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I just purchased a 1999 Expedition . How do I reprogram the digital keypad to unlock the doors. I don't know what the existing combination is. I would appreciate any ones help. Thanks, JK

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Keyless Entry Keypad FAQ Ford Explorer The keypad can be operated with the factory set 5-digit entry code You can use the keyless entry keypad to

  • Lock or unlock the doors without using a key.
  • Open the liftgate window.
  • Activate or deactivate the autolock feature.
Where the code can be found
  • This code is located on the owner's wallet card in the glove box
  • Is available from your authorized dealer via scan code
  • Is marked on the computer module
Computer Module location
  • 1995 thru 2001 is located in the jack storage compartment in the rear of your Explorer. First remove the panel to the jack storage compartment. Towards the front of this area you should see a metal box this is your auto-lock module(way up front next to your rear left passenger seat). On the back side of this is your 5 digit code factory preset code. It is hard to get to. To see it you will have to loosen, pull, use a flashlight or a mirror but it can be done.
  • 2002 thru 2007 is in the right panel behind the middle row window. It is below the seat belt mechanism. You have to pull out the top plastic panel off, then loosen the lower panel to be able to see the face of the computer module. The code is on a sticker on the face of the module.
Programming a personal entry code The factory set code cannot be reprogrammed but you can create your own 5?digit personal entry code. When pressing the controls on the keypad, press the middle of the controls to ensure a good activation. Up to three personal entry codes may be programmed to the vehicle. To create your own personal entry code:
  • 1. Enter the factory set code.
  • 2. Within five seconds press the 1 ? 2 on the keypad.
  • 3. Enter your personal 5-digit code. Each number must be entered within five seconds of each other.
  • 4. Press 1 ? 2, 3 ? 4 or 5 ? 6 to indicate which of the three personal entry code positions you wish to use.
  • 5. The doors will again lock then unlock to confirm that your personal key code has been programmed to the module.
  • Do not set a code that uses five of the same number.
  • Do not use five numbers in sequential order.
  • The factory set code will work even if you have set your own personal code.
  • If you program a code to a position that already contains a set code, the previously-set code will be erased.
Erasing personal code
  • 1. Enter the factory set 5?digit code.
  • 2. Within five seconds, press the 1 ? 2 on the keypad and release.
  • 3. Press and hold the 1 ? 2 for two seconds. This must be done within five seconds of completing Step 2.
All personal codes are now erased and only the factory set 5?digit code will work. Anti-scan feature If the wrong code has been entered 7 times (35 consecutive button presses), the keypad will go into an anti-scan mode. This mode disables the keypad for one minute and the keypad lamp will flash. The anti-scan feature will turn off after
  • One minute of keypad inactivity.
  • Pressing the UNLOCK control on the remote entry transmitter.
  • The ignition is turned to the 3 (ON) position.
Unlocking and locking the doors, liftgate and liftgate window using keyless entry
  • To unlock the driver?s door, enter the factory set 5-digit code or one of the vehicle?s personal codes.
  • Each number must be pressed within five seconds of each other. The interior lamps will illuminate.
  • To unlock all doors and liftgate, press the 3 ? 4 control within five seconds.
  • To open the liftgate window, press the 5 ? 6 control within five seconds.
  • To lock all doors, liftgate and liftgate window, press the 7 ? 8 and the 9 ? 0 at the same time.
  • Note: The driver?s door must be closed. You do not need to enter the keypad code first.
Deactivating/activating autolock
  • Your vehicle comes with the autolock feature enabled.
Note: The autolock feature can be activated/deactivated independently of the autounlock feature. Before following the activation or deactivation procedures, make sure that the anti-theft system is not armed, ignition is in the 1 (OFF/LOCK)position, and all vehicle doors, liftgate and liftgate window are closed. *Keyless entry key pad procedure
  • 1. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position.
  • 2. Close all doors, the liftgate and liftgate window.
  • 3. Enter 5?digit entry code
  • 4. Press and hold the 3 ? 4. While holding the 3 ? 4 press the 7 ? 8.
  • 5. Release the 7 ? 8.
  • 6. Release the 3 ? 4.
The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been disabled or a chirp followed by a honk to indicate the system has been enabled. Autounlock The autounlock feature will unlock all the doors when: ? the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position, all the doors are closed, and the vehicle has been in motion at a speed greater than 12 mph (20 km/h); ? the vehicle has then come to a stop and the ignition is turned to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) or 2 (ACC) position; and ? the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of the ignition being transitioned to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) or 2 (ACC) position. Note: The doors will not autounlock if the vehicle has been electronically locked before the driver door is opened. Deactivating/activating autounlock - Keyless entry key pad procedure Your vehicle comes with the autounlock feature activated.
  • 1. Turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position.
  • 2. Close all doors, the liftgate and liftgate window.
  • 3. Enter 5?digit entry code
  • 4. Press and hold the 3 ? 4. While holding the 3 ? 4 press the 7 ? 8 twice.
  • 5. Release the 7 ? 8.
  • 6. Release the 3 ? 4.
The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been disabled or a chirp followed by a honk to indicate the system has been enabled. The keyless entry touch pad can use two codes. The factory code and one personal code . To program your own personal code, select a 5 digit code that doesn't use 5 digits in sequence or the same button 5 times. Enter your factory code Within 5 seconds press the 1/2 button Within 5 seconds of pressing the 1/2 button, enter your 5 digit personal code, pressing each digit within 5 seconds of the previous digit. You can now use either code to operate the keypad Setting FOB to work with your vehicle
  1. Sit in car, doors closed. Electronically unlock all doors using the power door unlock switch on the driver's door.
  2. Insert key into ignition switch and turn from OFF to ON 8 times within 10 seconds with the 8th time ending in the ON position. (5 times on some models)
  3. The doors should lock and unlock by themselves to signal programming mode.
  4. Using your remote: lock the doors.

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