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Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  ASE, NATEF Engines and Electrical certified, EPA 608/609
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I was just seeing if there was a way to find my 5 digit

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I was just seeing if there was a way for me to find my 5 digit factory code without having to go to the dealer.
JA: Do you have a scan tool to read the codes?
Customer: No is that something a mechanic would have?
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2005 Ford Five Hundred
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, Ive looked in the user manual, Ive looked for the sticker that supposed to be in the car but cant find it.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jeremy replied 10 months ago.

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The scan tool is the only way to do it for each one is set different.

Sometimes, you can get lucky and find it on the back of the radio, but not often. It just depends if someone had to get the code before and they will write it back there with a sharpie or use a sticker. We do that because it takes 5 minutes to pull the radio with the radio tools instead of the 45 to hook the computer and scan for it.


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