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How to reprogram your Ford key fob

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If you are looking for a guide on how to program your Ford key fob back to your car then you have come to the right place. There are various reasons you may have arrived at this page such as:

  • Replaced the battery in your key fob?
  • Bought a replacement key fob? Note: If your key has an immobiliser transmitter then this will need to be moved the new key fob.

This guide covers Ford key fobs which uses the infrared or radio frequency.

Fords that use radio frequency

  1. Put the key into the ignition.
  2. Turn the key to the ignition position (2) then turn to position 0 (off) . This will need to be repeated four times within three seconds. You will know this has worked when a red light is lit near the clock.
  3. Now the vehicle is in learn mode for the next 20 seconds. You will need to press one of the buttons on the key fob. Depending on the vehicle the red light will now flash.
  4. The key fob will now work with the vehicle.

Fords that use Infrared frequency (older Fords)

  1. Put the key into the ignition.
  2. Turn to radio position (1).
  3. Wait 10 seconds for the red light next to the clock to illuminate.
  4. Remove the key from the ignition.
  5. Point the remote at one of the door sensors at the front of the vehicle.
  6. Hold down the rear button on the transmitter until the transmitter light turns on.
  7. With the rear button still held down press the front button four times.
  8. If successful then the light near the clock and the transmitter will flash four times.
  9. Turn the ignition back on to finish the programming mode.

Please note that this may not work on all models of Fords. If you have a vehicle which is under warranty please contact the dealership you purchased the vehicle from before using the guide.

Tags: Ford, Key Fobs, Maintenance

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