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I just finished programming two additional keys that I got off eBay for $190 shipped. These were brand new keys in the factory bags and included uncut emergency keys. After trying the instructions on the Ford Owner's site, I decided to look in the manual and follow those steps. After a bit of trial and error, I managed to get the two new keys to program.

Aside from having to get the emergecy keys cut for the door cylinder, you can program up to two additional keys yourself, without having to pay the dealership or a locksmith.

Below are the steps directly from the 2017 Fusion manual. I tweaked the steps a bit to make the process a bit more obvious. Ford made no mention of having to wait 3-5 seconds before the new key is registered and the hazzard/door lock tests run, so I ended up having to repeat the steps a few times before I got it right. I hope this helps others.


Programming a Spare Intelligent
Access Key
Note: You can program a maximum of four
keys to your vehicle.


You must have two previously
programmed intelligent access keys inside
your vehicle and the new unprogrammed
intelligent access key readily accessible.

You can purchase replacement keys or
remote controls from an authorized dealer.

Make sure that the ignition is switched off
before beginning this procedure. Make sure
that you close all the doors before
beginning and that they remain closed
throughout the procedure. Carry out all
steps within 30 seconds of starting the
sequence. Stop and wait for at least one
minute before starting again if you carry
out any steps out of sequence.
Read and understand the entire procedure
before you begin.

1. Remove the key blade from the
transmitter.
2. Remove the rubber covering (A) from
the cup holder. With the buttons facing
upward and the unlock button facing
the front of your vehicle, place the first programmed
intelligent access key into the backup
slot (B).
3. With your foot off the brake pedal, press the push button ignition switch.
4. Wait five seconds and then press the
push button ignition switch again to turn the car off.
5. Remove the 1st programmed intelligent access key from the backup slot.
6. Within 10 seconds, place a second
programmed intelligent access key in
the backup slot and press the push
button ignition switch.
7. Wait five seconds and then press the
push button ignition switch again.
8. Remove the intelligent access key.
9. Wait five seconds, then place the
unprogrammed intelligent access key
in the backup slot and press the push
button ignition switch.
10. Within a few seconds, you'll here the hazard flashers blink twice and the doors lock/unlock.

Programming is now complete. Check that
the remote control functions operate and
your vehicle starts with the new intelligent
access key.

If you wish to program a fourth key, simply repeat the above process.

If programming was unsuccessful, wait 10
seconds and repeat steps 1 through 7. If it
still does not work, take your vehicle to an
authorized dealer.
 

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Thank you for the information.

Do you know how one can program a replacement for a lost key fob vs. adding a 3rd or 4th?

as I just lost mine and therefore would not be able to:
"You must have two previously
programmed intelligent access keys inside
your vehicle and the new unprogrammed
intelligent access key readily accessible."

AND I take it a regular locksmith can cut the key using my remaining "key" fob as the template.

Thanks,
 

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Thank you for the information.

Do you know how one can program a replacement for a lost key fob vs. adding a 3rd or 4th?

as I just lost mine and therefore would not be able to:
"You must have two previously
programmed intelligent access keys inside
your vehicle and the new unprogrammed
intelligent access key readily accessible."

AND I take it a regular locksmith can cut the key using my remaining "key" fob as the template.

Thanks,
If you only have one key you have to go to a dealer. They need to erase and reprogram the Intelligent Access system with your one remaining key and a new key - it's the only way.

Most locksmiths can cut these keys, but I've heard of some not having the machines that are capable, so just call around. If they can, they'll most likely need the coded tag (the one with the barcode on it) that was attached to your keys when the car was new.

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I have 2 original remotes. Any reason you can't use a used FACTORY remote that was obviously previously programmed
without going to locksmith?
 

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I have 2 original remotes. Any reason you can't use a used FACTORY remote that was obviously previously programmed
without going to locksmith?
Hi OX1. As long as you have two properly programmed keyfobs, you can reprogram those two, along with a third and fourth.

Just follow the instructions in the Owners Manual.
 

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Hi OX1. As long as you have two properly programmed keyfobs, you can reprogram those two, along with a third and fourth.

Just follow the instructions in the Owners Manual.
Thanks. Every time I look at the places that sell used remotes, they all say they have to be programmed @ a locksmith.
I thought maybe you could only do the in car routine, if you were starting with an unprogrammed factory fresh 3rd.
 
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