- November 3, 2021
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hello , do you have the new codes for the 16 and later models?Hello All,
I have converted my 2013 Police Utility Explorer to accept the remote lock and start functions. This procedure was verified for my vehicle. My VIN is 1FM5K8AR1DGA723XX and here was my procedure. It took a lot of digging around the forums so I thought I would share this in one place. I am not a Ford Tech and changing Hex Values in your vehicle can lead to problems and /or damage. I am not responsible for any damage by using this information.
These are the steps that I followed.
bbfly-BF32302 USB modified FTDI chip OBD-II Scan Tool for Windows ELMconfig Forscan HS-CAN / MS-CAN Ford Mazda OBD2
from amazon for $22.97 plus shipping. This is the USB type of interface (ELM327) and has the built in HS (High Speed) and MS (Middle Speed) toggle switch needed to completely load all values of the Forscan program. I choose this one because the others are wireless and I did not want to interrupt the programing by loss of signal or power. By the way, when using Forscan with your laptop, do not let the corner of the laptop hit the "on" radio button on the center console. The energizing of the radio causes the Forscan program to stop.
OEM 2013 2014 2015 FORD EXPLORER 5B KEYLESS REMOTE START UNCUT KEY 164-R8000
OEM REMOTE NOT CHEAP CHINESE KNOCKOFF
from eBay for $59.99. This is the 5 button Ford remote key blank. DO NOT HAVE THIS KEY CUT UNTIL THE LAST STEP.
BRAND NEW OEM REMOTE START HOOD SWITCH SENSOR FORD 2011-14 EDGE 2011-13 EXPLORER
from eBay for $22.80. I have not received this item yet but I have installed a jumper wire under the hood as a temporary test.This hood switch preforms an interlock to prevent the starting of the engine if the hood is in the open position. Note: Before purchasing this item verify that your vehicle has the wiring plug in the engine compartment. It is located in the engine compartment near the front on the driver's side headlight/fender area.
You will need a laptop computer and Forscan software to continue this install.
4. Go to the Forscan website WWW.FORSCAN.ORG and download the free version under the toolbar "Download". The one to download is "FORScan version 2.3.12 beta for Windows". Once installed go to the next step.
5. Connect your laptop using the interface switch cable to your OBD Link plug. Run the forscan program with the regular ignition key in the "ON" position. The program is user friendly and prompts you along the way. It will create and save an as built file for your VIN. It will also generate a program hardware ID number. Look around the program and get familiar with it. Now disconnect it from your truck. Note: I went to the Ford Fleet website and downloaded my VIN As Built and made a hard copy in case I had a programing problem. Go to
https://www.motorcraftservice.com/AsBuiltI to get your as built.
6. Go back to the internet to the the Forscan website and register for the free 2 month license. Click the "Link to Extended License key generator". After you register they will email you notifying that you account is activated. This took a day in my case.
7. Go back to the forscan website and load the license key .
Now you are ready to program the car.
8. Connect as in step 5. The program will prompt and guild you with set up. Make sure that you are not in the demo mode. The demo mode is under the "sprocket" icon on the left side tool bar.
9. Enable the keyless remote in the program. This is under the regular BdyCM. Now hit the play button.
10. Go to the "computer chip" icon and highlight BdyCM Module (As Built) Body Code under the Configuration and Program tab. Hit the play button and look at line 720-01-03 and change it to 808A 0000B5 (Yes B5, some info on the forums say 35 but B5 is correct for my vehicle). Hit Write and follow the prompts.
11. Go to the "computer chip" icon and highlight IPC Module As Built. Hit the play button and look at 726-18-01 and change it to 0100 0005 4C. Hit Write and follow the prompts.
12. Turn off program and disconnect.
13. Install the hood switch. It is located near the front of the engine compartment on the driver's side near the headlight. Or make a test jumper from a short piece of wire and insert it into the female side of the plug once you have disconnected it from the dummy end.
14. Once these changes have been made, you’ll need to program the blank key(s). The instructions I found are as follows:
Close the driver’s door, then using the buttons on the driver’s door lock, unlock, lock, and unlock the doors.
Cycle the ignition key off to on 8 times, ending with the key on.
The locks should now cycle. Each time this happens you have 20 seconds to complete the next action.
Press any button on the first remote, the locks will cycle to confirm.
Press any button on the second remote, the locks will cycle to confirm.
Continue with any additional remotes (up to 4 total, I believe) or turn the key off to exit programming mode. The locks will cycle again to confirm leaving programming mode.
15. Reconnect laptop and OBD2, turn regular ignition key to the "ON" position. Load the forscan program.
16. Go to the "computer chip" icon on left side tool bar and highlight BdyCM Module (As Built)Body Code under the Configuration and Program tab. Change code value 726-19-01 to Enable, 0148, follow the prompt instructions and then disconnect the laptop and interface.
17. Your remote start should now be able to work. Press the "lock" button once then press the center button twice. The truck should start. If there is a problem the horn will sound once and headlights lights will flash.
18. Once verified that the remote key functions, take the key blank to the locksmith and have it cut. It cost me $8 to have this done.
19. Remove test jumper and install hood switch.
This was how I did my truck, I programed the lock/unlock first to make sure the remote key worked before proceeding to the remote start programming. My key works for a good distance. Hopes this helps, your mileage may vary.....