2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS NO KEYS

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Mercury
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Grand marquis
Year
2009
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4.6
Hello everybody,

Just bought (at the inop sale at an auction) A 2009 Mercury grand Marquis LS.
It has no keys, (which I knew prior to bidding)...not wanting to pull out the ignition, what are my options?
Would pulling out the door or trunk lock cylinders and bringing to a locksmith be a viable option?

Thank you
 

billr

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I think most locksmiths can make a key from just the VIN, you need to show proof of ownership. Same for a dealer. Of course, it will be a key for how the car was originally manufactured; won't work if the lock has been re-keyed some time in the past.
 

Mobile Dan

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Ign lock cyls have 6-8 tumblers. Door and trunk cyls usually only have 3-5 tumblers. Cheaper to build a car that way.
 
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Thank you both, will go the locksmith route, but I was under the impression that the grand Marquis only has 1 key for doors, trunk and ignition???
 

jigfeett

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The mobile guys will come out and make the new key program it and remove all the lost keys,
Call around and only use a shop that will tell you the price up front if they will not keep looking
There are guys that tell you (OH about $150 then when they get there it skyrockets to $320) most people fall for it because the guy is there.
If they can't give you a price they are scammers, All lock smiths know what a blank cost and what it takes to cut and program.
It is a hassle but.

POP A LOCK worked for me, I know name is funny but they gave me the price and that was it when they got done and even gave me a free key that is to only open the doors, in case I get locked out.
 

billj

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I bought an 2006 E350 Super Duty at an auction in 2014. No keys as I knew. I had a locksmith come out. He tried to make keys from code, but locks had been changed, so he did some kind of magic and made a key. Ignition and all doors use the same key cut. I think I paid about $120 for one key and labor back then, and had copies made at Ace. I do find the duplicate keys have to be cut with extra care or they will not work. I had to return a couple keys. My key has no transponder.
 
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