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Keyless entry question


January 17, 2010
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City, State
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 5.0 AWD XLT
My 97 ex has keyless entry with the pad on the outside of the door.When I bought the truck a couple years ago it came with a key fob.It would not work to lock or unlock the doors.I got the number off the keyless entry module and the system works properly when I use the keypad.When I tried to program the fob the truck recognized my request to program but would not respond to the fob when I tried to get it to shake hands with the K.E. module.I took the fob apart and tested the battery with a voltmeter(good) and made sure the contacts in the fob were clean.I then stole the working fob from my F-150 and tried the programming again with no success.According to my research they take the same fob so it should of worked.Any ideas where to go from here?


Village Idiot
Elite Explorer
May 31, 1999
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City, State
Trenton, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
98 ExSport, '00 F-150
Are you sure you have the correct model fob to go with the system? They're not all the same...