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Old 07-09-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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three keys

my car came with 3 keys.
a Big one with a squared end for the ignition
a longer skinny one for the trunk
and then another Bigger key with more of an oval end.|
It does not open the door or trunk but it does fit in the ignition and will crank the car but not start it?. The cut is different then my ignition key and I have always just assumed it opened the trunk and never used it haha big useless ford key on my keychain for years

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does your car have the same?

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Mine just has one key that does everything.
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Maybe the car has been crashed and they got a trunk from a junkyard. Your one key that's cranks your car should be good for everything. Something's wrong if it isn't. I have 2 keys (with the chip) along with a key fob. Your key that will go In the ignition but won't crank it has most likely been made by someone like Walmart. It can be used to enter the vehicle, but lacks the chip which fires the engine up.


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The key that goes in the ignition and will crank but not start the car is a ford key looks just like my main one but is oval not square on the end. Strange.
My Ignition key does not open my door or trunk. No accidents that I know of, Had this car for about 7 years now and always had the three keys on my keychain yup never used that key, decided to and it only cranks the car
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It should only be one key like this:
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And that is to open everything
Other cars like my camaro for example use two keys like these:
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One for the door/locks and one only for the ignition

I personally think whoever came up with the 2 key design is an ******* lol
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The key that goes in the ignition and will crank but not start the car is a ford key looks just like my main one but is oval not square on the end. Strange.
My Ignition key does not open my door or trunk. No accidents that I know of, Had this car for about 7 years now and always had the three keys on my keychain yup never used that key, decided to and it only cranks the car

That's very odd. The ford one doesn't have a chip and that's why the car won't crank with it. Your main one not unlocking the trunk or door seems suspicious, and abnormal. My 99 had 1 key... All the fords I've had 98-03 have had 1-2 main keys that did everything.


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The keys on our cars don't have external chips like Chevys. It's in the actual key, which is why it's a bit bigger. The one key should do everything.

If the key that starts your car doesn't open your door then it's possible your ignition assembly got replaced.


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Someone before you probably jacked with the tumblers or whatever. The one big key is the only one you got from the dealer for a SN95 car with PATS. Well, you got two.
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Two big keys both fit the ignition and crank it but only one starts it.
Weird that they are both ford and different cuts but both fit and crank it.
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That is odd but not unheard of. Only the square one starts it because that is a PATS key, the other one isn't.
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My 04 came wit two keys, His and Hers. I bought two more for spares, had them cut, the cutter messed one up so it doesn't work nothing. They came with instructions on how to program them but then I found out that you need two factory keys to program them yourself. I had only one factory and one that wasn't factory. The spare thats not programed only turns the engine but wont start it. Yes they do have chips in them.
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well after 7 years its finally off my keychain
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It should only be one key like this:
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And that is to open everything
Other cars like my camaro for example use two keys like these:
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One for the door/locks and one only for the ignition

I personally think whoever came up with the 2 key design is an ******* lol
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It was probably someone back in the 1950's or earlier. All of the American cars, that I can think of, had a separate key for the door locks and the ignition until around the late 90's. It probably carried over from the days when door locks, and keyed ignitions, were factory "options", early on.
I believe that it was the Japanese who started the one key trend.
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