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how do i change the door code on a 1999 ford explorer

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how do i change the door code on a 1999 ford explorer? just bought it yesterday
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Lurch replied 9 years ago.


You will need the Factory Code:
Remove the panel to the jack storage compartment. Towards the front of this area you should see a box. This is the auto-lock module (way up front next to your rear left passenger seat). On the back side of the box is is a 5 digit code factory preset code. (large numbers) It is hard to get to, & a flashlight will be needed.

Entering Code:

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.
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