Lost keys

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Gharry, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Gharry

    Gharry New Member

    What are the alternatives when you can't find the keys for a 2000 ranger ? Thanks for any advice .
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  3. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Well, the DIY alternative is to purchase new lock cylinders and program the new keys using FORScan. The easier, but more expensive approach would be to find a locksmith to cut two new keys for the existing locks and program those.
  4. OP

    Gharry New Member

    Thank you mhoward again, looks like you are a handy person to have on this site. I was lucky enough to find one correct key from old owner . Now I need to go about getting a couple more made .
  5. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Awesome, that is truly good luck! Even though it is more expensive (but not by much), you should have the spare key made at a dealer. They will make an "original" key so yo will have two keys programmed into the truck's CSM module. Then, you can always have another spare made at most hardware stores.
  6. OP

    Gharry New Member

    Another question is ,did all Rangers have remote door entry remotes in 2000 ? No key fob was with the truck when I received it . Thanks
  7. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    No, not all of them did. I am assuming you have power door locks, just no FOB (mine was that way also). The following is the programming procedure to program new FOBs. It will tell you if you have keyless entry available:

    1. Close all doors, then open your driver side door and press the Unlock button on the drivers door while it is open

    2. Turn ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the 8th time ending in RUN. The door locks will lock and unlock to confirm that you have entered programming mode. If the door locks do not cycle you should try it again but faster. If they still do not cycle, your vehicle may not have keyless entry)

    3. Within 8 seconds press any button on the first keyless remote to be programmed. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming. If you only have one remote then skip to step 5

    4. Within 8 seconds, press any button on the second keyless remote. Door locks will cycle again to confirm programming. Repeat step 4 for any remaining remotes (up to 4 remote FOBs total)

    5. Turn ignition to OFF. Locks will again cycle to indicate end of programming mode

    NOTE: If the FOB does not respond, it is possible it is using the wrong frequency (433MHz vs. 315MHz). Most FOBs can be set to use either frequency by entering the programming mode as outlined above, then:

    Press and hold both the Lock and Unlock buttons
    Press and hold the Panic button
    The frequency will change and program the FOB to the vehicle
    The door locks will cycle, indicating the frequency change and the FOB programming was successful

    So, if the bolded part of step 2 happens, you have keyless entry. If so, buy a couple of new ones on eBay for ten bucks and program them according to the directions here.
  8. OP

    Gharry New Member

    Ok ,thanks again mhoward . I will be working on it again hopefully nex week if our weather in better. What part of the country are you located ?I am in Florence SC around 65 to 75 miles from Myrtle Beach .
  9. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    I'm based in Evansville, Indiana. Crappy-a$$ed place to live. It's cold in the winter, hot and HUMID in the summer. My wife calls it "Satan's Taint". LOL
  10. OP

    Gharry New Member

    I can relate to the hot and humid summers ,but our winters are not bad . Hardly ever below freezing in the daytime .
  11. Rfried20

    Rfried20 New Member

    can the frequency of the fob be changed? my 2000 ranger was stolen and recovered, but the thief still has the keys and fob. new ignition and door cylinders took care of the key issue but he still has the fob. any ideas?
  12. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    I've done above, the neighbor though I was Cookoo. The local Sheriff drove by and decided to see what the hell I was doing in the middle of the night!
  13. Joseph Willett

    Joseph Willett New Member

    There is a site that you can buy remote and key cheaper anywhere else I bought an extra key for my truck and the remote so I can lock the doors and panic go on for less than 40 bucks and mine has Chip been

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