Re: Programming 1997 Explorer Keyfob
"Ron" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Can anyone provide instuctions for programming the key fob for my
> 1997 Explorer.
> I replaced the batteries in the key fob that hasn't worked for a
> while. The doors do not open. I remember something about turning
> the key in the ignition on and off five times but don't remember
> all the details. Is it possible to program one key fob from the
> other working unit?
> Thanks in advance
> Munroe Falls, Ohio
Cycle ignition from OFF to RUN or ACC five (5) times within 10
seconds, ending in RUN or ACC. All doors will lock then unlock to
confirm programming mode. Press any button on 1st remote
transmitter. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming. Press any
button on 2nd transmitter (up to 4 transmitters total possible).
Turn ignition to OFF. The door locks will lock then unlock to
If you have the RKE keypad on the door, you follow a different
procedure than you do without one:
Enter the five-digit permanent code into keyless entry keypad
Within five seconds, press 1/2 switch.
Within five seconds, press any button on the first transmitter. The
locks will cycle to confirm successful programming.
Within five seconds, press any button on the second transmitter.
Repeat step c for each additional transmitter (up to four total).
Press 7/8 and 9/0 together to end the programming session or wait
more than 7.5 seconds.
Any fobs not reprogrammed at this time will not work. If another
Ford is nearby and the driver happens to press one of his buttons at
the right time, his remote will work on your vehicle. On the other
hand, if you happen to press a button on your remote while someone
nearby is reprogramming his fobs, your remote will be captured by
his car. You would then have to reprogram all your fobs to get this
fob to work again.
Remmber to do all the fobs at once. You cannot program just one fob
and expect the others to still work.
Earl F. Parrish