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#1 OFFLINE   skynyrdmh


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:27 AM

Hey all,  ok here is the situation. When I bought my third Ford Edge (2007), all I got with it was the integrated key. So on my adventure to get a Key/FOB combo has been just that, an adventure!! But I digress on that story.


Fast forward to current date...... I have a brand new Ford Key/FOB (r-8070). The blade is cut and works flawlessly. The security chip is programmed and I can start the car with no issues. The problem is the FOB part. I tried, several times, to do the switch turn 8 times to program the FOB but it does not work. When I do attempt it... turn the key 8 times leave switch on and the locks cycle....hit ANY button on the FOB and the horn blows with every press of any button. BUT the FOB does not lock or unlock the doors.  I picked up 2 other broken FOB from an old junkers from a yard just to test and lo and behold 1 works and 1 blows the horn when buttons are pushed. Has anyone had this issue and can you please share what you have found?? I am totally confused. All batteries are good and I even took the FOBs to AutoZone to test with their FOB checker....all is good and broadcasting signal.


I thought about changing out circuit boards but the working boards wont fit into the working key case. That's my luck!!

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#2 OFFLINE   akirby


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:52 AM

I think somebody reported needing to use a different procedure but I don't remember the details or where I saw it.  Try doing a forum search here and/or google for alternate programming methods (even if it's from a different model).

#3 OFFLINE   candurin


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:45 AM

Try this for the FOB programming:

Procedure :

1.Close all doors, then open drivers door and press the Unlock button on drivers door while it is open, insert key into ignition.

2.Turn ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times within 8 seconds, with the 8th time ending in RUN. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming mode. (if the door locks do not cycle, then it was done incorrectly. You must start over by removing key and beginning from step 1)

(Off is the position where you can remove your key, RUN is the position just shy of starting your car.)

3.Within 10 seconds press any button on the first keyless remote to be programmed. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming. If you only have one remote then skip to step 5.

4.Within 10 seconds, press any button on the second keyless remote. Door locks will cycle again to confirm programming. Repeat step 4. for all other remotes.

5.Turn ignition to OFF. Locks will again cycle to indicate end of programming mode.
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#4 OFFLINE   skynyrdmh


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

Hey guys... just wanna say thanks for the input. None of the programming directions worked.  I ended up doing what I set out to do and all is good now.  I actually took 2 junk yard FOB's apart and a key blade from unit I bought and put them all back together again.  I now have a Key/FOB unit that works like it should.


I have heard since that when it comes to these keys and Fobs I had the information wrong??  I heard that you can have as many keys that start the car as you want BUT you can only have 4 working FOBs to lock and unlock the vehicle.  I had always thought it was the other way around. Maybe this is the issue I am having and the dealer didn't erase all the FOB's in the computer??



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