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I only have the key to my f150, not the remote with the red

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I only have the key to my f150, not the remote with the red button. The car is locked now so I can't get into it without the alarm going off. I've been reading that I should be able to turn the key in the ignition and then push a button under the dash.
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Customer: 2 questions. First I keep seeing that it needs to be a programmed key. How do I know if my key is programmed
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: Second, I haven't noticed the button before and I want to make sure this will work before I set off the alarm and upset the whole neighborhood. Do all models have it
JA: What year is your F150?
Customer: Not really
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Not actually sure
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How soon will I be connected?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I'm here to help 365 days a year, but not every hour of the day. I try to prevent delays as much as possible. Please understand I am not there and can only advise based on what you tell me. Let's get started.

No key fob is needed to enter and start a Ford vehicle unless you have keyless ignition push button start. Sounds like you have an aftermarket alarm on this truck. What year model and what brand alarm?

If you enter the vehicle, will it crank and start?

The key will have a large black head on it for a chipped key.

Any out of place wiring or modules under the drivers side of the dash?

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Thanks Moose

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It's 2003 and it's not an after market alarm. It's the one that came with the truck. I can enter the truck, but the alarm will sound and I don't know how to turn it off, so I haven't opened it yet. From what I've read online there is a button you can push once inside but I've never noticed it so I'm worried I won't be able to find it. I want to make sure it's definitely there. I don't want to have an alarm going off that I can't stop.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

The truck did not leave the factory with an alarm and button inside nor an alarm system that can not be disabled by using the key in the ignition. In the event it goes off and continues going off then something else has been added to the vehicle or you can pull the battery cable to stop it or remove the horn fuse or relay.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. If not please reply so we can resolve your issue together.

Thanks Chris