Ford keys

The approved replacement Ford key locksmiths, ready to help. If you have the misfortune to lose your Ford car keys, or even break one and don’t have a spare set, you might think you are going to have to go to a lot of trouble to get a replacement set of car keys. Modern car security systems often mean specialist knowledge is required to gain entry into cars or to provide replacement or duplicate keys.

Ford keys

The Auto Locksmith has all the expert knowledge required to deal with any problem experienced with car locks or Ford car keys. We can provide an on the spot full Ford car key replacement service to cover most models. Our mobile teams provide a service that covers all of London and the Home Counties, coming to you to solve your Ford car key problems, saving you time and money.

How we make replacement Ford keys


Lost Ford keys

If your Ford keys are lost and you don’t have a red master key, have no fear. The Auto Locksmith can still produce replacement Ford keys, correctly programmed to your car, without your having to go anywhere or do anything other than wait for The Auto Locksmith mobile unit to reach you. It won’t take long because The Auto Locksmith will provide replacement keys on the spot at a fraction of what it would likely cost you to get them from the dealer.

Ford car keys explained

Earlier model Ford car keys use a red chip system. The transponder chip (which is what deactivates the immobiliser box of a car) is made from clear glass and concealed in the head of the key. It’s usually recognisable by the small red square on the top right corner of the key. A Ford key that has a completely red head is a master key, used in the earlier red key system. The red key was superseded by the Blue key that also has a glass transponder chip (which looks the same as the old red chip but is slightly more advanced).  The blue key is not all blue – it has a small blue square on the top right corner of the key. The very latest Ford keys contain an even more advanced black carbon chip but retain the blue corner. It can be confusing, but if you know what type your Ford key is, it could make the provision of replacement Ford car keys an even speedier process for The Auto Locksmith.

Tibbe Key

The most common Ford car key is called a Tibbe key. With cars that use this key type, The Auto Locksmith uses a lock pick to gain entry to the vehicle. Once the lock is in the open position the pick will read the depths of the lock, supplying the information necessary to cut a key. Ford models using a Tibbe key are quick and easy to replace – The Auto Locksmith can gain entry into the vehicle within 10 seconds and have a replacement key cut within 2 minutes.

Standard manual Tibbe key

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Remote locking Tibbe key

ford remote key


Two button infrared remote

Puma fob key


Blue Ford Transit remote

Ford 07 remote locking key


Ford HU101 laser key

Newer Fords use a HU101 blade profile key, referred to as a “laser key”. The metal blade is flat and rectangular with a unique shape groove cut down each side. The key provided with the car will either be manual or remote locking. It is a much more secure key and the car locks on these newer Fords are much harder to pick. Sometimes the lock has to be removed in order for a new key to be cut.

Manual HU101 Ford key

HU101 Ford car key

Remote locking HU101 key


Ford HU66 Laser key

The HU66 style key was initially used for the Ford Galaxy as it used to be a Volkswagen Sharon. Shortly after takeover, Ford Made the Sharan its own and now it uses the HU101 key.

Ford HU66 laser key

Key used on Galaxy

Ford Car Key Programming

The Auto Locksmith car locksmiths offer remote fob programming and provide duplicate Ford car keys correctly and uniquely coded to your car. Often main dealers will tell you that they have to code three keys to your vehicle. The Auto Locksmith can program just one if that is what you require, to help you keep costs to a minimal. A dealer could take up to 7 days to get you replacement Ford car keys – We will do the job in a fraction of the time.

Early Fords up to 2001 use a timed access system to program the key. Subsequently, a coded system has been introduced. The Auto Locksmith uses a programming machine that will extract the code from the car. An incode is then calculated and entered into the programming machine which codes it to the key. It is a secure code that uses a sophisticated algorithm in its calculation. The Auto Locksmith can produce replacement car keys for almost all Ford models.

It’s worth noting that Ford dealers don’t usually keep key numbers on file. For replacement keys, the dealer is more likely to have to remove the lock in order to cut a new key – they are not as accomplished as The Auto Locksmith.  Often, the dealer will actually come to us to produce the replacement car key.

Replacement Ford keys
A video demonstrating our process for replacing lost Ford keys.
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