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I just bought a used 2006 explorer and need to find keyless

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I just bought a used 2006 explorer and need to find keyless entry code
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Customer: just need the location of code only have one key
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Customer: yes
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Customer: just online info to many answers trying to narrow it down
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ironmike replied 5 months ago.
greetings, I have many used vehicles at the ford dealership that needed the keyless entry code. They are usually in a card on the inside of the owners manual. If they are lost or have been changed To access the security system the dealership tech will use a diagnostic tool(IDS) the same tool is needed to program new keys if you want to make a duplicate. This might be able to be done with a locksmith with the same access, independent shops can purchase the ford IDS software to do repairs like this.
Expert:  Ironmike replied 5 months ago.
I have seen and recovered many keyless entry codes. Most are not changed.

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