How to Program a Ford Key Fob

Man opening car with key fob


If you have a new Ford key fob or are experiencing problems with remotely locking and unlocking your car, SUV, or pickup truck, don’t panic. You’ll find that Ford key fob programming is very straightforward and easy to do on your own. Follow these steps from MacPhee Ford, and you’ll have access to all of your key fob functions in no time at all!

Ford Key Fob Programming Instructions

The following Ford key fob programming instructions will help you to establish or regain remote control of your vehicle so you can get back on the Sackville roads:

  1. Get inside your vehicle and make sure that all of the doors are closed. Then, open the driver-side door, and press the UNLOCK button.
  2. Quickly turn the ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times. Complete this within 10 seconds, with the 8th and final turn ending on RUN. At this point the door locks should cycle off and on. (Note: If the door locks do not cycle, try again, turning the key faster. If this doesn’t work, then it’s possible your car isn’t equipped with keyless entry. Connect with the MacPhee Ford service team for assistance.) 
  3. As soon as the door locks begin cycling, press any button on the Ford key fob you wish to program. The door locks will cycle again to confirm your Ford key fob programming and that the remote is ready to use.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for any additional key fobs you need to program.
  5. When you are done, turn the ignition to OFF. The door locks will cycle once more to signal task completion.

As you can see, Ford key fob programming is really very simple. If you run into any problems with your Ford key fob or are not fully understanding how to program a Ford key fob, schedule an appointment at our Service Centre near Halifax. Our certified technicians are here to help.

Learn More About Your Ford Key Fob at MacPhee Ford!

If you have questions about how to program a Ford key fob or would like to learn how to disable your Ford MyKey, contact the Service Centre at MacPhee Ford. Searching for a replacement Ford key fob or a new key fob battery in the Bedford area? You’ll find what you’re looking for in our well-stocked Parts Center.

More from MacPhee Ford

  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2021 Ford F-150?

      The 2021 Ford F-150 towing capacity maxes out at 6,350 kilograms with the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine. If you need a truck that can haul equipment to your Bedford job site, or you’re planning on towing a boat or travel trailer on your next getaway outside of Sackville, the new Ford F-150 is more…

  • 2021 Ford F-150 Trim Levels

      The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 features a wide range of upgrades and trim packages, including an available hybrid powertrain that delivers maximum efficiency on Halifax roads without compromising on the robust hauling and towing capabilities that this popular pickup truck is famous for. Whether you need a vehicle for work or for play, you’ll…

  • 2021 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

    The 2021 Ford Escape lineup offers five engines from which to choose, including a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. Whether you opt for the standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or available all-wheel drive (AWD), the new Escape delivers a robust towing capacity, which will come in handy if you wish to haul a boat or trailer…

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us


Call Now

580 Portland Street • Dartmouth, NS B2W 2M3

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 8am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-5:30pm

Open Today! Parts: 8am-5pm

MacPhee Ford 44.670464, -63.533426.