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Newbie question here -
I have a 2005 Taurus SE that was purchased from a non-Ford dealer. I came with only one key/remote combo and no manual.
I found the door code on the computer, just like your forum posts suggested I could...but when I punch the code into the keypad, it does NOT unlock the door.
I checked every key - they DO all light up, and if I punch just 7*8 and 9*0 the doors DO lock.

So, the question is - do you think the keypad is busted? If so, does anyone know how to replace it WITHOUT going to Ford?
(My local NW Ohio dealer told me $45 to read the computer and verify the code, $88 to run a diagnostic on the keypad and $300+ if it needs to be replaced! For $450 I could almost buy another car.)

Please, if someone has any clue as to how I can fix this let me know! I don't have much experience with cars (more of a computer person), but I can learn fast.
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Tap each button on the keypad and see if it lights up the pad and interior, then wait for interior lights to turn off. Repeat on the remaining buttons. If you find one that doesn't work, you found your culprit.

Is the keypad literally part of the door handle assembly, or is it located elsewhere?

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QUOTE (Bull Geek @ Nov 16 2009, 01:55 PM)
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Tap each button on the keypad and see if it lights up the pad and interior, then wait for interior lights to turn off. Repeat on the remaining buttons. If you find one that doesn't work, you found your culprit.

Is the keypad literally part of the door handle assembly, or is it located elsewhere?[/b]
All keys light up the keypad. None of them light the interior.

The keypad is located just above the door handle, surrounded by black plastic.
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QUOTE (jmarsh46 @ Nov 16 2009, 02:22 PM)
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QUOTE (Bull Geek @ Nov 16 2009, 01:55 PM)
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Tap each button on the keypad and see if it lights up the pad and interior, then wait for interior lights to turn off. Repeat on the remaining buttons. If you find one that doesn't work, you found your culprit.

Is the keypad literally part of the door handle assembly, or is it located elsewhere?[/b]
All keys light up the keypad. None of them light the interior.

The keypad is located just above the door handle, surrounded by black plastic.
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If thats the case then you have the Ford keyless entry that can be added on as an add-on from ford. The code you found will not work that keypad because unfortunately it is independent of the stock coding. If you hit 7*8 and 9*10 twice, does your horn honk? If so, then that's what you've got. There's no way that I know of of finding out the code for that keypad besides going thru them one at a time. If you add on additional remotes then you'll need to add this keypad in too as it is treated as a separate keyfob remote.
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Ah ha, that is why. That's the Ford aftermarket accessory keypad. The code you were reading for, was if your car has the factory keypad under the door handle itself.

You'll have to go back to the dealer and ask them if they have the keypad code. You can't retrieve the code for it either. Check all around in your glovebox and manual, see if someone possibly has it written down in there or you can find a card for it. Otherwise you have a one function remote.

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If thats the case then you have the Ford keyless entry that can be added on as an add-on from ford. The code you found will not work that keypad because unfortunately it is independent of the stock coding. If you hit 7*8 and 9*10 twice, does your horn honk? If so, then that's what you've got. There's no way that I know of of finding out the code for that keypad besides going thru them one at a time. If you add on additional remotes then you'll need to add this keypad in too as it is treated as a separate keyfob remote.[/b]
Yes, it does honk. /sighs/ How wonderful. So I should just punch in random combos until it unlocks?

Sorry, newbie here - I'm afraid I haven't asked the whole "how do I get another key" question yet. What do you mean by adding the keypad as another remote?
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QUOTE (Bull Geek @ Nov 16 2009, 02:47 PM)
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Ah ha, that is why. That's the Ford aftermarket accessory keypad. The code you were reading for, was if your car has the factory keypad under the door handle itself.

You'll have to go back to the dealer and ask them if they have the keypad code. You can't retrieve the code for it either. Check all around in your glovebox and manual, see if someone possibly has it written down in there or you can find a card for it. Otherwise you have a one function remote.[/b]
Great. No the dealer didn't have the code or the manual. How much are those things anyway?
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These things are about $45 or so. They work like a Key fob. I am looking around for the directions.
Looks likes this, right?



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Alex. please Topic Finder this for Aftermarket Keypad Manual.

Basically Press 7 and 9 simultaneously during RKE fob programming to send a "Lock" signal during programming. this will add the keypad.
Unfortunately, if you loose the code, it is useless and must be replaced.
Also the battery is NON-SERVICEABLE
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QUOTE (thesavo @ Nov 16 2009, 05:01 PM)
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These things are about $45 or so. They work like a Key fob. I am looking around for the directions.
Looks likes this, right?


update:
Ask and ye shall receive.
Alex. please Topic Finder this for Aftermarket Keypad Manual.

Basically Press 7 and 9 simultaneously during RKE fob programming to send a "Lock" signal during programming. this will add the keypad.
Unfortunately, if you loose the code, it is useless and must be replaced.
Also the battery is NON-SERVICEABLE[/b]
Yes, it looks pretty much like that.

Any suggestions for what I should do now? Anyone?
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