Key pad

Tiny
CHEVY__88
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  • 2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
How to reset the key code?
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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 5:05 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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If you mean the door code, the process is simple.

First you need the vehicles permanent five digit entry code. You can get that by having a Ford/Lincoln dealer scan the cars computer with a factory tool and retrieving the code.

You enter that code, within 5 seconds you then push the 1/2 button to enter the programming mode. (If you hold the button for two seconds all codes will be erased, the door locks will cycle confirming this) This essentially shuts down the ability to unlock the car using the keypad until a new code is programmed in.

Enter the new code you want. To add that to the personality system (one, two or three) push 1/2 button for position one, 3/4 button for position two, and five/six button for position three within seven seconds of entering the number code. The doors will lock and unlock to confirm code entry.
(If you do not understand that part - You can program all the setting like seats, mirrors, radio, heat and such. You can set those up so you get in, push a button and everything adjusts to your settings. You can add the key code on the door to that. Then when you use the keypad to unlock the door it will adjust all those items. You can set three different key codes for that system, so you could have one, spouse another and child a different one)

If you want to enter more codes for other personalities do it within seven seconds of the locks cycling after the last step.

At this point you can also program the remote key-less system if you do so within seven seconds.

To exit program mode press 7/8 and 9/0 together or wait until the door module times out.

Or the simpler process, have the same dealer that pulls the permanent code do this process. Just write down the code(s) you want to use and have them do the job. Should not take them long to do. Probably whatever they charge for a minimum.
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Saturday, February 25th, 2017 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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Can I do it myself?
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Saturday, February 25th, 2017 AT 6:33 AM
Tiny
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And do I have to scan it or are the numbers somewhere else?
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Saturday, February 25th, 2017 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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I have always just pulled the number from the computer with the scan tool so I never really checked further. On all Lincolns the original number for the doors is in a sticker on the trunk hinge

(not after 2004)
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Saturday, February 25th, 2017 AT 8:00 AM
Tiny
PAULROSIE
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  • 2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
2000 Lincoln Town Car

lost the ignition key
dealer says it is anti theft = programing
owner(my boss) found key that might be the one.
Key unlocks wheel and systems comeon.
Ignition causes the starter to operate
but car willnot catch and opoerate
there is gas
is this cause the car has not run for bout 2 weeks? Or is this the anit theft devices (?) Preventing it fromgetting fuel or?
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JEEPFAN
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Is the key a copy? If im not sure but I think those keys have a device in the key itself like a chip and if its a copy of the original key it would work everything except for the signal wouldnt be sent for fuel delivery.
If this is the case you can give the dealership the vin and they can get you a key
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PAULROSIE
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Thank you
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