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Old 02-25-2019, 04:15 PM
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I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle SE ADD and aI lost my key to my car and I don't have a spare key. Does anyone know if there is anyway I can order a pre-cut replacement key using my VIN# online? So that I don't have to pay an arm and a leg just to have the Locksmith cut me new keys?
When I called the Locksmith i explained the situation and I also told him that I ordered 2 new transponder keys and that all I needed was for him to cut my keys he then informed me that it was gonna still cost roughly $280 to $299 to cut 2 keys.
What can I do to save money and still get my replacement keys cut?
 

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Old 02-25-2019, 06:10 PM
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Unfortunately,,,,,,,,,usually locksmiths are cheaper than dealership techs.
Cutting the key is only part of the solution. The other part is;,,,,,,,,,,,the key(s) must be flashed/coded to your particular vehicle because of the security system. Only dealers or "certified" locksmiths can usually do the coding or anybody could steal your vehicle. Grant you this is an expensive learning experience, but you can code your own addl keys, but you need 2 working keys to do that. NOW,

Depending on how far you are from the locksmith ask if it is cheaper if you have the vehicle owed to him/
Get some idea what it would cost to have the vehicle towed to whoever can do the job. You only have 2 choices here, wish I could be more help.
Always , never hurts to get a second or third opinion.
 
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