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James, Ford Technician
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Experience:  Ford Senior Master Tech, Ford gas and diesel expert, ASE Certified
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I bought a used 2016 Escape. I tried to follow the

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I bought a used 2016 Escape. I tried to follow the instructions to get my keyless entry code on the display but with no luck. Also tried to find it in the fuse panel but I must not be looking in the right place. Can you help?
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: No. Being a 2016, I would think the batteries in both keys would be fine. I had a 2013 and never had to change the batteries
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried turning the ignition on and off with one key, then with the other key. The code did not display as per the Ford website owner's info for the Escape
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: If all else fails, can I get my code through the VIN number?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 9 months ago.
Hello, you are trying to get the keyless entry code? You did look in your owners manual for white crafty card with 6 digit number on it correct?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It's a used car and had no owner's manual
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Am I going to get answer? It's been over an hour since I sent my last response.
Expert:  James replied 9 months ago.
I'm sorry I was having connectivity issues. Cycling the key does work but people usually find it easier to find the code on the fuse panel. The fuse panel inside the vehicle will have a 5 digit number that is the factory keyless entry code. You can see it by looking under the dash with a flashlight.
Expert:  James replied 8 months ago.

Were you able to locate the 5 digit code on the fuse panel?