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How to program key on Explorer UP?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by twr7cx, July 31, 2011.

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    1. twr7cx

      twr7cx New Member

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      I purchased through eBay a replacement key for my 1998 Ford UP Explorer XT 4.0L V6 OHV. Took it to a local lock smith and had it cut, but they were unable to program it because apparently it is a genuine key. Took it to another locksmith that specialises in the electronic vehicle keys and they tell me that they don't program the key, but the program, the car, and I would need to leave them with the car for an hour and they can sort it out, no dramas.
      Anyone know if I can do this at home? I assume it's just a process of putting the car into some mode and then leaving it until the immobiliser times out and then it relearns (or something similar along these lines). Any ideas?
       
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      Is it a key, or key fob. If a key fob, the owners manual explains how to program it.
       

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