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How to remove a key pad on drivers door of a 2002 mercury mountaineer

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how to remove a key pad on drivers door of a 2002 mercury mountaineer

HI there


T o remove the l/f door key pad ,,, pop off the exterior belt molding




then pull the window run away from the key pad side ,,,to expose its screws for the molding that the key pad is secured to .





after you remove the screws from the panel ,,,then you can remove the panel and unplug the key pad switch




the key pad switch is secured to the panel with clips ,, push one side of the clip in to release it from the panel and its out


any more info on this just ask , we can go back and forth on this page



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is there any way to reprogram the master unlock code? I know I can set my own code and change it whenever but the master will always work. So if someone like my ex-wife knew the master code she could gain access to my vehicle whenever she wanted to.

the factory code is locked in to the moduale which is located in the r/ quarter trim panel ,,if you ware sitting in the r/ seat your right elbow would be hitting it ,,,its behind there ---you would have to replace the moduale ----or you can just unplug the key less pad and then she could not get in --- I have an X too



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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>Thanks Chris that is what I thought. </p><p>My master code uses the 5/6 button twice in the sequence where my code does not use it at all. So I went ahead and took the keypad out and poped the pad open and covered the contacts for 5/6 with some electrical tape. </p><p>Works great, the master code no longer functions and my code is good to go. The only thing I had to make sure of is I did not cover the LED for 5/6 with tape or that one button would not light up.</p><p> </p><p>Josh</p><p> </p>

You are very sneaky ----Good luck with the ex-wife thing


Thanks ,,Chris