does a new ignition switch tumbler need to have the key programed for a 1997 ford f150

Asked by Mar 24, 2017 at 08:33 PM about the 1997 Ford F-150 STD 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


The computer needs to be programmed to recognize the new key or it will not start.


Locksmith can usually program the new key. Just remember, on older vehicles when the programming procedure begins, the vehicle doors may have to be closed and cycle the lock and unlock once or twice to the locked position first.

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
903 Great Deals out of 59,465 listings starting at $1,980
Used Dodge Ram 1500
349 Great Deals out of 9,682 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Tacoma
445 Great Deals out of 41,056 listings starting at $2,600
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,894 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250
425 listings starting at $4,543
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
646 Great Deals out of 38,080 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Explorer
896 Great Deals out of 64,566 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 141,429 listings starting at $19,500
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
171 Great Deals out of 11,736 listings starting at $18,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
213 Great Deals out of 8,129 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
362 Great Deals out of 10,513 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
554 Great Deals out of 13,179 listings starting at $8,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.