if you have a cctv camera or apparently a camera phone point your remote at the lens and if it is of the right type you will see the picture of the flash everytime you blip the blipper,this will confirm yout blippers are blipping
no thats typical ford unengineering they seize up very quickly if not used/oiled regularly a good service technician would "oil" these at service time once upon a time,but it nows seems to be a dying art
They used to make locks that could be opened with a wet fiver (apparantly there was an actual Course in Liverpool Univerisity). Then they made brass keys that wore out at around 70k and would neither lock or unlock the door or the steering lock.
Off to Ford Dealer IIRC from £80 up to £150 to reprogram things.
Latest info from my visit and sons visit to a good Ford Main dealer.
Simple copy of existing keys - non remote type. £17
Simple copy of existing keys - remote about £45 -50
If you have only one key then reprogramming etc £100+
I hate to think what my local dealer charges as I have every reason to believe they are the most expensive in the country due to their location. I may just enquire.
I got the spares dept to read the cuts on my key ( in a few seconds while I waited) for free and I now the option of getting an Ebay key and then educating it to operate the Mondeo.
It is the best device and software you can get on the market. Its made in Europe and fits most Ford and some Mazda as well. Moreover, it can be sent back for software updates always for the newest for FREE.
The original price is 3,500 EUR if you order from them. I have one on sale for 2,200 EUR+postal charges.