Re: 2002 explorer remote fob programming headache
After 20 or so seconds of doing nothing, it will automatically exit programing mode. I would forget the remotes for the moment and just be sure your key cycles are dead on. Of the eight turns of the key, if even once, you don't turn it quite all the way to on, or, just bump it once too far to where you hear the starter engage for just a split second, then the cycle has messed up and you will need to start over. If it is done correctly the locks should cycle whether or not you program a remote. I've never had trouble with the programing of the ford remotes. Maybe someone else has some knowledge of this problem and will chime in soon.