How to Program a Ford Key Fob

Man opening car with Ford key fob


Your Ford key fob provides you with unparalleled convenience. It allows you to lock and unlock your car without fumbling to insert a key into the door lock. In some instances, it even has the capacity to remotely start your vehicle so that it’s warmed up or cooled down ahead of your Chicago commute. Of course, these functionalities only work if your Ford key fob has been programmed to sync with your vehicle. Learn how to program a Ford key fob in this guide from the Sutton Ford service team so that you’re prepared if you obtain a new fob or experience issues with your current one.



Ford Key Fob Programming Instructions

  1. Ensure all car doors are closed. Then, open the driver door, and press the UNLOCK button on the inside of the door.
  2. Insert the key in the ignition, and turn it from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds. The final turn should end on RUN.
  3. At this point, you should enter programming mode, as indicated by the door locks cycling between lock and unlock. If this does not occur, repeat Step 2, turning the key faster this time around.
  4. Press any button on your Ford key fob as soon as the locks begin cycling. The locks will cycle again to confirm the key fob has been programmed.
  5. Repeat Step 4 with any additional Ford key fobs in your possession if they need to be programmed.
  6. When finished, turn the ignition to OFF.The locks will cycle one last time to indicate that programming is complete.

How to Turn Off Ford MyKey

Selling your vehicle or handing over your keys to a new teen driver are a few examples of why you would want to disable Ford MyKey. Follow these instructions on how to turn off Ford MyKey:

  1. Start the vehicle with your main admin key or admin key fob.
  2. Use the steering-wheel-mounted controls to access the main menu on your vehicle’s touchscreen interface.
  3. Navigate to “Settings,” and scroll until you see the “MyKey” option.
  4. Search for the button that says “Clear MyKey” within the “MyKey” screen.
  5. Press and hold the “Clear MyKey” button until you see a message that reads “All MyKeys Cleared.”

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Schedule service with Sutton Ford near Hammond if you need further assistance with the Ford key fob programming process. Have any questions in the meantime? Don’t hesitate to reach out for more service tips and tricks!


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