Question about 2005 Ford Freestyle
I just bought a used 2005 Freestyle from a Toyota dealer. I was lucky enough to get a user manuel with the crossover, but it didn't come with a wallet identification card. I can't seem to locate the "computer module" referenced in the manual which has the factory preset etched in it. Where do I need to look for it? Or can I just call the Ford dealership to get the preset code?
I have a 05 Ford Freestyle Limited and I was lucky to get it as a one owner car......so it came with all that stuff, but I beleave if you remove the three hex head screws under the front edge of the panel below the steering column. But one of the screws is behind the hood release lever. The panel is also attached with clips at the top edge; just pop these out. The computer module is the same black box that has the fuses -- it says "pull" on the front where you can take the lid off to change fuses. The code should be on the front of this but it might be on the back. Once you do find the code I recommand that you go by what the factory manual says about setting you own personal code just for the future so you don't have the same problem. I hope this solves your issue and also when you do get it working properly, you can also unlock all the doors by pressing the 3-4 key with in 5 seconds of enter the key pad code. As well as lock all doors by pressing 7-8 and 9-0 keys at the same time, but this doesn't require entering the code key. So have a nice day and good luck.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
Ford Taurus and many other models. If like me, you tried following the instructions in your Owner's Manual for disabling the autolock feature (from hell) meticulously but without success, here was the secret which finally worked and most likely will for you.
Follow the "keyless entry keypad" method of disabling the feature exactly, but with one critical exception. Do not close the driver-side door! The moment I made this singular deviation the procedure worked perfectly.
There's one further absolutely essential point not directly mentioned in the previous solution. Be keenly aware, the autolock feature can ONLY be disabled using the factory 5-digit passcode! Attempting to perform the "keyless entry keypad" procedure using your personal passcode will NOT work.
I suspect the reason why the standard procedure doesn't work for a substantial minority of us, has to do with the combination of optional features installed each individual vehicle. In my case, the only thing which deviates from the norm is not having the factory-installed theft alarm system. Due to a programming oversight in the computer module's logic, its perception of whether the driver's door is open or closed becomes exactly reversed. Thus in certain cases the door must open rather than closed, in contradiction of the instructions.
In summary, should the standard procedure fail to work with the driver's door closed, then perform it with the door open. One or the other will almost certainty work for everyone. Don't give up trying! Disabling this profoundly annoying "feature" was one of the very best things I've done since owning my Taurus.
If you have a few moments to spare, please drop a line and let me know if this solution finally worked for you also. To the best of my knowledge, Ford still isn't aware of this oversight nor its easy resolution. Considering the reverse logic involved, it's unlikely the thought of intentionally violating one of the procedure's steps would've occurred to anyone other than a programmer.
Before closing, it's highly worthy of mention Chiquitita's submission above is quite outstanding. This being why the topic sparked my interest and subsequent desire to maximize it's success rate for all Ford owners rather than just a majority. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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
Computer Module location
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:
Erasing personal code
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
Unlocking and locking the doors, liftgate and liftgate window using keyless entry
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
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.
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
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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