How to Program the Keyless Entry Remote for Ford Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017

Ford car keyless entry system on the Ford car allows Ford car entry to the vehicle without keys. The system has a five digit master code Ford car entry via the keypad, which you cannot change; however, the system does allow Ford car you to input a customer, personal code. Many people do this Ford car ease of remembrance. Once you program the personal code into the system, you can unlock the Ford car with either the factory code or the personal one.

Under The Hood:

 How to Program the Keyless Entry Remote for a Ford Focus

Programming 2000 to 2006 Models

Insert the key into the vehicle ignition. Turn the key from the "Off" position to the "Run" position, then repeat three more times. This must be done within six seconds.

Turn the ignition key back to the "Off" position and listen for the chiming sound from the vehicle. This will let you know that it has entered the programming mode. If no chime is heard, you will need to repeat the steps above.

Push any button on the remote control that needs to be programmed. This must be done within 20 seconds of the vehicle entering the programming mode. When the vehicle accepts the new remote control, it will chime again to confirm programming has been completed. If any other remotes need to be programmed, press any button on them within 20 seconds of programming the first one.

Turn the key to the "Run" position to exit the programming mode. Exit the vehicle and test all remotes to ensure they are working correctly.

Programming 2007 and Later Models

Enter the vehicle and shut all the doors. Insert the key into the ignition.

Move the key from the "Off" position to the "Run" position eight times in a row, ending in the "Run" position. This must be done within 10 seconds.

Listen for the vehicle to lock and unlock the doors. This signifies the vehicle is in the programming mode.

Push any button on the remote that you are programming. This needs to be done within 20 seconds of entering the programming mode. Listen again for the doors to lock and unlock to confirm that the remote was programmed successfully. If you have other remotes that need to be programmed, repeat this step with them within 20 seconds of programming the first remote.

Turn the ignition to the "Off" position and listen for the door locks again. This lets you know that the vehicle has exited the programming mode. Exit the vehicle and test the remotes.

 How to Program the Keyless Entry for a Ford Expedition

Enter the five digit factory code into the keypad, located on the driver door.

Press the “1 * 2” button within five seconds of completing step one.

Enter your own personal code, making sure to enter the five digits quickly. If the system acknowledges your new code, the locks on the Expedition will cycle once. If the locks do not cycle, repeat steps one through three.

Items you will need

  • Factory code

 How to Program the Keyless Entry in a 2005 Ford Explorer

Enter your car and have your keyless remote and ignition key in hand.

Insert your ignition key into the Explorer's ignition and cycle the key quickly to "Run" and back to "Off" eight times. Do this in about 10 seconds.

Wait for the locks to click after ending in "Run" at the end of the eighth cycle.

Press and hold any button on your keyless remote and hold it until the locks click again. This will sync that remote to the system.

Repeat step four with any additional remotes, and remove the key from the ignition when you are finished.

 How to Program Keyless Entry on a Ford Ranger

Sit inside your Ford Ranger with all the doors unlocked and closed.

Place the key in the ignition and cycle the key from "On" to "Off" eight times, without actually starting the ignition of your Ford Ranger.

Wait for the car to automatically trigger its locking system, at which point it will lock and unlock.

Press the lock button on your remote to lock your doors.

Remove the key from the ignition in your Ford Ranger and lock the doors manually. Try the remote again to make sure the programming was successful.

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