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How to program a new ignition key on 1999 Ford Explorer

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This is very easy to replace. Had to replace my ignition switch on my 96 ford explorer ... Just went to Auto Zone got the switch, which was cheap and then changed it. Has instructions with it, but there is a tiny hole on the steering wheel column that you need something small to fit in and there is a spot you need to push in there, may have to wiggle around to find it, you will know when you find it and the ignition will pop out and then just pull it out, take the new one line it up and pop it in. Job done. :)

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Unfortunatley, most dealers keep a pretty tight lid on reprogramming the key fobs. You may find someone that had the software to do it, but chances are you will have to take your key in to have it flashed

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SOURCE: Programming a new ignition key on a 1999 Ford

Dealership will be able to do this for you. A number of autoparts stores also can program keys but you will have to check with stores in your local area to determine which can do this for you. You can also purchase equipment to do this yourself but would be very expensive for just one key.

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How to program my key to 98 ford explorer


for Ford keys (1996 -early 1998 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)

If you want to initiate a new master key....

1. Insert new key into ignition cylinder and turn it to the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen minutes.


2. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder OFF and then back to the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.

3. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back ON (RUN) position. The dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.

4. After the security light stops flashing the third time, the new key has been programmed into the vehicles computer and will operate the car. It has replaced ALL the previous electronic key codes and is the ONLY key programmed into the vehicles computer.
If you want to add a key....


1. Insert an existing key into the ignition cylinder.


2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.

3. Remove the existing key and, within 15 seconds, insert the new key and turn it to ON (RUN).

4. The security light will light up for two seconds to indicate success in programming the key into the vehicle.

5. Don't attempt to start the vehicle with any key for at least 1 minute.
<HR>On-Board Programming Method "C"


for Ford keys (Later 1998-newer Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)

If you want to initiate a new master key....

1. This requires that the vehicle be connected to special dealer equipment. There are two ten minute delays involved while this device erases all existing key programming and sets up the vehicle computer to accept new key codes. Two new keys should be ready because the system requires a minimum of two keys in the program. After the first two keys are programmed, additional keys can be entered individually by following the instructions for adding duplicate keys (below).

If you want to add a key....


**You must have two original keys to perform this procedure. If you only have one key, you WILL have to take it to the dealer to get it programmed**


1. Insert and existing (working) key into the ignition cylinder.

2. Turn the ignition cylinder ON (RUN) and back to OFF. Ignition should stay on for at least ONE SECOND.

3. Remove the existing key and, within TEN seconds, insert a second working key and turn it to ON (RUN) and the back OFF. Ignition must be in ON for at least ONE second, but no more than TEN seconds. Remove the key.

4. Insert the new key before TWENTY seconds have elapsed and turn it to ON (RUN). Leave it the ON position for at least ONE secondand turn back to OFF.

5. The security light will light up for THREE seconds to indicate that the new key has been successfully programmed.

6. To program additional keys, repeat steps 1 through 5
As a precautionary measure for all of the above procedures, you should wait at least one minute after you have performed this until you start your vehicle.

Dec 10, 2016 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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99 ford explorer changed ignition now wont start


If your vehicle was towed, check the fuel pump intertia switch located near the top of the passenger side kick panel.
if you changed the key, you will be having an antitheft problem.
you could try putting an original key at the lock cylinder while turning the new key, it may allow it to start... if so, new key will require programming, or have the new lock cylinder coded to the old keys.

Jun 19, 2014 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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Programming a new ignition key on a 1999 Ford explorer


Dealership will be able to do this for you. A number of autoparts stores also can program keys but you will have to check with stores in your local area to determine which can do this for you. You can also purchase equipment to do this yourself but would be very expensive for just one key.

Aug 19, 2012 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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1999 ford explorer want shut off when key is turned off and is taken of key cylinder


there is a rod or rack inside the steering column that pulls back on the ignition switch. the ignition switch is bad or the rod is bent from tilt steering if the wheel is slammed up. on the otherhand the switch may be right inside the colum attatched to the ignition tumbler> either way it is an ignition swithc problem.

May 17, 2012 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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Bypassing anti theft on ford explorer


When i changed ignition on my 99 explorer i took the original key and taped it to the transponder receiver inside steering column. If u have it in the correct area u can use your new ignition and it will start without any programming hassle.. Also way cheaper to get other keys made!!

Dec 04, 2011 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

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Want to program 4 new chip keys in1998 ford explorer


In order to program them yourself you will need 2 existing keys that are already programed to the vehicle. Step 1: Put the first key that starts it in the ignition and turn it to the run position then back to off and remove it. Step 2: Within 10 seconds repeat Step 1 with the second key that is programmed. Step 3: Within 10 seconds repeat Step 1 with the first new key and so on until you are on the last new key. Step 4: For the final key you will put it into the ignition and start the vehicle. The vehicle should start and all the keys should be programmed. Test out each key to make sure it starts the vehicle. If you don't have 2 existing keys you will have to take it to a Ford dealer and have them programmed. Also I'm not sure what the max amount of keys that can be programmed to a 98 Explorer is but I think its between 4 and 8.

Apr 07, 2011 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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How do you re-program the security code on a 2007


FORD KEY PADS
  • Enter permanent factory code
  • Press the 1/2 button within 5 seconds to enter programming mode
  • Within 5 seconds enter new code, doors will lock, unlock to verify code, this erases previous codes remotes will also need to be programmed. (MAYBE)
KEY PADS/REMOTES
  • Insert key, turn ignition off-to- on eight times in succession, ending with key in on position doors will lock, unlock to verify in programming mode
  • Press any button on new remote, doors will lock, unlock to verify
  • Do the previous step with the second remote, doors will lock unlock to verify.
  • Turn ignition off. Doors will again lock, unlock to verify.
NOTE-Some vehicles use 5 turns of the key instead of 8

Jun 05, 2010 | 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

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1999 Ford Explorer Door Locks


Unfortunately, This is a very common problem with Ford Explorers! Ford replaces the locks when it encounters this issue. I managed to unseize my passanger door and tailgate lock, but the drivers door lock is broken beyond repair. You can purchase new remotes for your explorer and program them very easily. Just google ford key fobs...

Jan 03, 2009 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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