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The procedure is a little different for 2000-2006 vs. 2007-2011.

Sit in car, doors closed:

2000-2006

1. Turn the ignition from "Off" to "Run" four times in six seconds. Key stops in "Run" position on fourth cycle.

2. Turn the ignition to "Off." The car will chime to confirm that you've done everything correctly so far. Key is still in ignition

3. Press any key on the first remote you're programming. Perform this within 20 seconds of Step 2. The car will chime to confirm programming.

4. Repeat Step 3 with each additional remote*, all within the 20 seconds. Remove key from ignition.

*The remotes should be inside the vehicle during the procedure (eg. all on front seat.)
I just successfully programed my 2 new fobs off eBay ($21 for 2 keys & 2 fobs), but the procedure in my owner's manual did NOT work.

I used the procedure above, but I think it would help to clarify it a little if a couple of things were added.

Sit in car with doors closed and seat belt buckled so that the seat belt chimes don't add any confusion to the mix.

Also, at the end of step #1, pause with key in Run for a couple of seconds before proceeding to step #2.

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Now to proceed with getting my keys cut and programmed. Fingers crossed there!
 

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I am having trouble with the programming on my 2002 Focus. I can't get it into programming mode. I will cycle the key 4 times and on the 4th time, I do hear a chime when I switch to off, but the remotes don't program in. I am not sure what I am doing wrong...
 

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...I do hear a chime when I switch to off, but the remotes don't program in. I am not sure what I am doing wrong...
If you are hearing the chime, you should be in programming mode. (On my '04 I couldn't get there unless I paused about 2 seconds before the final turn to OFF.)

After you hear the chime, push one button on ALL of your remotes (up to 4) one at a time. It is not necessary to hold the fob button down or pause between each fob, just do each one quick enough so as to not have the system time out on you. You should hear a chirp as each of your fobs is entered.

If the car is not responding with a chirp as each fob is pressed, then I'm not sure what is going on. Are your existing fobs working? Try just programming them in without the new fob(s) and see if you get a chirp.

FYI... Our owner's manuals say to cycle the key between position 2 and 3 to enter programming. Position 2 is ACC. The manual should say cycle between positions 1 (OFF) and 3 (RUN). It appears that you have already figured that out because you are getting the programming chime.
 

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I don't know how I did it, but I got it into programming mode. However I was only able to get one of the remotes programmed before it exited. I do have to hold down the button on the remotes for several second for it to program. Still not sure how I did it. I am cycling from off to on 4 times, stopping for a few seconds just before the last time.
 

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...I was only able to get one of the remotes programmed before it exited. I do have to hold down the button on the remotes for several second for it to program.
I'm not sure what to say at this point as that did not happen on my car. I did not have to hold the fob button down...I just pressed it and let go...got a chime and moved on to the others. Maybe 1-2 seconds between each of the 4 fobs...just reaching down, picking them up, press button, and move on to next fob.
 

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After programming my new fobs (post #41), I went to Ace and had them cut the two new keys ($2 each). I did a little research before trying to program my keys because you can mess this up and end up with a PATS lockout. One thing I found was that there is Ford documentation that mentions a 10-minute time frame, so to be on the safe side, I waited 10 minutes before programming the second key and also 10 minutes before trying to start the car with them. Some procedures say to wait 1 minute and others don’t even mention a wait time. My owner’s manual has multiple errors in it for doing this procedure just like it has errors for programming fobs. The procedure below worked for me and now I have 4 working keys and 4 working fobs. Keep in mind that I am doing this on a 2004 model.

Note: You MUST have two original programed keys to perform this procedure.

1. Insert an existing (working) key into the ignition cylinder.

2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN, the third key position) for at least ONE SECOND (but no more than TEN seconds) and back to OFF. Remove the first key.

3. Insert a second working key and turn it to ON (RUN) for at least ONE SECOND (but no more than TEN seconds) and back to OFF. Remove the second key.

4. Insert the new key before TWENTY seconds have elapsed and turn it to ON (RUN). Leave it in the ON position for at least ONE SECOND and turn back to OFF.

5. The security light (center of dash) will light up for THREE seconds to indicate that the new key has been successfully programmed.

6. To program additional keys, repeat steps 1 through 5 (wait at least 10 minutes before programming additional keys).

As a precautionary measure, you should wait at least ten minutes before you try to start your vehicle.

A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle.
 

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1. Turn the ignition from "Off" to "Run" eight times in ten seconds. Key stays in "Run" position on eighth cycle. The locks will cycle to confirm that you've entered programming mode.

2. Press any key on the first remote you're programming. Perform this within 20 seconds of Step 1. The door locks will cycle to confirm programming.

3. Repeat Step 2 with each additional remote, within 20 seconds of the prior programming. The locks will cycle after each successful programming.

4. Turn the key to the "Off" position to exit the programming mode. Remove key from ignition.
I have a 2008 S model with manual windows, locks, transmission, etc. Does this work with my car? The locks won't cycle since they are manual, so is there some other indicator it is working? I'd like to get the trunk release programmed.

The manual says
1. Turn the ignition from "Off" to "Run". Cycle four times in six seconds. Key stops in "Off" position on fourth cycle.

2. Press any key on the first remote you're programming. Perform this within 20 seconds.

3. Turn key to On to exit programming mode.
I've tried this too but the trunk release doesn't function when pressed while car is off.
 

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That procedure is in the Focus Owner's Manual... or at least it is in my 2005 Owner's Manual.
I have a 2006 book and it is entirely different and doesn't work...says turn key to "on" then press door unlock control 3X's, then turn the key "off" and press door unlock 3 more X's, then turn the key back on and the horn will beep, then press the unlock then the lock controls and horn will beep....tried many, many times and nothing! This doesn't work for me either.
 
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