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- car lock smith Hey there. Did you lost or broken the keys to your Lincoln? Do you want to duplicate proximity fob, high sec or keyfob? Googling for an inexpensive and convenience key replacement service?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Lincoln keys replacement. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to copy or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Lincoln locks, ignition and key concerns.

Does Lincoln use transponder keys?

PATS 1 transponder keys

transponder key The use of Securilock electronic keys initiated in 1996 for the Mustang and Taurus. The first three years the PATS was an optional article on few models.

Lincoln models using PATS 1

  • 1997 Mark VIII
  • 1997-1998 Navigator

PATS 1 transponder keys

From year 1997 Lincoln use the electric PATS with an encrypted transponder chips.

Lincoln models using PATS 2

  • Lincoln LS 00 - 06
  • Lincoln Navigator 99+
  • Lincoln Town Car 98+
  • Lincoln Aviator 03 - 05
  • Lincoln MKT 10+
  • Lincoln Mark LT 05 - 09
  • Lincoln Blackwood 02 - 03
  • Lincoln MKZ 07+
  • Lincoln Continental 98+
  • Lincoln MKX 11+
  • Lincoln MKS 09+
  • Lincoln Mark VIII 97+

Why does Lincoln use transponder keys?

car anti-theft The PATS (passive anti-theft system) key uses radio frequency technology to identify and deter a car theft. The "passive" in the name means that the system requires no activity from the driver.

How does Lincoln transponder and immobilizer work?

Lincoln PATS system uses a chip in the head of the key and an immobiliser inside the vehicle. The key programmed with a unique identifying code from a possible 18 billion combinations. When the key turned in the ignition, the ECU sends out a RF signal to the transponder in the key. The key chip then returns a unique RF signal to the ECU. If the immobiliser recognize the code, the vehicle will start.

Can I program a duplicate Lincoln key by yourself?

duplicate car keys Duplicate PATS 1 keys may be done using a simple on-board procedure, as long as you have one functional key. For the PATS 2 and E-PATS key you must have two existing keys to make an additional key onboard. If you don't have at least 2 keys, the new keys must be programmed using dedicated diagnostic equipment.

How to duplicate Lincoln keys and remotes?

Every new Lincoln vehicle paired with two cut and program keys. If owner have both keys (one key with PATS 1), up to 8 another keys made by a straight forward dashboard process. This method confirm that only the real owner with both original keys can make a supplemental key.

If you are missing one P.A.T key, to duplicate a key the ECU requires reprogramming. You have to go to a locksmith or to the dealership to reproduce another key. Basically you better always keep 3 PATS 2 keys around or at least 2 PATS 1 keys.

Lincoln key duplication onboard

If you have working keys, to create a supplementary key use the steps below:

  1. Online key cutting - Buy a cut key on the world-wide-web.
  2. Go on Google Map and type 'locksmith store' in the search box to find a local locksmith who can cut and program your key
  3. Follow the steps below to program the key yourself
  4. Insert the 1st working key into the ignition key-hole and turn it to the ON state (Don’t start the engine).
  5. Watch the immobilizer turn on (red light) and goes off, turn the key back OFF and pull it out.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the 2nd working key.
  7. Insert the new properly cut P.A.T key into the ignition and turn it to the ON state and wait for the red immobilizer light to turn off which means that the new key is program.
  8. Repeat steps 3 - 7 for each extra key

How to duplicate Lincoln key by VIN?

Using the VIN, the dealer or a locksmith can access the key-code on file. With the key-code they can cut and program a duplicate key. This process is fast and easy and usually used when a current key is worn-out or dent. Generating keys by VIN requires specific programmers and tools as well as a license.

How to clone Lincoln key?

Cloning is using cutters and programmers to copy the chip and cuts of a transponder key to a new blank. The advantage over on-board is that you do not need access to the vehicle, and only needs one operating key.

How to program Lincoln remotes

If you have power windows and at least one functional key, you can program a remote yourself. Buy your remote online and use the following instruction to program it.

Lost Lincoln keys

Lost metal key blade

lost key made If you lost all your keys to a Lincoln that made before 1997, your key has no chip. All you need to do is to go to the dealer or to a locksmith store with the VIN and create a new key. This process is quite simple and should cost less than a 100$ in most cases.

One exception to the above is if the ignition changed and is not in sync with the VIN. In the second case a locksmith need to replace the ignition again or to make a new key. This key done by reading the key grooves inside the ignition cylinder. This process is more complex and requires a locksmith with the right machine and experience.

Lost Lincoln PATS key

If you Lincoln made in 1997 and above, your key might contain a chip (check the table above).

When losing all the keys to an immobilized Lincoln, the ECU reprogrammed to accept a new key. This means that the car towed to the dealership or to use the service of a mobile locksmith who will come out to you.

* Note - In a few old models losing all the keys also means that the ECU reflashed and programmed with a set of 2 new keys. This make the recovery from a lost key almost double in price.

How to replace your Lincoln keys?
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My Lincoln ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much a replacement Lincoln key cost?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Key FOB $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

Okey DoKey mobile Lincoln locksmith 24/7

emergency locksmith Our emergency mobile car lock smith are in service twenty-four hours a day all days and nights of the year. Ready to handle all your Lincoln ignition and locks pains. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop truck is ultimately equipped with today's programming, cutting and diagnostic equipment able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle usually done same day.

We take pride in maintaining an affordable cost and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Lincoln expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Intelligent Access System
  3. Lincoln Forum - Lincoln news, club and forum for owners and enthusiasts.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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