Replacement Key on 1999 Ford Explorer

I lost my spare key and need a replacement. I had one made at Home Depot, but I don't think it is the correct type. Do I have to go through a dealer to have a replacement made?

by in San Francisco, CA on January 04, 2011
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2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , January 04, 2011
if it has a security chip, yes. most of them have one. it is not that bad. go to the parts department and have them make it for you then service will program it. Roy
COMMENT by , January 04, 2011
I have found a mobile local locksmith that has the equipment to make and program PATS keys. It saves a tow bill.
COMMENT by , January 07, 2011
Thanks for your help!
ANSWER by , January 04, 2011
Just a quick note - it says you lost your spare key. Does this mean you have two working keys? If so, you can program the spare on your own. There is a procedure for that. If you respond to this that you have two keys PLUS your new spare, I will post it.
COMMENT by , January 07, 2011
I only have one working key. When I bought the car I received 2 working keys, 1 to use all the time and 1 spare. I lost the spare, so I don't think your procedure would work for me. Thanks, though!