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Old 04-15-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Keypad Removal?

Hey guys,

I have a 2014 Focus SE hatchback with the black appearance pkg that has such an ugly gawdy looking keypad for entry on the driver door. Is there any way to remove this?! I figure there would be holes in the door, maybe I can have it professionally filled and painted then. Just seeing if anyone else has tried doing this.

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Hey guys,

I have a 2014 Focus SE hatchback with the black appearance pkg that has such an ugly gawdy looking keypad for entry on the driver door. Is there any way to remove this?! I figure there would be holes in the door, maybe I can have it professionally filled and painted then. Just seeing if anyone else has tried doing this.

Apologies in advance if there is already a thread on this that I could not find.


There are no holes behind that keypad. It is totally wireless and functions just like a key fob. It is affixed with 3M double sided tape. First, pop off the black escutcheon cover, it is simply snapped on. Then, you can heat the actual keypad with a hair dryer and try to loosen the bond. That tape is amazingly strong so be very careful not to lift the paint.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #3
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There are no holes behind that keypad. It is totally wireless and functions just like a key fob. It is affixed with 3M double sided tape. You can heat it with a hair dryer and try to loosen the bond. That tape is amazingly strong so be very careful not to lift the paint.
I was hoping for that but you never know, I don't want someone telling me to do so only to find a bunch of holes. That's great news. I hate how it looks. THANK YOU!
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:10 AM   #4
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Will this affect the SYNC at all?
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Not at all. It is just like having another key fob, only it requires a code.
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That thing is so hideous ruins the whole car. Hearing that it is wireless is a sigh of relief.

When I got my focus the dealer had already ordered another one exactly the same and had it on the showroom floor. It had that keypad on it and I was thankful they didn't decide to have it on the one I bought.

Also idk why ford didn't integrate it into the b pillar.
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I agree, luckily my car is black but believe it or not it stands out a lot more than you would imagine. It just looks out of place and ugly.

I agree with the b-pillar, it makes a lot more sense and wouldn't be so ugly. I think I'll take it off and just leave it in the glovebox since there are only 200 miles on it :) never know when I would have to stick it back on 'just in case' I have to bring it in.

Do you know if the badges are adhesives too? I'd hate to find holes behind the Focus and Ford badges (not the blue circle badge)

Thanks for the help guys!
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Badges are the same, there are a few threads on "de-badging", just use the search.

Most people use a hair dryer and fishing line to "cut" the adhesive. Then use a white eraser to clean the remainder of the adhesive.
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Badges are the same, there are a few threads on "de-badging", just use the search.

Most people use a hair dryer and fishing line to "cut" the adhesive. Then use a white eraser to clean the remainder of the adhesive.
That's what I was hoping for but didn't want to run into any surprises like I did with my Mazda. Ended up plasti-dipping the badges black to get rid of the chrome look. Thank you.
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I have seen elsewhere on this forum that the keypad fits on the inside of the fuel door. That might be a more convenient place to stash it than the glovebox, since it leaves you the option to unlock the car from the outside.
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