Just to add on, Steve is talking about "coding" the lock cylinder tumblers/wafers to work with your existing key. I coded my new tumbler on my livingroom table to work with my key and popped it in the car. There is no kind of computer reprogramming needed whatsoever.Thanks for all the great info. But, as I read through all the posts, I am a little confused. I apologize up front for reasking this question if it is answered already, but I could not piece it all together.
My basic question is if I buy the new Motorcraft cylinder, set the tumblers to match my existing keys with PAS chips, and reinstall the cylinder, will it work? Or do I need to have something "re-coded". Based on j20000 posts, I understand that is not required. But, in several of Steve's (STVParts) posts, he mentions coding. In other things I've read, it talks about needing a scanner to reset the security system, but I suspect that may be needed if you buy one of the cylinders that comes with new keys.
Anyhow, can someone set me straight?. I just want to make sure I know all the steps before launching. Thanks
Side note; I got a Strattec cylinder and it had the Ford logo on it, and recently I got a new key from a Ford dealer and they gave me a Strattec key. So I'm pretty sure Strattec makes oem stuff for Ford.