QUOTE (Mick Duff @ May 2 2007, 10:34 PM)
QUOTE (OldBlue @ Jun 20 2006, 04:10 PM)
.....and here is a shot of the code...........[/b]
I went to the trouble of registering just to say a HUGE thank-you for the info on where to find the keyless code. Just picked up my new-to-me 2004 SEL and only got one key and no code, so was a bit concerned about locking myself out of it on day one. One quick internet search and one moderately twisted spine later, the code is mine!
Does the default factory code always work, even if you program your own personal code?
WOW - That's one tough spot for a middle aged fat guy to get to!
Thanks for the photos. I had already looked at the module for the code but wouldn't have found it without your pics.
Mick: Yes - the factory code always works regardless of personal codes entered. I also just got a new-to-me 2006 SEL w/ 1 key and no manual (and no floor mats - what's wrong with these dealers!). I found the following resources that may be helpful:
Free owners manual (pdf): http://www.motorcraftservice.com
(look on left pane, non-subscription resources, owner guides)
Blank keys and RKE
key fobs: http://www.ikeyless.com/
Cheapest I've found ($15 & $25, respectively) - still need to be cut and programmed. For you and me, w/ only 1 key, that means $70 labor @ the Ford dealer. I hear some locksmiths can do it but I tried 2 with no luck. If you already have 2 keys then you can program the 3rd yourself (see owner's manual - still needs to be cut, though). So, at $15, I'm going to get a 3rd key just in case. I haven't tried my local dealer yet to confirm they'll cut a key that I bring in but other posts make it seem likely. Otherwise, theirs cost $40 ea. on top of the labor.
I was looking at the stilletto key/RKE combo at ikeyless ($60, i.e. $20 more than key + fob)). I have an e-mail in to them to make sure that the bulky head will fit in to the dealer's cutting machine. I assume it will... ?
key fobs should be no problem at all. Just follow directions in the owner's manual to program to your car.
Hope my 2 cents helps someone. Thanks to the previous posters for their help.