How to Reset the Keyless Entry on a Ford 500

by Justin Cupler

The Ford 500 has two types of keyless entry systems. One system is the remote key fob which unlocks the door from a distance. The Five Hundred also has a keyless entry pad near the driver's door handle; this system acts as a back-up plan in case you lock the keys in the car. Both of these systems need to be reset at times. The remote keyless entry needs to be reset when the battery is changed, and the key pad must be reprogrammed if you need a new code.

Key Fob

Sit in the driver's seat of your Ford 500.

Insert the key in the ignition and turn it from "Off" to "Run" eight times within 10 seconds. The final turn should have the key in the "Run" position. You will hear the door locks engage; this means it is in programming mode.

Press any button on the remote; the door locks will engage again to confirm the programming. This must be done within 20 seconds of entering the programming mode.

Press any button on the second remote; the door locks will engage again to confirm the programming. This must be done within 20 seconds of entering the programming mode.

Turn the key to the "Off" position to complete the programming. The door locks will engage again confirming that programming is complete.

Keypad

Decide on a series of five digits to be your personal code. Your code needs to be an easily remembered series or numbers.

Locate the keypad on the driver's door; it will be directly above the driver's door handle.

Press the buttons that correspond with the factory remote keyless entry (RKE) code. This code can be obtained from the dealership if it has been lost.

Activate the programming mode by pressing the "1|2" button within 5 seconds of entering the RKE code.

Delete the old code by pressing and holding the "1|2" button for two seconds.

Enter the new five-digit code that you created in Step 1. This must be done within five seconds of deleting the old code. The door locks will cycle when the new code is confirmed.

About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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