Ford car keys

The Key machine are experienced Auto locksmiths sometimes refered to as “vehicle locksmiths” or “car locksmiths”, we have many years of experience with ford keys and often cut spare ford car keys for the local ford dealers themselves. Even if you have lost your ford car key we are still able to make keys to the vehicle and program them to get you back on the road with the minimum of fuss and without the need for recovery.

We cover Bodmin, St austell, Truro, Newquay all the way down to Camborne, Penzance and Landsend and all the towns in between which is just about most of west cornwall!!

For more info about replacement Ford keys and Ford key programming please read on or feel free to call us on 01326 376338 or use the contact us page.

Introduction to Ford car keys.

Early Ford car keys use a red chip system. The transponder chip itself is actually made from clear glass and concealed in the head of the key. These keys are identifiable by a small red square on the top right corner of the key, hence the name! You may have also seen a key with a completely red head. This is the master key used in the earlier three key red systems.

Later models use a similar glass transponder blue chip system, again identifiable by a blue corner on the key.

The very latest ford car keys still have a blue corner but contain a black carbon chip which is more advanced.

We are able to program new Ford keys even without the red master key.

Lost Ford keys replaced.

If you have lost your only Ford car key we can supply you with a new one at a fraction of the price of the main dealer. What’s more is we come to you and save you towing your vehicle to the dealers garage.

Spare Ford Keys.

Do you need a spare key for your Ford? We can provide you with a replacement. All keys are cut and programmed at your car while you wait. We will not be beaten on price for Ford key programming. We are able to cut and program spare keys for your Ford without the red top key.

Replacement Ford car keys.

We are able to produce replacement Ford keys for all models. Our auto locksmiths use specialist diagnostics equipment to program Ford transponder keys and reproduce remote fobs for central locking. Below is a list of the most common models we can help with.

  • Ford Ka
  • Ford Fiesta / Courier / Fiesta Van
  • Ford Puma
  • Ford Escort / Escort van
  • Ford Orion
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Ford Cougar
  • Ford Granada
  • Ford Galaxy
  • Ford Scorpio
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Transit
  • Ford Transit connect
  • Ford S Max
  • Ford C Max
  • Ford Fusion

Ford key programming.

All keys are cut and programmed at your vehicle. The car is actually programmed to the key rather than the key to the car. Main dealers will tell you they have to code three keys to your vehicle, but we can program just one if you require to keep the costs down as low as possible.

We offer Ford remote fob programming and a Ford car key replacement service to the general public and motor trade throughout cornwall.

Types of Ford key.

Ford utilise 3 main types of key. These are:
– The most commonly know Ford Tibbe key
– HU101 Laser key
– HU66 Laser key
The key type differs depending on the model and year of the Ford.

Ford Tibbe key.

Earlier models of Ford operate with a Ford Tibbe key. The Tibbe key has a cylindrical shaped blade with 6 notches in the tip. The notches are cut into 4 varied depths which are unique to the vehicle and operate the lock. The key will either be “standard manual key” or a “remote locking key”. The remote will most commonly have three buttons. On some very early models a two button infrared remote was used. From 2007 the Ford Transit utilises a blue remote key, which looks similar to the older style black remote but can no longer be manually programmed.


Standard Manual Tibbe keyFord Tibbe keyRemote locking Tibbe keyFord Tibbe remote key
Two button Infrared remoteford two button remote keyBlue Ford Transit remoteFord Transit blue remote key


Ford HU101 laser key.

Newer Fords operate with HU101 blade profile key which is referred to as a “laser key”. The metal blade is flat and rectangualr with a unique shape groove cut down each side. Again the key provided with the car will either be manual or remote locking.

Manual HU101 Ford keyFord HU101 keyFord remote key HU101Ford Tibbe key