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Sorry if this is a double post but my internet at the ranch sucks! OK does one gt500 key activate the valet mode because I started one of my Shelby's with the other key and it now says my speed is limited to 80? The other key has no problem and I have been thru the owners manuel to no avail! Thanks, denohew P.S. here is me and my brothers gaggle o stangs and yes the one on the right is a Super Snake 800HP.

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the real question is: The key that I was using from the instant that I took delivery worked fine, without any of this limiter BS. Suddenly, without any screwing around of the internal controls on my part, the key began this limiter crap. Luckily I had my other key handy, and it works perfectly. But I digress; how do I reset the original key to its' formally pristine settings?

Any help would be most appreciated!

How do I disable MYKEY?

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Yep...I'm more than jealous of Denohew. wow.

 

 

+1... what a collection!!!

 

denohew, I notice all of the front license plates. Do the Rangers/Troopers strictly enforce that requirement? Haven't had a problem with that out here in Kalifornia.

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Any help would be most appreciated!

How do I disable MYKEY?

 

 

What year is your car???

 

Just to clarify, we *are* talking about a GT500, right?

 

My 2010 doesn't have the My Key feature but both of my 2011's (Flex & F-150) do so I'll ASSUME that a later model GT5 has the My Key feature.

 

On my wife's Flex, I enabled the My Key feature and forgot about it...until I tried to use my key to drive the car with.

 

I can't remember if you put the key that is enabled in the ignition or the full option key but you have to use the little 4-way pad to get the DIC to the My Key feature then turn it off. So that makes me think you'd put the "good" key in to disable the limiter features otherwise a Valet could just do it with the Valet/My Key s/he has.

 

I don't remember having to set a PIN either so again, that tells me you'd need the good key to disable the limiter functions.

 

Try putting the unlimited key in the ignition, turn it on, use the keypad to get the Driver Information Center/DIC to the "My Key" feature and either disable it or change each of the limited functions to "regular" mode (no speed limit, no radio volume limit, abiility to change stations, RPM (I think), etc.

 

It SHOULD be in your owners manual and it's probably even on-line somewhere.

 

If you need a PIN (and I don't *think* you do), you may be in a heap 'o trouble! I believe only the dealer could unprogram the PCU af that point and I doubt they'd do it for free.

 

I don't know if that was any help or not but it should get you pointed in the right direction and get you started,

 

 

Phill Pollard

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+1... what a collection!!!

 

denohew, I notice all of the front license plates. Do the Rangers/Troopers strictly enforce that requirement? Haven't had a problem with that out here in Kalifornia.

 

Here in Texas it is the law. I do not like the law at all because it takes away from the cars looks. And I have had them on a Ford GT and a Pantera etc... Now that really looked like crap! My brother got pulled over the second week he had his first 2010. It was early morning on the way to work. Cop gave him a warning ( he obviously just wanted to see the car ). My worry is that when I go to ( like Chili's ) and get something to eat and a couple of BEERS ( with my 9 yr old daughter in the car ) then get pulled over?!!! Even if I am not LEGALLY drunk, I could run into a ***hole cop who could put me in cuffs in front of her! I am 48 and have never had a DWI and I plan to keep it that way. They also tack an extra charge on for having a kid with you and I think it is a FELONY. That is why we have front license plates, One of my good friends is a cop and he tells me he pulls people over all the time for no plate usually around 2 AM to give him probably cause just to check the driver out. I am in no way condoning drinking and driving!!!!! But the law is the law! regards, denohew
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Here in Texas it is the law. I do not like the law at all because it takes away from the cars looks. And I have had them on a Ford GT and a Pantera etc... Now that really looked like crap! My brother got pulled over the second week he had his first 2010. It was early morning on the way to work. Cop gave him a warning ( he obviously just wanted to see the car ). My worry is that when I go to ( like Chili's ) and get something to eat and a couple of BEERS ( with my 9 yr old daughter in the car ) then get pulled over?!!! Even if I am not LEGALLY drunk, I could run into a ***hole cop who could put me in cuffs in front of her! I am 48 and have never had a DWI and I plan to keep it that way. They also tack an extra charge on for having a kid with you and I think it is a FELONY. That is why we have front license plates, One of my good friends is a cop and he tells me he pulls people over all the time for no plate usually around 2 AM to give him probably cause just to check the driver out. I am in no way condoning drinking and driving!!!!! But the law is the law! regards, denohew

 

I hate the law too! With a passion. None of my vehicles including the Shelby have a front license plate and i get popped about twice a year. Been doing that for over 28 years now ever since I came down here (yes I am a yankee!) I have gotten to the point that I am drafting a letter to have this law repealed. I am going to meet with one of the local state representatives for advice on what I need. If it is signatures, I was thinking about using my car club as a host website to sign a petition from all Texas auto clubs no matter what you drive. IMO, I do not see the need for a front plate. Laser, radar etc all work well w/o a front plate - I know! i have the tickets to prove. Toll booth charges can easily be captured off the rear plate too and I have proof of that even at speeds north of triple digits. Personally, I would pay an addtional fee just to not have one, similar to what we do for our specialized plates. Or just get rid of them all together and continue to charge the same amount as they do now. Icing on the cake. I was once told if they took away the front plate they would have to lower the fee. I say take it away and keep the fee, period. I asked a local FW patrol officer what his opinion was and honestly he said there is not a lot use for haveing a front plate. What they look for is the expired tag on the windshield. Far as speeding, he saw no difference with vehicles with or w/o plates, he nailed them all.

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I asked a local FW patrol officer what his opinion was and honestly he said there is not a lot use for haveing a front plate. What they look for is the expired tag on the windshield. Far as speeding, he saw no difference with vehicles with or w/o plates, he nailed them all.

 

 

 

If your city uses red-light cameras they must get a picture of the driver AND the plate # so the front plate is required for that. One photo from the front satisfies both parameters. And from what I hear, the pic of the driver is a good one (hard to fight in court when faced with a profile pic of YOU driving the car)!

 

Colorado Springs just decided to get rid of their red-light cams because the cost outweighed the benefit..so the opponents said. On paper, the cameras were generating slightly more than the cost but it wasn't *enough* to justify keeping them, or so said the Police Chief.

 

We didn't have plates on my wife's brand new Flex and the temp. tag they affix was on the rear tinted window so you could barely see it up close and in person, let alone from a camera perched high above the road. We went to take my son & family to Denver International Airport (DIA) and you must use a toll road to/from DIA that has cameras along the route to pay the toll fee/s. Each camera takes a photo of your *plate* (not the driver since the toll is for the vehicle, not the driver) and then they send you the bill for the amount of toll booths you passed, in the mail. There are 3 or 4 toll booths (newly unmanned, now just cameras are there) and you get dinged something like 7 bucks for *each* booth you pass. We never received a bill for that ride on the toll road, which would have been somewhere around 25-35 dollars...It breaks my heart!

 

So I just cited TWO reasons I can think of where the City/County/State would want you to have front plates on your vehicle...But even still, on a new car sans ANY plates, they're gonna have to bite it and chalk it up to a loss (it's just a part of doing business).

 

Me personally, I won't put the front plate on my GT500 but I do have them on both of my other cars. I keep the GT500 plate in the pocket behind the pass seat and if I get pulled over I plan to take it out and lay it on the dash and try the "must be forward facing" defense with the officer. It's only a mechanical violation (no points on your record) so I'll use plastic wire ties to affix it to my grille, get the ticket signed off and remove the plate until next time...repeat as necessary.

 

I'm surprised a State Patrol officer couldn't give you a reason for front plates, other than to give them probable cause for a stop/search of your vehicle (which is the ONLY reason they really want them there). Hell, I'm not a cop and I thought of two reasons for one.

 

Good luck on your quest. I have a feeling you're going to meet a ton of opposition once you get the ball rolling.

 

 

Phill

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the real question is: The key that I was using from the instant that I took delivery worked fine, without any of this limiter BS. Suddenly, without any screwing around of the internal controls on my part, the key began this limiter crap. Luckily I had my other key handy, and it works perfectly. But I digress; how do I reset the original key to its' formally pristine settings?

Any help would be most appreciated!

How do I disable MYKEY?

 

 

This from the manual.

 

Programming MyKey™ Optional Settings

Turn the ignition on using an admin key. To program the optional

settings, use the message center buttons to do the following:

1. Press SETUP until RESET FOR MYKEY SETTINGS is displayed.

2. Press and release the RESET button to display MyKey setup menus.

The first menu shown is:

MYKEY MAX MPH <80 MPH> OFF

3. If you don’t want to change the maximum speed setting, press the

SETUP button to display the next menu. The remaining menus appear as

follows with the default settings shown:

MYKEY MPH TONES 45 55 65 <OFF>

MYKEY VOLUME LIMIT <ON> OFF

MYKEY ADVTRAC CTRL ON <OFF>.

4. On any of the menus press RESET to highlight your choice with the

<…>.

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Hi Phil

I live in Longmont Colorado. Just bought a new 2012 Kona blue GT-500 and hate messing up the front look with a plate. Do you know the fine in CO for missing the plate? If anybody knows where to get a low lying bracket that works on the Shelby's I might eventually go that route. I was planning on playing dumb saying there was no original bracket on the first traffic stop but would hate to just get pulled over because of missing the plate.

Erik

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Hi Phil

I live in Longmont Colorado. Just bought a new 2012 Kona blue GT-500 and hate messing up the front look with a plate. Do you know the fine in CO for missing the plate? If anybody knows where to get a low lying bracket that works on the Shelby's I might eventually go that route. I was planning on playing dumb saying there was no original bracket on the first traffic stop but would hate to just get pulled over because of missing the plate.

Erik

 

Hey ewahlin, This is the best one I have found and I have tried several. No holes to drill and it in no way touches the paint even at the 160 mph limiter. Minutes to install. Also no airflow problems, so no overheating. It is the one I would go with if I were you, regards,denohew

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Hi Phil

I live in Longmont Colorado. Just bought a new 2012 Kona blue GT-500 and hate messing up the front look with a plate. Do you know the fine in CO for missing the plate? If anybody knows where to get a low lying bracket that works on the Shelby's I might eventually go that route. I was planning on playing dumb saying there was no original bracket on the first traffic stop but would hate to just get pulled over because of missing the plate.

Erik

 

 

Erik,

 

I'm not sure if there is a fine at all for just a "missing" plate. I was under the impression that it is just a "fix-it ticket" (i.e. Mechanical Violation) that you fix then get signed off by a LEO or DMV employee with no fine or points on your DMV record. I know for sure in Calif. it's a fix-it ticket for a missing plate and there used to be NO fine but now there is a minimal fine (like $20 or so?). On the other hand if you put a novelty plate on the front of your vehicle, that's a Moving Violation (Ticket, fine *and* points on your driving record).

 

I won't say who told me this but when I bought my GT500 I made it VERY clear that they were NOT to install the front license plate or affix a dealer emblem/badge on the car. When I picked it up someone there told me to put the plate in the map pocket behind the pass. seat and if I got pulled over to tell the LEO that the car does not come with a front license plate bracket (which is true) and that I have one on order and am just waiting for it to arrive.

 

I even have the little plastic bag with the front license plate screws and the directions to order the bracket with (incl. part number) in my glove box so I can show the nice officer that the car doesn't come with one.

 

Frankly, if you're not doing something stupid OR driving around at 2:00-4:00 a.m. you MOST LIKELY won't get pulled over for no front plate. My son worked a real late shift and got pulled over for it at around 3:00 a.m. one night/mourn. from a cop headed the other way. He flipped a U-turn and pulled him over. Never wrote him a cite but used the missing plate as a reason because there's a GOOD CHANCE that at that time of night/morning, you've been drinking.

 

 

That's been my experience,

Phill

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Phil, Thanks for the info. The front bumper has two pilot marks for mounting the plate but in no way will I drill into this virgin bumper. I am like you about dealer emblems, Thank god my car did not have one. In the old days they would rivit a metal plate to the car! Talk about obnoxious advertising! I might order the bracket described above just to have on hand and finally use it if I ever get pulled over.I've got that nice little bag of screws too in the glove box. Thanks, Erik

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