How to Program a Ford Key Fob

Hand Holding Ford Key Fob

Whether you recently got replacement car keys or you’re adding new ones for additional drivers, you may be wondering how to program a Ford key fob. Since many new Ford models come with a remote key fob like Ford MyKey for more convenient access, they require programming in order to function as expected. The Ford key fob programming process is quite simple, especially if you follow these directions from Sam Leman Ford. Normal and Decatur Ford owners should check out our guide below!

Ford Key Fob Programming Directions

Follow these Ford key fob programming directions if you wish to remotely lock and unlock your car. Some Ford key fobs even provide remote start.

  1. Ensure that all car doors are shut. Then, open the driver-side door, pressing the UNLOCK button on this door.
  2. Turn the key in the ignition OFF to RUN very quickly eight times. Complete this task within 10 seconds, ending on RUN.
  3. If successful, your door locks will cycle between lock and unlock. If unsuccessful, however, you will need to try again, turning the key faster.
  4. Take the Ford key fob you wish to program and press any button. You must do this within eight seconds of entering the cycle mode. The door locks will cycle again, confirming the key fob is programmed and ready to use.

Do you have another Ford key fob to program? You will need to follow the same instructions as above, pressing any button on the remote within eight seconds. This can be repeated as many times as needed. Turn the key in the ignition to the off position when you’re done.

How to Program Ford MyKey

Do you specifically have a Ford MyKey that you wish to program? Follow these steps:

  1. Use the key you wish to program to turn on the car.
  2. Using your touchscreen interface, access the Main Menu and go to Settings.
  3. Select the MyKey option, followed by the Create MyKey option.
  4. Press OK to register this key as a MyKey. 
  5. Adjust MyKey restrictions as desired under the MyKey menu, selecting the features you wish to change.

Once programmed, the new Ford MyKey will be restricted by speed limits, volume settings, and more every time it is in use in the car.

Learn More About Ford Technology with Sam Leman Ford!

Interested in learning more about different types of Ford technology? Having trouble understanding the process of how to program a Ford key fob? Either way, make sure to get in touch with Sam Leman Ford near Champaign for assistance! If you’re interested in a remote start key fob, keyless entry pad, or any other range of amenities and technologies, make sure to check out our catalog of Ford accessories.

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