Hi kingoftoys. This is obviously a late reply, but here goes: Not 100% sure what you mean by a "blank key". If you mean an old 80's style, metal, non-antitheft chipped key, then no, you can not use that as a second key for self-programming purposes. A non-chipped key does not count as a second key for the purpose of self programming a third key.Hello, I just purchased a 1998 Lincoln Town Car and it only has 1 key. I saw I need two keys to program a 3rd key or I have to go to the dealer. Can I pick up a new blank key and avoid the dealer. Thank you, Howard
Hi RIBoater. You need two separately programmed keys to be able to program a third key on your own.Has anyone tried programming a third key themselves from an original and using a cloned second key? I think If you take a single key to ACE or buy theirs, and have them make a new key, I believe it is "cloning" the first key. So it may not work for programming a third key on your own. I'm not sure the car will recognize it as a second key. Just the same key twice. Hope I'm wrong actually. I purchased a key off ebay with the fob buttons on the key itself. ACE cut them for me but they said they can't program them because they aren't "Duracell" branded keys. Guy told me it's proprietary software or some BS. But then I realized they won't fit into the ignition anyway. The head is too big for the key slot. If you can program a third key from an original and an ACE clone, I'd modify the ignition to accept the larger key.
Good news and bad news...please let us know how this goes. especially using forscan to program a key. I'm new to forscan. the only thing i've done is turn on my DRL's. and it's buggy. Lights are doing weird stuff. So i'm afraid of losing the programming on my one good key.