Jump to content

Custom Search




Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Here's some member benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create photo albums and post images. . .more!
Click here to create an account now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Get you C-MAX Hybrid Registered in the official Ford Authorized Registry. More here.


Photo

Aftermarket wireless key?

key

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   smcguire

smcguire

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 2 posts
  • Region:Canada Ontario
  • LocationOttawa
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 CMax Hybrid

Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:31 AM

Hi all, 

 

My first post after lurking on this site for a while.  :-)

 

I bought my 2013 C-Max in 2015, and really enjoy it... I often say that I don't understand why there aren't more of them out there.

I got it with two wireless keys, and lost one not long ago.

I noticed someone selling what appeared to be an identical remote key fob on Ebay, for a lot less than my dealer sells them for, so I decided to give it a shot.  The listing said it worked for C-maxes including years prior to 2013 - when I believe they were first introduced to North America - so that might be a clue that this key is for European models, although I didn't think at the time there'd be a difference.

 

My new fob looks identical to my remaining working one, and both transmit on 433 MHz ( the locksmith who cut the emergency key had a device that confirmed this), but my local dealer was unable to program it to work with my car.  :-(

 

I opened both keys up to have a look inside, and they look identical; the only difference is that the gray rectangular components (coils, I believe) in my working key are stamped with the number "228" and my new, non-working key's coils are stamped with the number "242".

(See picture below, of an aftermarket key like the one I bought.)

 

So, questions for the group:

-Has anyone else bought an aftermarket key for their North American C-Max?  Did it work?  Where did you get it from?

-Does anyone know what the 228/242 stamps on the coils mean?  Do I need to find another key with "228" coils?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HTB1EkjzjDvI8KJjSspjq6AgjXXa1.jpg

 

Hopefully there's a picture above, showing the coils stamped with "242".  The ones in my working key say "228".

If the picture doesn't post correctly, it's at:

https://ae01.alicdn....pjq6AgjXXa1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 









Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#2 ONLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

Plus 3 Golfer

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 2,019 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location"Valley of the Sun" - AZ
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013

Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:02 PM

My origiinal 2013 key has:  228 and 252 stamps and wife's is 216 and 216.  My guess the one from ebay is a "dud". ;)  :)   Time to contact seller. 



#3 OFFLINE   smcguire

smcguire

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 2 posts
  • Region:Canada Ontario
  • LocationOttawa
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 CMax Hybrid

Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:11 PM

Update... I just bought another aftermarket key from a different online vendor, and my local dealer couldn't program my car to recognize the new one either!!  :-(

 

I can't be the only person on this forum who wanted another key for my C-Max... has anyone else purchased an aftermarket key and made it work?

 

 

Part of me thinks I should try another dealer, but it cost me CAD $75 to have this one try...  but then again, a new key from Ford is gonna run me CAD $300 or so.

Opinions and suggestions are welcome.








Custom Search




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy TERMS OF SERVICE ·