1996 Ford Explorer

1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 137000 miles

I am wondering how to change the code on my keypad on the outside of the door that unlocks the doors when you push the code.
September 24, 2008.

I dont think it can be done without a Ford NGS star tester, and calling the manufacturu of the RAP module. In any case Ford tool will be required!

Sep 24, 2008.
I dont think these guy know what theyre talkin about... It can be changed, I have a 2000 and the master code is behind the glove box up near the airbag, you should be able to see the code by removing the glove box and using a mirror and flashlight (the numbers will just be backwards)

Oct 6, 2008.
Ok so it can be done, whats the proceedure?

Oct 6, 2008.
Pop off the defrost panel on the dash. Go to the outside of the car.
Look into the car (defrost panel). Somewhere near the middle of the
Right windshield wiper there is a white sticker inside the panel. That
sticker says Forward on it and it has a barcode. Just above the barcode
were 5 bold numbers, these numbers, according to the new owner's manual,
are the factory preset keypad code numbers.

(this is one method, but it doesnt always work for all the explorers, another way is to remove the glove box and use a mirror to see the code... Note: removal of the airbag might be required so be careful)

The Code on the box is the factory master code. Instructions below: To erase any personal code set by the prior owner, use these steps: 1. Use the keypad to enter the factory set code.
2. Within five seconds, press the 7/8 and 9/0 buttons simultaneously.
3. The system will now respond only to the factory set code.

You can program your own personal code via these steps: 1. Use the keypad to enter the factory set code.
2. Within five seconds, press the 1/2 button
3. Within five seconds, begin entering your personal five digit code.
(Each subsequent keypress must be within five seconds of the previous)
4. The system will now respond to both your new personal code and the
factory set code.
5. Put the factory set code you wrote down in a safe place. It will
always open your door, and it won't do you any good if locked inside
your vehicle.

Oct 8, 2008.
Thanks you for that info, Icouldn't find it, but I did do something similar on a 92 lincoln! The only problem is of course, the original code stays in memeory, this would allow the prior owner to get in.

Oct 9, 2008.