Keyless entry

i have an 04 F150 that has keyless entry. i don’t have the code. Ford says it is an “after-market” addition and therefore cannot find the code in its database, but original invoice shows it was part of original vehicle assembly. Any idea as to how to find a code?

Forget the keyless entry. Use the key. Simple and foolproof.

First things first. We need to determine if it is a factory option or a dealer installed option. If it is a factory installed option the key pad will be flush with the door. If it is dealer installed or after market the control pannel will sit about 1/2 inch above the surface of the door.

It is flush with the door.

Then that would make it a factory installed option. The “Master code” is a five digit code and it is on the bsm box which is a black box located on the driver side back wall of the cab. the box will have a blue and green plug to it.remove the back seat and it is behind the black wool material. you will have to remove a few push pins to pull up the corner. the number is right on the front of box. Every truck should have come with a card with the number on it in the glove box with the key fobs.

Thank you! Tomorrow, in the light of day I will check this out. I am sure it had a card in the owners manual originally, but this vehicle was used when I bought it. No card, no code!

this is the small (about 1/4" X 3/4") aluminum tag which should have come on the factory key ring. if you dont have this still, then the black box option is next.

find another dealer to ask, it sounds like the one you went to is clueless.

Before you go tearing your truck apart I forgot to ask if it was standard cab or super cab.

I never got an RKE fob when I bought my '96 Cirrus used. The driver’s door lock cylinder started to bind and jam- got worse. I got an RKE fob; fewer moving parts. Handy as hell. It’s up to the individual.

It is a super cab,not 4 full doors, but the rear doors only open after the front door is open. However,today i looked better and find that the keypad is not flush as i thought i remembered. It does protrude about 1/2". Sorry to be so ???aged! Any ideas for an “after-market”?

I purchased a 2000 Ford Explorer from my parents a couple of years ago. It also has keyless. They never used it, and therefore had no code. I tried looking for the box, as described above, but gave up. I was going through some documents and noticed the same 5 digit number on the dealer service invoices. No reference to the number, just in the same place on all the invoices. I decided to try it. It was the master code for the keyless entry. I got lucky.

The aftermarket keyless entry is a little different then the factory installed unit. The factory unit is hardwired to the “BSM”. The dealer installed keypad works like your keyless entry fob. It is completely wirless and sends out an RF signal to the “BSM”. The keyless entry pad has a battery like the key fobs and it can go dead. If the battery is dead the keypad needs to be replaced. So before going any farther does the key pad light up when you push the buttons?

The key pad does NOT light up no matter how many buttons i push.

If the keypad does not light up then the internal battery is dead and the entire key pad will need to be replaced. The internal battery is not servicable on the unit. So now you must decide how much it is worth to you for it to work. As I mentioned earlier the key pad has no wires connected to it. It is held to the door with adhesive tape. It will need to be removed and a new one installed. Then it along with any keyless entry fobs will need to be programed. The one good point is that the new key pad will come with a new master code as the code is retained in the pad and programmed to the “BSM”. Sorry for the bad news. If you have any more questions ask away.

Thank you for the information. It is not “bad” news. It is information. With it I now know what to do if I want the keyless entry feature to work. I appreciate your patience and help.

DARTMAN69, That keypad with a non-changeable battery, or any battery, is an irrational idea. Any idea what idiot came up with the idea? What idiot would install such a device, either? It seems like, “Anything for a profit idea.” So, from the greedy sellers’ viewpoint, it’s not irrational…there are other words for such people.

I think the idea of a non servicable battery is a bad idea as well. As far as who came up with the idea FORD. It was a fix to fill a need. Most of the trucks with remote entry did not come with keypads. Turned out that customers liked the idea of having them. So they built a remote control with a security code and stuck it to the door. When I worked for Ford I installed a bunch of the keypads for customers. It was a simple installation. Clean the mounting area with alcohol, remove backing from adhesive, stick control pannel to door, program 2 handheld remotes and key pad.
As far as the battery I agree but how about IPODs they have a non replaceable battery. Most home computers have a non servicable battery soldered to the mother board for memory, how about pioneer stereos with a non servicable internal fuse. Many companies have done stupid things like this not just Ford.

Glad I could help. The keypad from Ford runs lest then $100. It is a simple DIY project.

Ok. I am curious though. Suppose the keypad would light up. How would i go about finding the code?

The master code on the aftermarket keyless entry system is only retained in the keypad. Factory units had the code on the “BSM”. When an aftermarket keypad was installed the master code was printed on a card to be kept in a safe place. They were not recorded at the dealership so the person that said it was not in their database was telling you the truth.
One exception to this rule. The only exception is 2004 F-Superduty built before 12/3/03 the master code was stored in the “BSM” and could be retrieved by the dealer.