Ford E-Series Models (E-150, E-250, E-350) Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Ford E-Series Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Ford E-Series key replacement - All you need to know

Ford E-Series key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Ford E-Series Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Ford E-Series Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Ford key

Automotive locksmith coding a Ford key

Have you lost your Ford E-Series car keys? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Ford E-Series Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Ford E-Series Car Key Replacement Cost

Key coding and programming machine for Ford cars

Key coding and programming machine for Ford cars

Can I get a replacement Ford E-Series key by VIN?

Ford E-Series Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Ford E-Series

Transponder chip key for a Ford E-Series

Transponder chip key for a Ford E-Series

 

Introduction:

Ford E-Series car key replacements

Ford E-Series car key replacements

Ford E-Series was introduced in 1961. This model has one type of key.

Transponder Chip Key: 2008 to 2016.

Coding a new Ford key by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Ford key by an automotive locksmith

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Ford E-Series transponder key? Click here for more information.
Ford ignition cylinder

Ford ignition cylinder

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (H92-PT)

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Ford E-Series transponder key replacement (H92-PT)

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Ford E-Series transponder key replacement (H92-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Ford E-Series car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Ford E-Series cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Ford E-Series. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2016 Ford E-Series.

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Ford E-Series key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Ford E-Series key without the original? What is the average price?

Ford E-Series key replacement cost - estimate only

Ford E-Series key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Ford E-Series key can cost between $140 to $190. The cost depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher

New transponder keys coded on-site

New transponder keys coded on-site

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Ford E-Series key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year model of your car and your key type.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider:

  1. For Ford E-Series vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Ford E-Series vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. You will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Ford E-Series key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

A: Ford has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Ford keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No Programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Ford non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.

Ford E-Series has none of this key type – the only Ford E-Series key has a chip and needs to be programmed.

 

Ford E-Series keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Ford E-Series car key programming tool

Ford E-Series car key programming tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

H92-PT.

 

Keyless entry information for the Ford E-Series:

Ford keyless entry - Inside look

Ford keyless entry – Inside look

There is no available keyless entry for this model.

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