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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

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Thanks! Good info, didn't know about the clone keys not working for making additional copies. The locksmith specializes is this process but I'll ask him about what you said. I just want a spare for my hide-a-key and one spare for the house. I have a clip key chain that I attach to a belt loop and I think my T-shirt got in the mix. I should put a fishing pole bell on them. :pissedoff: I'm 74, losing stuff is becoming much more common!
After a couple near mishaps, I always look to make sure it’s hooked correctly now.
 


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I've always done the same. Locked myself out of a vehicle back in the early 80's. Said, Never again. Always have two keys foe each of my five vehicles. Even the two bikes, as JIC I lose one somehow. And my vehicle keys are separate from all my other keys. The only key in the switch on any of my vehicles is just that key. Nothing else. Fortunately, my 98 Ranger isn't a PATs vehicle. Somehow, while helping a guy fix a flat back in 2018, I lost a key. Maybe it somehow ended up in the bed of his truck. I haven't a clue. But I had a second key on me, so it wasn't even an issue. Gas cap key wasn't with the key I lost. Each of my vehicles has a neck lanyard. Anything related to that vehicle is on that lanyard. Fob, gas cap are separate from the keys. So if I do lose a key, it's only that key. Nothing else.
Yup, I even got myself a second set of keys for the truck I drove for work after locking the keys in the running truck by accident. Fortunately, it was dad’s truck and I was home and there was a spare key in the house, but that was the last time I had that problem, I always have a spare handy and try hard to keep track of my keys. Used to use lanyards, but after having them get pulled out of my pocket, switched to ’biners. Each set is complete for that vehicle and I have made Ford labeled keys for all of mine
 

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I too have a system and it’s worked flawlessly since the mid 90’s. Don’t lose the key. :icon_rofl:

Pretty much everything I’ve owned has had keyless entry… even my 89 Supercoupe had the factory keypad on the door. It’s hard to get locked out when you know the 5 digit code. It’s even harder to get locked out when you almost never lock your vehicle.

When I do lock it, I use the remote. That way I know the key is in my hand… not in the truck.
Don’t think I’ve ever lost keys, try to keep things organized so I don’t, but I have accidentally locked keys in the vehicle multiple times. I’ve actually thought that might be a nice feature to fit on a vehicle, the keypad
 

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Saturday I drove the '97 to the coast with the wife, not bad but kept getting behind people that were doing 52mph for whatever reason... Got gas on the way home, calculated to around 24.5mpg, last tank was 25.2mpg so not bad for an old Ranger... keeping the speed down to 62mph or thereabouts and shifting at 3k for the most part and not past 4k seems to help the mileage although much slower than shifting at 5k :). Helps make up for the $900ish I spent at the gun store while over there...
 

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Yup, I even got myself a second set of keys for the truck I drove for work after locking the keys in the running truck by accident. Fortunately, it was dad’s truck and I was home and there was a spare key in the house, but that was the last time I had that problem, I always have a spare handy and try hard to keep track of my keys. Used to use lanyards, but after having them get pulled out of my pocket, switched to ’biners. Each set is complete for that vehicle and I have made Ford labeled keys for all of mine
I use lanyards, but keep them around my neck. Only for the vehicles. Each vehicle has it's own, and they're all different. All my other keys are on a belt clip. One that cannot be mistaken for the vehicle keys.. Yeah, I'm anal about losing keys.
 

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I once dropped my key chain in the driveway, and then it snowed, and then the neighbor plowed my driveway.


Didn't realize they were missing untill I was going to work a few days later. Luckily my vehicle keys were on a separate loop. Couldn't get into the building, Couldn't open my toolbox at work, no house keys.

Had to wait for the snow pile to melt in April.
 

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So the solution is to move to Florida where it never snows?
 

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