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I recently bought another used 2007 Focus SES that only came with one key and no fob. The driver side power door lock did not work so I got a replacement at the junkyard. So after I installed the used power lock motor, the alarm sounds when entering the vehicle from a locked position using the only key I have.

The power locks work great now, except for the alarm sounding.

Do I have to buy a fob now to keep the alarm from going off? I didn't have this problem until I replaced the power lock.

Where is the cheapest place to get a fob and can I program it myself?
 

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I recently bought another used 2007 Focus SES that only came with one key and no fob. The driver side power door lock did not work so I got a replacement at the junkyard. So after I installed the used power lock motor, the alarm sounds when entering the vehicle from a locked position using the only key I have.

The power locks work great now, except for the alarm sounding.

Do I have to buy a fob now to keep the alarm from going off? I didn't have this problem until I replaced the power lock.

Where is the cheapest place to get a fob and can I program it myself?
alarm should disable when you turn and unlock unless one of the unlock bars is bent and not fully extending to be able to press the microswitch inside the latch assembly to signal a key was used to unlock the car

pair of Fobs off ebay for about $15 and you can program it yourself with just the one key as long as the key your holding is one of the 2 factory masters
I have only 1 key and 2 fobs for my car this way i can use the fob to lock the car as it warms up in the morning and be able to unlock and get in

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-New-Replacement-Keyless-Entry-Remote-Control-Key-Fob-For-Ford-Lincoln-Mercury/282708105841?fits=Make:Ford&hash=item41d2b75a71:g:jCkAAOSwhOxZ8Odg&vxp=mtr

sit in the car turn the key to the run and off 6 times consecutively (has to be switched on and off 6 times within 6 seconds) the car should emit a single long beep which means the old fobs are cleared and its waiting for the new fobs.. just press lock on each fob then turn the key to the off position your turn signals "MAY" blink twice and the car will beep signaling the end of the programming sequence and that should be it your fobs should be programmed to your car
 

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alarm should disable when you turn and unlock unless one of the unlock bars is bent and not fully extending to be able to press the microswitch inside the latch assembly to signal a key was used to unlock the car

pair of Fobs off ebay for about $15 and you can program it yourself with just the one key as long as the key your holding is one of the 2 factory masters
I have only 1 key and 2 fobs for my car this way i can use the fob to lock the car as it warms up in the morning and be able to unlock and get in

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-New-Replacement-Keyless-Entry-Remote-Control-Key-Fob-For-Ford-Lincoln-Mercury/282708105841?fits=Make:Ford&hash=item41d2b75a71:g:jCkAAOSwhOxZ8Odg&vxp=mtr

sit in the car turn the key to the run and off 6 times consecutively (has to be switched on and off 6 times within 6 seconds) the car should emit a single long beep which means the old fobs are cleared and its waiting for the new fobs.. just press lock on each fob then turn the key to the off position your turn signals "MAY" blink twice and the car will beep signaling the end of the programming sequence and that should be it your fobs should be programmed to your car
Thank you for that info. How would I know if I have a factory master key? I think the original owner told me he lost the key and had to pay $160 for a new one.
 

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uhh cars usually have 2 keys when originally purchased he may of only had 1 key and lost it if thats the case you most likely have the only master key programmed...

basically go sit in the car and do the steps to program a fob and see if the car goes into the mode to program the fobs if it does you have a master..

BUT i need to double check on the 07 as I've now come across 2 different programming ways one is on and off 10 times the other is on and off 6 times..

160 sounds about right for the dealer to reprogram a new key into the ECU and wipe the old ones
 

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uhh cars usually have 2 keys when originally purchased he may of only had 1 key and lost it if thats the case you most likely have the only master key programmed...

basically go sit in the car and do the steps to program a fob and see if the car goes into the mode to program the fobs if it does you have a master..

BUT i need to double check on the 07 as I've now come across 2 different programming ways one is on and off 10 times the other is on and off 6 times..

160 sounds about right for the dealer to reprogram a new key into the ECU and wipe the old ones
Thank you again! I just ordered 2 new fobs from ebay and I will program them when they arrive. It does look like I have a master key.
 

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not a problem =3 many of my car came with no fob and a single key every so often if i find a clean undamaged one at the scrap yard i take it and keep it for spare parts or if they are decent reuse it for my car that needs one..
 

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sit in the car turn the key to the run and off 6 times consecutively (has to be switched on and off 6 times within 6 seconds) the car should emit a single long beep which means the old fobs are cleared and its waiting for the new fobs.. just press lock on each fob then turn the key to the off position your turn signals "MAY" blink twice and the car will beep signaling the end of the programming sequence and that should be it your fobs should be programmed to your car
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Isnt it 4 times on/off in 6 seconds? I just did this on my 02 Wagon as I purchased on new FOB and then programmed it and the one I had:

https://northcoastkeyless.com/2002-ford-focus-keyless-entry-remote-programming-instructions/

BTW I discovered there are two types of FOBs and they look identical from the front but have different pns on the back. The older ones have the battery
held in the FOBs plastic back cover. The newer ones the battery is held in a clip on the little PC board. The reason I am bringing this up is that one issue I had with these FOBS is accidentally setting off the PANIC alarm which pisses off neighbors. On the later ones (battery on the PC board) it is very easy to disable the panic function by placing a small piece of tape across either the contact grid on the board or the conductive patch between the board and the button - and this mod is reversible if needed. On the older FOB there is an actual mechanical micro switch soldered to the board which cannot be easily defeated. Just putting this out there for anyone looking for a simple way to disable the panic function. I do NOT recommend doing this to a FOB that is being used by a loved one, etc that may need it.

Older unit with mechanical micro switches: 2S4T-15A601-AA (4 button)
Newer units with 'contact grid' switches: F87B-15K601-BB (4 button)

I plan on doing a 'how to' on this.

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Isnt it 4 times on/off in 6 seconds? I just did this on my 02 Wagon as I purchased on new FOB and then programmed it and the one I had:

https://northcoastkeyless.com/2002-ford-focus-keyless-entry-remote-programming-instructions/

BTW I discovered there are two types of FOBs and they look identical from the front but have different pns on the back. The older ones have the battery
held in the FOBs plastic back cover. The newer ones the battery is held in a clip on the little PC board. The reason I am bringing this up is that one issue I had with these FOBS is accidentally setting off the PANIC alarm which pisses off neighbors. On the later ones (battery on the PC board) it is very easy to disable the panic function by placing a small piece of tape across either the contact grid on the board or the conductive patch between the board and the button - and this mod is reversible if needed. On the older FOB there is an actual mechanical micro switch soldered to the board which cannot be easily defeated. Just putting this out there for anyone looking for a simple way to disable the panic function. I do NOT recommend doing this to a FOB that is being used by a loved one, etc that may need it.

Older unit with mechanical micro switches: 2S4T-15A601-AA (4 button)
Newer units with 'contact grid' switches: F87B-15K601-BB (4 button)

I plan on doing a 'how to' on this.

Paul
in Canada the worst type of fob would be a carbon track button as the dampness and moisture can really monkey with it the only fobs i use and when i rebuild fobs i replace carbon button ones with actual microswitch's then dab on dielectric grease over it to keep the moisture and other gunk from getting it... everyone i know likes the more positive CLICK feel when you press it so you know you have pressed it.

it also depends on who made the fob.. chinese ones have a standard dimple like the others the factory panic the dimple is removed so it is more recessed into the case..

if all else fails consult your owners manual as funny as it is.. the instructions on how to program a replacement Fob is in your vehicles owners manual. and ive bought fobs from ebay sellers that gave me generic instructions on how to program a fob with so many sub sections i just googled it and found my answer in 1/3 the time it would of taken me to figure out the chicken scratch they supplied.. fobs are fine instructions from some of them are like what are you smoking and what chinglish is this
 

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Im in New England and never have had one of these fail. Id rather be able to disable the idiotic panic feature than worry about a once in 20 years failure of the grid switch - but thats just me.

And I tried disabling one by cutting off the dimple from the back of the molded rubber with an x-acto - panic alarm could still be turned on with a press of the button.

2002 Ford Focus owners manual says 4 times for programming:

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/02focog4e.pdf

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i find this even more odd because i press my panic on my 2002 SVT and it doesnt go off i press and hold for 2-3 seconds THEN it goes off and a single click shuts it up

(the SVT has its horns removed because theres an aftermarket starter/alarm somewhere installed and its to cold to remove the dash so instead of keeping the car dead i just unplugged the horns the lights still blink as the alarm goes off)

ive never accidentally hit that button as all of my fobs have a dimple on the top where you can feel it and know its the panic the other 3 doesnt. weird i guess
 

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o_O no i personally own 2002/2002/2006 Focus + 2003 Jag X-type and about 15 Focus wagons that are my companies cars and ive never seen a carbon tracked ford remote.

i have a bin full of spares and parts and they are all microswitch's
 

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o_O no i personally own 2002/2002/2006 Focus + 2003 Jag X-type and about 15 Focus wagons that are my companies cars and ive never seen a carbon tracked ford remote.

i have a bin full of spares and parts and they are all microswitch's
Thats very interesting. I probably dont have as many remotes as you but between my old Escort ones (dont have the cars anymore) and the ones for my Focuses I have a few. They are all 4 button remotes. The ones with the 2S4T-15A601-AA pn on the back have the battery held inside the back cover and have micro switches. The ones with the F87B-15K601-BB have the battery held in a metal clip on the circuit board and have carbon track switches. I ASSumed early v late designs but are you saying that the carbon track ones are aftermarket and the micro switch ones Ford or ? Do any of yours that have the micro switches have the F87B-15K601-BB pn?

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So I got my new fobs today and they were very easy to program. Just put the key in the ignition and turn on and off 4 times and then press any key on each fob to be programmed. Works great, and were only $6.99 on Ebay for the pair plus $5.00 for faster shipping.
 
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