but only to start the vehicle. I kept a non chip key in my wallet in case I locked my keys in the car but it would not start the truck. I think a few of the cars got them in the late 90s and it stepped across the whole Ford line by the early to mid 2000s

phillips91 12-21-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coxthecrazy (Post 13868185)
I know my moms 2000 Explorer took a chip key and the 2002 ranger I had took one but only to start the vehicle. I kept a non chip key in my wallet in case I locked my keys in the car but it would not start the truck. I think a few of the cars got them in the late 90s and it stepped across the whole Ford line by the early to mid 2000s

I wonder if trim level has anything to do with it. My dad has an 05 ranger and my mom uses a wal mart spare when she drives it. His is an xl.

mrrish79 12-21-2013 05:26 PM

My parents had a 2000 ranger that had a chip. That guy has no clue. The reason he's selling the parts not installing them.


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