Keyless entry keypad installation tips

Tiny
BUKAYE
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  • 2011 FORD F-150
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I just purchased a 2011 f150 XLT 4x4 and it did not come with driver's side keyless entry with keypad. However, I did find a keypad code on a card in the glove box. Is it possible to order a new driver's side door handle with keypad, have Ford install it, Can I purchase an OEM keypad door handle assembly and have it work in my new F150? Is there anything else that needs to be done?
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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 AT 6:11 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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It needs a module for the keyless to work. It could be installed provided the wiring harness is there for it.
Call the dealer and ask them as they will have to activate it if it is possible.

Roy
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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 AT 11:40 PM
Tiny
TQUALLS1970@YAHOO .COM
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  • 2010 FORD F-150
Computer problem
2010 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive 200 miles

Lost my key code for the keypad on the door. How do I reset it
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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This is so new I have no information on it yet, But Ford dealer can use your VIN to tell you the code. Cant imagine they would charge for the info. If it's the same as 07 and newer, the number is on the VSM(vehicle security module) located in the left rear of the cab, behind the driver. Printed on a lable.
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KWDAYE
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  • 2008 FORD F-150
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I just bought a used 2008 F150 with no owners manual or keyless entry card. Can someone tell me where it's located please. I have already checked on the back side of the fuse panel under the dash on the passenger side and also under the hood on passenger side close to firewall with no luck. It is an extended cab truck, (super cab)

Thank you,
Kevin
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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The module should be somewhere behind the panel on the left side to the rear of the driver's door but as far as I know they stopped putting the code stickers on. I think you need a dealer scan tool now.
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KWDAYE
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I will look, you are saying driverside on the inside of the cab? Correct?
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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Yes, the picture I have is a 2 door and it shows it right behind the driver's door. Your's could be behind the rear door.

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/135479385.jpg

Please let us know what you find.
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BOOOB4048
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  • 2004 FORD F-150
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How to find out if it came with a remote to unlock doors
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Your vehicle comes standard with keyless entry. You can confirm this by calling your local Ford dealer and giving them your VIN.

Thanks for using 2CarPros. Com!
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BCHENEYJR
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  • 2002 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
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Keyless remotes do not open doors, inside driver side door switch will not lock or unlock doors (nor will individual doors switches on any door), outside key pad will not lock or unlock doors. Alarm system will not arm or sound when door is opened.

When the problem first started the system would on a rare occasion work, but mostly would not. Now nothing.

I had a local mechanic say there are two units that work in tandem. He said one goes out and takes the other so both should be replaced at approx $600 w/labor.
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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That would most likely be the GEM and Central Security modules. Before condeming them, use a test light to be sure every fuse is good, under the hood and under the dash. Check fuses 115, 8 under the hood and fuses 29, 15 under the dash. The RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) system can be scanned for trouble codes with the proper scan tool. This may be worth the time to do. If there is a failure in either circuit, it will store a code.
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KSAV97
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I have replaced the CSM module with at least three different ones with no luck. The fobs nor the door panel lock will unlock or lock doors. Neither does the automatic door lock when driving working.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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It sounds like its not getting power here are the security system wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works. Check for power at each of the fuses following this guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

If the fuses are good check the wiring.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TBIRD7778
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Need help with key-less entry install. I have found a lot of info online, but so many differing opinions on how to wire it from. What understand I need to use 2 30 amp relays. I haven t been able to find anyone that has given specific instructions on what wire goes from here to there. That s why I am hoping I can see a picture of one actually completed so that I can follow it as an example. Here are pics of the cheap key-less unit I purchased. The directions aren t helpful.I thought I was going to need to change out the actuators for my lower locks but I just ended up needing new switches. I would like to use this unit that I already purchased if possible (without the actuators, of course).
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Could you post the make and model of the lock unit you bought please, then we can look up the install instructions and the parts in the kit to determine if it's usable with the stock parts. It likely is and would possibly just need a couple relays. Most of them just use a polarity reversing signal to trigger the door latches. Thanks
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TBIRD7778
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HYDDNice Universal Car Locking System Car Lock Convertion Kit with Remotes Keyless Entry Security
Here's the link from Walmart:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/HYDDNice-Universal-Car-Locking-System-Car-Lock-Convertion-Kit-with-Remotes-Keyless-Entry-Security/936580042

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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Okay, do you have power locks already? Is your truck a 2 door or a 4 door?
Looking at the kit it shouldn't be that difficult to use it if you already have power locks as it also uses polarity reversal with the OEM switches doing the reversing.
To test the unit you can hook the power and ground up, then connect one of the two wire actuators to the blue and green wires from the control box. Push the button on the remote and see if it will move the actuator both directions with nothing else connected. They don't show the wiring very well and you will need to see if it does the polarity changes in the control box or if you need the 5 wire actuator connected to make it work. If it works with only the blue and green wires then you can use it, if the actuator doesn't move then you won't be able to as they are using a switch inside the 5 wire actuator to reverse the power. Please do that test and reply back either way.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TBIRD7778
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Which color wires are you saying to hook up to the blue and green wires?
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Hook up the red and black power wires from the kits control box to battery power, then hook the blue and green wires to one of the actuators from the kit. You need to find out if the control box switches the polarity internally to extend and retract the actuator. I watched a video on a similar kit and it needed the parts from the kit to work and didn't work with factory power locks.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 AT 9:23 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TBIRD7778
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It worked with the system plugged into the control box.
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