Where can I find my Ford's Keyless Entry Code?

Before you begin, make sure you have the two programmed intelligent access keys that came with your vehicle. If you don’t have a second key, contact your Ford Dealer and they’ll be happy to assist you.Intelligent Access Key

Let’s begin:

  1. Place the first programmed key in the backup slot.*
  2. Press the START/STOP button once. Wait five seconds.
  3. Press the START/STOP button again. Remove the key.
  4. Now, insert the second programmed key. Press the START/STOP button.

Once you’ve completed all four steps, the factory-set code will appear in the instrument cluster located above your steering wheel for a few seconds. Make sure you are ready to record the information.

* How to find the backup slot for your vehicle

The backup slot is where you place the key fob (also called remote or passive key) if you are unable to start your vehicle. To locate the backup slot in your vehicle:

  1. Go to your Owner’s Manual.
  2. Go to the Starting and Stopping the Engine section.
  3. Locate directions for Keyless Starting.
  4. Find the instructions for “If you are unable to start your vehicle”.

Tip: How to search the Owner's Manual: 

  • To search the HTML version of the Owner's manual, you can use the search bar at the top.
  • For the PDF format, press CTRL + F to open a search box in your browser.
  • Use the search term "If you are unable to start your vehicle" for information on how to find the backup slot and how to start your vehicle.

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