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Key start ? can i use a hardware store cut key to start?

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My existing keys have the 4 buttons.




Transit/Tourneo Connect 2013-, 2.5L Duratec (110kW/150PS), Frozen White

VIN Number:   NM0LS7F75G1281072
Type Approval Number (TAN):   e1*2001/116*0207 / e1*2007/46*0272


Primary Features

Build Date:   21.04.2016
Vehicle Line:   Transit/Tourneo Connect 2013-
Body Style:   LWB Kombi
Version:   Series 510V
Engine:   2.5L Duratec (110kW/150PS)
Transmission:   6-Speed Automatic - 6F Mid-Range
Drive:   LHD FWD
Axle Ratio:   3.21
Emission:   50 State Emission Requirements
Air Conditioning:   Manual Air Conditioning
Paint:   Frozen White

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No. There is a transmitter in the key that deactivates an immobilizer. One reason not to hide a spare key because it can deactivate the immobilizer.

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Just about every modern vehicle has some sort of chip or transponder in the key.  On my pickup, a cheap $1 key from the hardware store will unlock my doors, unlock my tailgate, and turn in the ignition.  However, the car will not power up or start.  Makes it handy for me to start the car, lock it, then allow it to warm up while I have coffee.

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