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It didn't come stock on any Taurus/Sable. It's just a gadget with a key. It's kinda cool, but don't G3 Taurus/Sables have the microchipped key?
 
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It didn't come stock on any Taurus/Sable. It's just a gadget with a key. It's kinda cool, but don't G3 Taurus/Sables have the microchipped key?[/b]
yes, they sure do
 

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If your car is equipped with the PATS (Passive Anti-Theft System) you have the chipped key. A little "THEFT" light will flash on your dashboard when the car is parked and off if you have PATS.
 

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Originally posted by MySablesNameIsBruce@Jan 10 2004, 09:53 PM
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It didn't come stock on any Taurus/Sable. It's just a gadget with a key. It's kinda cool, but don't G3 Taurus/Sables have the microchipped key?
yes, they sure do
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No not all g3 have pats. Mine doesn't
 
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Originally posted by Patrick Norris+Jan 10 2004, 11:03 PM-->QUOTE (Patrick Norris @ Jan 10 2004, 11:03 PM)
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It didn't come stock on any Taurus/Sable. It's just a gadget with a key. It's kinda cool, but don't G3 Taurus/Sables have the microchipped key?
yes, they sure do
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No not all g3 have pats. Mine doesn't [/b][/quote]
yeah, my Gen 3 didn't have the chip key either.
 
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Those keys have been out for ages. My coworker had one 3 years ago for his crx. I'm sure you can pick them up at any import shop. According to the seller, that key can work on pats cars, but will only be a valet key at best.
 

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I have PATS.....but my theft light dont blink.....
 

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Originally posted by XLSuruaT@Jan 11 2004, 01:51 AM
Those keys have been out for ages. My coworker had one 3 years ago for his crx. I'm sure you can pick them up at any import shop. According to the seller, that key can work on pats cars, but will only be a valet key at best.
a valet couldn't use that any more than anyone else could. it won't start the car with pats systems but it would open the doors, trunk, glovebox, and turn on the ignition, but the engine wouln't run.
 

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Originally posted by mcgilles+Jan 11 2004, 01:39 PM-->QUOTE (mcgilles @ Jan 11 2004, 01:39 PM)
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Those keys have been out for ages.  My coworker had one 3 years ago for his crx.  I'm sure you can pick them up at any import shop.  According to the seller, that key can work on pats cars, but will only be a valet key at best.
a valet couldn't use that any more than anyone else could. it won't start the car with pats systems but it would open the doors, trunk, glovebox, and turn on the ignition, but the engine wouln't run. [/b]
isnt that what a valey key is supposed to do?
 
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no, a valet key is just supposed to let you open the doors, and drive the car of a certain ammount of time and not let the car be accelerated very fast or driven very fast. That is my understanding of a valet key, but I have yet to try it out on a car which has one.
 

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no....it is only to run the car and doors. not open the trunk. as for the keys, a honda chip will not work with ford cars, the only interchangable past systems are ford, merc, lincon, mazda, toyota. gm is a maybe. Honda is a no no along with older gm keys such as passlock 1/2.
 

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Originally posted by FatTortoise@Jan 10 2004, 07:22 PM
How about this one?



If they made one for the Gen4, I think I would get one.. It has one of those chip things too
I'm sure that one would work if you programmed it.
 

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not really sure what qualifies as a valet key, but if it doesn't start the car, how would the valet park it? I like the idea of a certain key that will only let the car run to say 15 mph, and shutdown after 10 minutes or something...chrysler has keys that are recognized differently by the car, two keys, each one will adjust mirrors and seat positions to the settings for that key, so two different drivers always have their own settings. cool stuff!
 

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chrysler has keys that are recognized differently by the car, two keys, each one will adjust mirrors and seat positions to the settings for that key, so two different drivers always have their own settings. cool stuff![/b]
ford has that too. on my moms expedition it remembers the settings for each key fob and which fob relates to the storage position. you unlock the doors with your key fob, and the seats, pedals, and mirrors tailor themselves to you.
 

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On my parents BMW the valet key only lets you open the doors and drive the car. It doesn't prevent the car from being driven like crazy only prevents the trunk and glove compartment from being opened.
On the positive, the valet parker can stuff around with the settings as much as they like, but when the normal key is put back in, everything goes back to normal, which is good since the iDrive system can get annoying.

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I've got a valet key. I found it in the junkyard in a Taurus. It opens my doors, but won't work in the ignition, trunk, or glovebox.
 
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