Monday, August 8, 2011

How to find the factory Keyless Entry Code - Ford Edge

The Ford Dealership wanted to charge us 50 bucks to program the keypad to my 2007 Edge, and because I'm cheap frugal I haven't had it done (in over 2 years). Luckily I haven't misplaced the one key I have to the car and haven't needed to use the keypad feature. 

My mom sent me a youtube video of a guy who found the code on his Explorer through the left side rear compartment. It didn't work on the Edge but after some research I found several reports from other Edge owners who found the factory code on a white sticker on the fuse box. I looked there and here's what I found:
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(I accidentally pushed a wrong number at the end and had to do it twice. Hence the delay.)

If you can't load the video here's how to get the code:
Under the steering column to the left (near the brake) there is a panel. Take the panel off and with a flashlight you will see a white sticker on the fuse box. The white sticker will have a 5 digit code. That is your factory keyless entry code.

Can you believe they were actually going to charge me $50 to do that? Unbelievable.

And to reprogram the code all you have to do it punch in the factory code, hold down the 1-2 button, then choose a new 5 digit code (this worked for me, let me know if it works for you as well).

137 comments:

  1. unbeliveveabl who could they rip off people like that... lol i just found the one on my grandmothers i didnt even have to take off the fuse box lid thinger

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    1. Thank you! that did the trick.

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  2. I just bought a used egde, love it, but the previous owner only provided us the keys. No manual and documentation. Thank you for helping me find the code!

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  3. Wow!!!! Thank you very much. Ford dealerships should be a shamed of their selves.....SMH

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  4. Ford dealer was going to charge me $75 to replace the $13 cabin filter. I Google's how to change it and after purchasing the part, it took me 10 minutes to change it out.

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  5. Ford dealer was going to charge me $75 to replace the $13 cabin filter. I Google's how to change it and after purchasing the part, it took me 10 minutes to change it out.

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  6. How do you find the factoy code?

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  7. Just bought a 2008 Edge and just found the code, thanks to you! Many thanks!

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  8. Thanks so much for this video. I just purchased a 2011 Edge yesterday and I didn't have the card either. Found the sticker right where it should be :) Thanks!

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    1. Great! Thanks for message and congrats on your new car!
      Amanda

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    2. I have a 2013, this video applies to them as well. Thank for saving me $50!

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    3. Thank you so much.. I was looking for mine everywhere and they were going to charge me over hundred dollars.

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    4. Thank you for the valuable information, I just bought a used Ford Edge after trading in a Ford Van. The keyless entry was really important to me before and I was disappointed not to have the code. This has saved the day, code was exactly where you said and it works!

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  9. Thank you SO much for taking the time to post this!! You saved me $60 bucks!!!! I'm so thankful to you!!!!

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    1. You're welcome, Barbara. Thank you for the note!

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  10. Thank you SO much for taking the time to publish this! You saved me $65.00 from our local Ford Dealership!! I can't even tell you how much I appreciate saving the money and also the time tomorrow at an appointment with the service department when the whole problem could be solved in 2 minutes in my own garage.

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    1. Wow - $65! Your local dealership is really ripping people off! It's funny you mentioned the service department appointment. When I was told it would take "less than 5 minutes to retrieve the code" I knew there was something fishy going on. Especially since the service worker didn't actually say anything about electronically retrieving the code. Good for you to think about getting the code on your own!
      Amanda

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  11. thanks so much
    i was asking many auto servic to get the cod but no help from them
    so thanks again to you
    tarek from lebanon ;)

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  12. Thanks! Worked perfectly for me!

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  13. thank you for this advice. just purchased an 09 edge had the owners manual but not the card with the code on it. thank you so much for this, went outside and did exactly as you said and there it was. thank you so much!

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  14. worked for me on my 2013 sel,thank you!!

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  15. This just worked for my 2008 Ford Edge as well! Thank you so much! I was about to take it to the dealer and pay the $50 before I ended up locking myself out!

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  16. Thank you for this I just got a 2010 Ford Edge and where we got it from said they did not have a factory number. I found the number right where you said it would be and got it all fixed.

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  17. Thank you soo much for the tip!!!

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  18. Thank so much. I found the code and it worked, although I am having trouble resetting it to my own code.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I hope you get the new code working.
      Amanda

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  19. Thanks so much. You should have put a donate tab because i'd rather give you $10 bucks for posting this video. Thank bunches saved me money and time, saving both is rare.

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    1. Donation button - great idea! LOL. I'm just glad people are saving money!
      Amanda

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  20. Thank you soo much, i had a 2007 edge and the dealer wanted to charge me 50 $ to change the code, i just did it and it s work :))))) thank you

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  21. Thank you Amanda - this worked perfectly! The hard part was removing the fuse cover.

    For Anonymous having trouble setting the new code, try this - it worked for me:
    1. Think of a new 5-digit code, such as 13702.
    2. Lock your car.
    3. Enter the factory code from your fuse box into the keypad. The door will unlock.
    4. Press the 1-2 button for a couple of seconds until the door locks and unlocks. This tells you that you can now program your new code. You have only a few seconds to enter the new code.
    5. Enter your new code, pressing just 5 buttons for the code.
    6. Wait a few seconds -or- press any button (this button will not be part of the code.)
    7. The door will lock and unlock, telling you that you completed programming of your new code.
    8. Lock your door.
    9. Try pressing the 5 buttons for your new code. If the door unlocks, then congratulations!!! If nothing happens, go back to step 2 and try again.

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    1. Thank you for all the extra information! I'm sure this will help others :) My fuse box was barely hanging on. It practically fell off when I touched it!

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  22. Great, I am glad you found it and shared the info. Yet, I do not blame the dealerships at all for charging a fee for the number. If you are a professional paying for your profession through the roof, you simply do not give away your money, specially when you have to sustain an elefant store.

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    1. I think it's despicable for the dealerships to charge $75+ to find the code. As a small business owner, I understand that we cannot give services away for free but it is terrible business practice to charge anything for such a simple task.

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  23. Just got the code on my 2012 Edge. Thank for the post.

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  24. Thank you! Just bought a used edge and didn't have the code, was worrying myself to death trying to get it then found your post. Thanks!

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  25. Thank you so much. This worked perfectly on the edge I just bought
    Not gonna lie not having it working and how to get it working was really bugging me
    Thank again
    God bless
    Pam

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    1. Thank you soooo much! A few weeks ago I closed my car with my baby inside and my keys, had to call 911 to open my car. If I knew the code and had it set up I could have open my car and take my bby in a second not 45 min. Thanks god was a rainy day wasnt too hot. He is fine!!!!!!
      Just can't believe the dealership is charging people for just looking at a sticker that is in your own car, getting in your privacy of yourcar.
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    2. How scary for you! I'm so glad everything turned out okay :)
      Amanda

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  26. Just a thought but maybe the dealer was thinking the code was changed and the factory code was not correct? Then they would have to reset via computer.

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  27. Update to what I just posted, seems the factory code stays with the vehicle. Even if you change to a new pin code. The original one still works. Isnt it great that previous owners of a vehicle can still get in if they know the original pin.

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    1. That's correct. From what I understand even when you program a new code, you can always use the factory code to unlock the car.

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  28. Thank you awesome post!!!

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  29. Thank you for your post and video. I just purchased a used Edge from a dealer. When I asked for the code they said they did not know how to get it, but to contact the service department and they could get if for me for a fee. Your instructions and video were very helpful and so easy to follow. Thank you so much :-)

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  30. Thank you so much!! Just bought a 2011, followed your directions, and it worked perfectly!

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  31. Just got home w/my new (to me) 2010 Ford Edge and had to google to try and find the code and came across this - voila - I have the code and am ready to go. Thanks for the info!

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  32. So generous of you to take the time and go to the trouble to share this valuable information with all of us! After an exhausting day of dealing on this Edge Ford my husband found your solution to one of our problems. We just finished cracking the code and high fiving! May the Good Lord bless you. Thank you.

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  33. So I attempted this last night without any luck. I found the fuse box relatively easy, and tried with the only 5 digit code I could find (it was actually printed in a couple of different locations) and still no luck. I followed the step by step directions from a previous poster and attempted it on my Sync system as well. Any suggestions?

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    1. Perhaps another reader can help you out. I'm not sure why the factory code wouldn't work. The factory code can not be changed. Even when you program a new code, you can always use the factory code as well. Good luck!

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  34. Thanks for the tip. Found it on my 2013 Ford Edge where you indicated. Saved me taking out the owners manual!

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  35. Thank you very much for the tip. My boyfriend and I just purchased a 2008 Ford Edge yesterday and it didn't have the keyless code in the owners manual. I even went to the Ford site to see if I could find a way on there but didn't. I am so glad I found your tip! Thanks again! I can't believe they would charge $50 for a process that takes less than one minute to do!

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  36. Hats off to people like you who are willing to take the time to help others. Thank you.

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  37. Saved me a lot of hassle. Thanks so much!

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  38. Thanx a lot 4 the info! I just bought a 2012 with ONE key and no code THANX AGAIN!! I was told to go to the dealer...right.

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  39. Thank you for the info! And for saving me some money!!

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  40. Thank you as we just purchased 2011 edge and low and behold the 5 digit code worked. Thanks!!!!!!!

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  41. thank you for your post my husband took our 2011 used edge to a ford dealership and was told that someone just brought them stuck them on and that they were glued on there that he could just take them off i told him ii'm pretty sure they light up and i know the screen even says key pad and i hadn't seen any edges without it so the guy didn't want to deal with him or he was new glad he listen to me and not that guy

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  42. awesome Baby! You're my hero!
    ...........You Married?? ;)

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  43. WoW !!!!!
    I found it and I reprogrammed it ;-)
    Thank you so much young lady for the info -;)
    and Thank you so much Anonymouse for reprogram steps...
    You save my money and my time guys .....
    The stupid dealer was about to charging me $75.
    Thank you again :-)

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  44. Thanks for the info. I called the Ford dealer and they were going to charge me $45. After reading your post, I went right to the garage, found the code with no problem and reprogrammed it. It's good to know that the factory code still works too. I'm not worried about any previous owners, there are so many of these vehicles and not everyone knows where the vehicle came from before you bought it. Thank you for saving me $45!!! Greatly appreciated.

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  45. Thank you soooooo much. My SO just bought me a remote start but I had to know what that code was and didn't want to pay someone to tell me. :) You are amazing :)

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  46. As others have said I too bought a used edge and the card was missing with the code. Called Ford customer service and the young lady told me the code was hidden in the car and a dealer could find it for me. So I went to Villa Ford and ask the lady service advisor to find the code. She told me it would take 1/2 hour and $50 bucks to get the code. I told her that Ford Customer Service told me it was hidden in the vehicle, her reply was well they did not tell us. So I just asked her how could I get out of here.
    then did a google search that gave me your site. And it worked just great. Thank you so much for your posting and it looks like you have really cost a few ford dealer a lot of easy money. Keep up the good work.l

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  47. Thank you so much! It saved me a trip to the dealrship and $$$$!

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  48. looked in fuse panel and could not find it as per video. any other possible spots?

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  49. cannot find code on the fuse panel ant other suggestions?

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  50. It worked! Mine is a 2010 ford edge =] beyond happy thNk you!!

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  51. Thanks for this I've been looking into ford used dealership in Kansas City and this was really useful to me.

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  52. Just worked on me 2013. Thank God I didn't find this AFTER paying $50 to Capital Ford of Raleigh NC. They would have either given me my money back or called the police to have me escorted off their lot the next time they saw me.

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    1. Haha! Maybe you should take that $50 bucks and go to an anger management seminar. :)
      Kidding! Glad it worked for you!

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  53. thank you, just bought my EDGE did not have the owners manual so had no code. read your post and found code in fuse box. it worked perfectly. thanks again

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  54. Thank you it was there.

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  55. Thanks a bunch. I just did this on the 2011 Edge that I just bought.

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  56. Thank you so much, you just saved me $75.00 for a service that should of came with my new-used car.

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  57. Awesome. Found it. So easy. I was told it would take an hour and cost $40. That's BS

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  58. Found it in 2 min. Where dealership wanted to charge $40 and said it will take an hour. That's BS!

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    1. Certainly is BS Denise! I'm glad it worked for you!

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  59. Just found the code on our 2012, thanks.

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  60. thanks so much we just bought a used edge, and didn't have keycode, and when I seen this I had to go check mine out and sure enough there it was thank you so much

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  61. Worked on my 07! Thnx

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  62. AWESOME. I was looking everywhere. They kept telling me it was on my 2011 welcome card...and of course, it's not. This was a huge help and saved me $$$. Thank you!

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  63. Wayne Apr 25 2014
    Thanks to people like you that help a lot of others. I found mine on a 2011 edge, just like you said.

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  64. Thanku so much!! After days of my salesman trying I read this, went outside and looked and there it was!! You rock!!! =/

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    1. Awesome!

      As an update for others, I recently took my Edge in to the Ford Dealership for a wheel problem and while I was waiting a couple came in and asked if a mechanic could retrieve the code. The salesman said it would take about 45 minutes and $55.00. I stepped in and asked what the procedure was to get the code and the salesman said he had no idea. I took the couple outside and showed them their code and they were thrilled. The salesman, not so much. He said he was embarrassed for not knowing that the code was on the car and figured it would need to be electronically programmed. Now he knows!

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  65. The service writers work on commission so they make money off anything they can sell you. While having another issue worked on at the dealer today, I asked the service writer how to get the code and she told me they would have to hook it up to their computer and it would be about $25 dollars. I said not to worry about it and I came home and Googled it and found this site. Too bad the dealers are so greedy. Since it only takes about a minute, you think they would do it for you just for good customer relations. Thank you very much Amanda you made my day!

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  66. Thank you, Amanda!! This was so easy, and undboutedly saved me $50-$75 as well (I hadn't checked yet). Nice to know there are kind people out there willing to help others!

    Julie Bell

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  67. hey thank you so much!!!!! i sale cars at a Chevy Dealership in Savannah GA and last month i sold a pre own 2010 Ford edge and ford was charging my customer 52 bucks and guest what i found this web site and help him out...!!!! THANK YOU

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  68. Thanks so much for your tip! I have a 2012 Explorer and this worked! I was able to find my code in a few minutes.
    I have another suggestion to make this even simpler - I used a flashlight & mirror. This way I didn't have to remove the plastic panel covering the fuse box area. This also made it easier for those of us that may be less limber & agile as it didn't require as much body contortions & bending!!
    Hope my tip helps pay it forward to others using your site

    Thanks Again!
    Carpe Diem
    DonnaC.

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  69. Just got a quote from 2 different Ford Dealerships at $50 to put my 2013 Edge on a scanner to find out the security keypad code (which the previous owners couldn't remember). They said it would take a half hour. After reading this forum, I went out and there was the number, right under the plastic outer fuse cover! Changed it to my own code FOR FREE in 30 SECONDS. Thanks for the advice people! You made one old lady happy today!

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  70. I think I deserve an award! I found the code in under 1 minute and at night with barely any lighting. Its that easy!! By the way....it works on a 2014 Edge.
    Its not just the $50 savings, think about the gas and time spent to go to the dealer and then having to to wait at the dealer while they try to pressure sell you on servicing you don't need or worse to buy a new car. Believe me the less time spent at the dealership the more money you keep in your wallet, not to mention sparing yourself from the stress. Kudos for revealing this information. It looks like collectively you have saved people thousands of dollars!!!

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  71. Omg, I was at the ford dealership getting maintenance done and requested the keyless entry pass code that was supposed to be given to me at time of purchase. Can you believe they where going to charge 50 bucks thanks to internet and your video I saved 50 bucks thank you so much! !

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  72. Thanks, it worked...YOU ROCK!!

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  73. Bill from Boynton Beach.June 25, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    I got to say that you were spot on. The Ford dealer was going to charge me over $300 for a new key.
    I found it on-line for $28.20.(free shipping).They had to program the new key because I only had one.
    (you need 2 keys to be able to do it yourself) Still only cost $68.50 for labor. I went to the service desk at CarMax and got the code for the door. These guys were great and very helpful. I opened up the fuse box and found another code. Both codes worked, so I used the one in the box. Finished the job in one minute. Works great. Thanks for all your help. Your AWESOME.

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    1. Hi, Can you please post the link for where you bought your key?

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  74. Thank you very much it worked!! Have a 2011 Ford Explorer the code was were you said, the ford dealership in 7100 E McDowell Rd, in Scottsdale AZ, they where going to charge me 110.00 to access the "computer" and get the code, that is a ripoff' it took me less than a minute to find the code. Thanks

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    1. Great to hear that it worked on your Explorer! $110...wow!
      Thank you for the message!

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  75. Thank you!!!! Just did this and it was a piece of cake and sounds like saved me some $

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  76. You're a genius! Thanks to you and your video I was able to retrieve the code to the 2007 Ford Edge I just purchased today.

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  77. Now there's two things I love. The Internet AND you! :) Thanks so much!!!

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  78. found it !! thanks

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  79. Thank you so much!! This was super helpful. Just purchased a 2013 Edge and noone could seem to help out with this...Really? Anyway, thanks again....btw..your family is just lovely in the photo.
    Have a great week.

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  80. I just found the code on my 2013 Edge using your intructions. Tried the code and it worked great! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  81. Man, that was just too easy. Thanks! Bought a used 2013 edge, no manuals, etc. used your instructions and our keypad was up and working in 2 minutes.

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  82. Thanks so much! Just found it for my 2012 Edge that I just bought used. Dealerships were VERY uncooperative.

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  83. Here in Brazil the ford wanted to charge me $ 500.00, thank you very much

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  84. Omg...thank you so much. I've had my 2011 for a year but didn't want to pay the $80 dealership fee, not take the time to go up there. It works like a charm :)

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  85. IT WORKED! Thank you for that information. I was going to be charged $30 to have them tell me what the code is but with your help, it was right in front of me. Thank you.

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  86. I just bought a 2012 Ford Edge wow!!!! Thanks so much with a new car payment don't need any additional costs. God Bless you!

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  87. We just bought a 2007 Edge last month, and needed another key and the door reprogramed for the security code. $250 later we got it back with a new door number and a key. Then we saw your posting and I looked behind the fuse box cover, and lo and behold there was a 5 digit number. Suprise it was the default number and it works. Not sure where the dealer got the number they installed, but it wasnt even close to what they gave me. THANK YOU very much for clueing us in aon this little item

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  88. From 2011 explorer I found at same place using mobile camera with flash in video mode. Thanks
    Imalik

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  89. Thank You so very much, Ford wanted me to make a service appt, Money is all they want! Thank You again!

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  90. Do you know where it is on a 2010 Eddie Bauer edition explorer? Haven't had any luck finding it yet. Thanks ahead

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  91. Where is it hidden on a 2010 Eddie Bauer explorer? Haven't had any luck yet. Thanks in advance

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  92. What a truly sweet person you are to post this information...it worked perfect on our 2013 Ford Edge...
    Thank you!! we wish you all the best!!!

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  93. Thank you and Happy New Year! Your tip has saved me and a lot of people some money (and hassle of going to the dealership) over the past couple of years.

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  94. I freakin love you! Thank you!

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  95. thank you this was great because I just bought a used on and it did not come with the manual

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  96. Thank you so much! I can't wait to get home to try it out on my 2013 Ford Edge. Our dealer wasn't going to charge me for the code but I also didn't want to have to go back up there. Not that it's far, I just didn't want to. lol

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  97. Thanks a million. Bought 2011 Edge, same thing,no book no idea where to look. Thumbs up to you😊😊😊

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  98. Going to try this when I get home tonight!! Thank you!!!

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  99. Purchased a used 2013 Edge last Dec. Didn't want to pay a dealer $50 for the keyless code. Just read your post and tried the code found inside the fuse panel, worked perfectly. Are you kidding me...

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  100. Wish I would have had this knowledge yesterday when I locked my keys in the car and had to have AAA send help ... LOL ... but I have it now and worked perfectly! Thank You!! :-D

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