How to Change Ford Door Lock Combinations

by Jeffrey Caldwell

Keyless entry systems using door-mounted combination pads aren't a new idea, but they were an idea that hit the mass market a bit too late to really catch on. In the 1990s and 2000s, Ford, among many other manufacturers, started installing key-code pads on doors; a fine idea, but one that was almost immediately outmoded by remote opening key fobs that required pressing only one button. Still, these door locks remain a convenient feature if you don't want to carry your keys, provided you know the code to use them.

Find the Preset Entry Code

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Locate the preset entry code, if you do not already know it. It is on the owner’s wallet card, which may be with the owner’s manual. You need this code to be able to add a personal code.

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If the owner’s wallet card is lost or missing, the code is printed on the outside of the auto-lock module. Refer to the service manual for your specific Ford vehicle to find the location of your auto-lock module.

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If you cannot find the auto-lock module. Take the vehicle to your local Ford dealer. They will be able to scan the vehicle’s computer and recover the preset entry code for you.

Enter a Personal Entry Code

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Enter the preset entry code.

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Within five seconds press the "1-2" button on the key pad.

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Enter your five-digit personal entry code. Each number must be pressed within five seconds of the last.

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Press the "1-2," "3-4" or "5-6" button to set which of the three personal entry code slots you wish to use. You can program up to three personal entry codes.

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The doors will lock and then unlock to confirm your entry of a new personal entry code.

Erase a Personal Entry Code

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Enter the preset entry code.

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Press and release the "1-2" button within five seconds of entering the preset entry code.

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Press and hold the "1-2" button for two seconds. You must do this with five seconds of completing the last step.

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All personal entry codes are now erased. Only the preset entry code will open the vehicle.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Caldwell has been a freelance writer for over five months and has published over 250 articles on websites like eHow and Trails.com. Caldwell writes articles on a wide range of topics including travel, camping and automotive mechanics. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Millersville University.