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How to Program a 1998 Explorer Remote Fob
05-19-2005, 11:44 PM
After reading my owners manual and not having any luck (it told me to turn the key from off to on 5 times, should have been 8), I came across these instructions on the Ford site - hope they help others:
REPROGRAM KEY FOB
DURING VEHICLE OWNERSHIP, it
may be necessary to reprogram the
remote transmitters using the
1. All vehicle transmitters must be reprogrammed together.
2. Place key in ignition and rapidly turn from OFF to ON positions 8 times within 10 seconds finishing in ON position. Do not engage starter.
3. If doors do not automatically lock/unlock, repeat step 2.
4. Press one button on every transmitter. Turn ignition to LOCK and remove key. Check the operation of all transmitters.
Positions of the Ignition
ACCESSORY LOCK – allows key insertion/removal.
OFF – shuts engine off.
ON – all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminate. Key position when driving.
START – engages starter.
05-19-2005, 11:57 PM
stupid me - should have turned the page in the manual - on the next page it had the instructions for Reprogramming - that said 8 times
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