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Keypad Factory Code

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#1 lbarzin

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

Just bought a 2010 MKZ and am really happy with it - spent some time yesterday trying to get the factory code for the keypad so I can set a personal code, but since I am not the first owner and don't have the wallet card, I couldn't get started.  Called my local Lincoln dealer and they said - "Sure - bring the car and $60 dollars in and we'll retrieve it for you".  Not thrilled with that response I looked around the internet and found the answer in the Mercury Milan forum.  Get an extendable inspection mirror from your local hardware store for a few bucks and extend it up under the dashboard just to the left of the steering wheel. Next to and slightly above the fuse box there are a bunch of modules but only one will have a 5-digit number on a white sticker. You need the mirror to read it, but with the mirror it took me less than 30 seconds.

 

Also - the printed documentation for setting the personal codes leaves out one critical step. You to have the key in the ignition to set a personal code (I left the sunroof open during the process  just in case I locked it by mistake). Once I did that the process went as advertised. Hope this helps someone out there and saves them the $50-60 that the unhelpful dealers wanted.


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#2 ctrcbob

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

Great tip.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

Thanks, My dealer wants $30, so I'll have a steak dinner instead...lol



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

 The above procedure for finding the Keypad Factory Code worked perfectly for my 2011 MKZ.  I can verify it works quick and easy. 

 

If you want to try it, be prepared to read the numerals in mirror image, while lying on your back on the drivers side floor mat, one tool in each hand, with feet out the door on the garage floor.  

Tools used: Inspection mirror with adjustable ball in socket joint and 8" handle. Small hand held LED flashlight. One tool for each hand.

 

Use mirror to find the five digit black on white tag as indicated in the original post.  You will see the digits mirror inverted.

Don't forget to have a paper pad and pencil handy within reach while you're on your back on the floor mat.  Then record the code on paper.

 

Next get out and lock the car.  Punch in the code on the front door keypad and click-click it works.

 

If the car does not unlock, the probably the previous owner changed the code.  Time to call the Lincoln service guys. 

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:57 AM

 


If the car does not unlock, the probably the previous owner changed the code.  Time to call the Lincoln service guys. 

 

Cheers

 

Entering a personal code does not override the factory code.  The factory code will always work.  It cannot be "changed" by the owner.

 

OM:

 

 
The factory set code will work even if you have set your own personal code.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:02 AM

Don't know about the 2010, but the 2014 you can do it if you have both intelligent access keys.

Remove the rubber covering in the cup holder, place first key in the backup slot. Press Start Stop and wait a few seconds. Press Start/Stop again and remove key. Insert the second key into the back slot then press start/stop. The factory code will be displayed in the information display in a few seconds...

Page 69-70 of my manual.

Edited by Davisjl, 24 July 2014 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

Don't know about the 2010, but the 2014 you can do it if you have both intelligent access keys.

Remove the rubber covering in the cup holder, place first key in the backup slot. Press Start Stop and wait a few seconds. Press Start/Stop again and remove key. Insert the second key into the back slot then press start/stop. The factory code will be displayed in the information display in a few seconds...

Page 69-70 of my manual.

The pre-2013s don't have that capability.



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 05:41 PM

I was able to find my code using the lay on your back trick, I used a flashlight and my iPhone camera to snap a picture of the 5 digit code, worked like a charm, thank you!



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:27 PM

My dealer did it for free when I had my car in for service.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:06 AM

My dealer did it for free when I had my car in for service.

 

Now that's what we should expect from a "real" Lincoln dealer.


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:29 PM

Did that when we bought a used 09 Fusion SEL- snapped pic with the iPhone and got the code. My 13 Fusion Hybrid had an identity crisis last week and wouldn't recognize either remote- and keypad was blank too, but remote start still worked.  Cycled through the remote start/stop a few times and got the keypad to light up and got it unlocked.  Reading through the owner's manual and found the way to bring up the door code (with keys in my case).  Dealer had to erase and reprogram both remotes to get them to work.   



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:18 PM

I just saw the sticker, peeled it off, memorized the code & stuck it back on.

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:42 PM

Hello All

 

I have a 2014 MKZ Hybrid that I just recently purchased. I have not had it into the dealer yet in order to get the factory set key pad code. I have tried the procedure in the owners manual for obtaining the code in the information display and not having any luck in getting the display. I have tried it countless times with every subtle difference I can think of. 

 

If anyone can clue me in on what I am doing wrong I would certainly appreciate it. The Dealer tells me it never works, but I have a hard time believing that about Lincoln.

 

Thanks in advance to any one who can help.

 

Paul S



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:31 PM

On my 2012 MKZ I used the lay on the floor method. There was a barely visible sticker above a bundle of wires to the left (as looking up at it) of the steering column. I used a compact mirror of my wife's to view it. The 5 digit number ended with an "L" making for 6 characters. Drop the "L" and the code worked. Thanks for the information all...



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:26 PM

Just bought a 2010 MKZ and am really happy with it - spent some time yesterday trying to get the factory code for the keypad so I can set a personal code, but since I am not the first owner and don't have the wallet card, I couldn't get started.  Called my local Lincoln dealer and they said - "Sure - bring the car and $60 dollars in and we'll retrieve it for you".  Not thrilled with that response I looked around the internet and found the answer in the Mercury Milan forum.  Get an extendable inspection mirror from your local hardware store for a few bucks and extend it up under the dashboard just to the left of the steering wheel. Next to and slightly above the fuse box there are a bunch of modules but only one will have a 5-digit number on a white sticker. You need the mirror to read it, but with the mirror it took me less than 30 seconds.
 
Also - the printed documentation for setting the personal codes leaves out one critical step. You to have the key in the ignition to set a personal code (I left the sunroof open during the process  just in case I locked it by mistake). Once I did that the process went as advertised. Hope this helps someone out there and saves them the $50-60 that the unhelpful dealers wanted.


Awesome. I just bought a 2010 mkz with 30k. HOW THE HECK do I enter my own code. I do have the factory code.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

Awesome. I just bought a 2010 mkz with 30k. HOW THE HECK do I enter my own code. I do have the factory code.

 

 

Programming a personal entry code and keypad association to
memory feature

To create your own personal entry code:
1. Enter the factory set code.
2. Within five seconds press the 1 • 2 on the keypad.
3. Enter your personal 5-digit code. Each number must be entered
within five seconds of each other.
4. For memory recall feature, enter the sixth digit 1 • 2 to store driver 1
settings or 3 • 4 to store driver 2 settings.
Note: Pressing 5 • 6, 7 • 8, or 9 • 0 keypad numbers as a sixth digit
will not recall a driver memory setting.
Note: The factory-set code cannot be associated with a memory setting.
Locks and Security
5. The doors will lock then unlock to confirm that your personal entry
code has been programmed to the module.

Tips:
• Do not set a code that uses five of the same number.
• Do not use five numbers in sequential order.
• The factory set code will work even if you have set your own personal
code.

If you don't have an owner's manual, you can get an online edition here.








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