1999 Ford Escort

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1999 Ford Escort Manual 50000 miles

I lost the chip out of the key on my 99 ford escort hence the car would not start. I had not realised this at first and neither had the mechanic that checked the car. After finally locating said chip in the bottom of a hoover bag I decided to place the chip back in the key thinking that it would start after being advised by an aa mechanic that that was all the problem was after they had looked at it. Is it possible that as the mechanic had been rooting about with the car ie disconnecting the battery that the immobiliser needs re setting or do I need a new key I have no spare which is a bit of a pain.
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Since you have one key you need ford computer to reprogram another key
thsi is what I have check it out and good luck
Key Programming - Security Access Procedure
Insert Ford Service Function (FSF) card into NGS tester. Turn ignition switch from LOCK to RUN position. With NGS tester connected to vehicle, enter VIC then select SECURITY ACCESS PROCEDURE. This procedure will take 10 minutes to perform. After the security access procedure has been completed, a new menu will be displayed with command options. Select as many functions as required before exiting this menu. Once this menu is exited, security access procedure must be performed again to perform additional commands.
NOTE:The spare key programming switch is a programmable switch which provides the capability to enable/disable the normal customer spare key programming procedure detailed in the owner's manual. This programmable switch is provided as a convenience for rental company fleets or other fleet purchasers who may not want the spare key programming procedure available to the vehicle driver. The spare key programming switch state can be viewed using VIC PID SPARE_KY.

Key Programming - Spare Key Programming Switch
Insert a programmed ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder. Insert Ford Service Function (FSF) card into NGS tester. Turn ignition switch from LOCK to RUN position. With NGS tester connected to vehicle, enter VIC then select SECURITY ACCESS PROCEDURE. This procedure will take 10 minutes to perform. After the security access procedure has been completed, a new menu will be displayed with command options. The default setting on all new vehicles is ENABLE. Select SPARE KEY PROGRAMMING SWITCH. Set SPARE KEY PROGRAMMING SWITCH to ENABLE to allow keys to be programmed or DISABLE to make key programming not accessible.
NOTE:This procedure will only work if 2 or more programmed ignition keys are available and there is a need to program additional keys. If 2 keys are not available, perform KEY PROGRAMMING - ERASE ALL KEYS & PROGRAM 2 KEYS. PID SPARE_KY must be enabled for this procedure to operate. To enable this PID, perform KEY PROGRAMMING - SPARE KEY PROGRAMMING SWITCH and enable spare key programming switch. If programming procedure is successful, new key(s) will start vehicle and THEFT indicator will illuminate for 3 seconds. If programming procedure is not successful, new key(s) will not start vehicle and THEFT indicator will flash for one minute (after flashing for one minute, THEFT indicator will flash fault code). If necessary, repeat programming procedure. If programming of key(s) is still unsuccessful, perform self-diagnostics. See SELF-DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM in PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEMS - CONTINENTAL article in ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT. Maximum of 8 keys can be programmed into system. If procedure is not performed as outlined, programming procedure will end. Ignition keys must have correct mechanical key cut for vehicle and must be an encoded key.

Key Programming - Using 2 Programmed Keys
Insert the first programmed ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch from LOCK to RUN position (ignition switch must stay in RUN position for one second). Turn ignition switch to LOCK position and remove ignition key from ignition lock cylinder.
Within 5 seconds of turning ignition switch to LOCK position, insert second programmed ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch from LOCK to RUN position (ignition switch must stay in RUN position for one second). Turn ignition switch to LOCK position and remove second ignition key from ignition lock cylinder.
Within 10 seconds of turning ignition switch to LOCK position, insert a NEW unprogrammed ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch from LOCK to RUN position (ignition switch must stay in RUN position for one second). Turn ignition switch to LOCK position and remove ignition key from ignition lock cylinder. The NEW ignition key should now be programmed. To program additional key(s), repeat key programming procedure from step 1).
NOTE:NGS tester will only store module configuration information for 24 hours.
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