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Hello

I just bought a 2017 MKZ Reserve 2.0 with Technology Option.

Unfortunately it came with 1 Key FOB. If I buy another FOB from eBay can I program it on my own or do i go to the dealer??

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7 hours ago, Mike K said:

Hello

I just bought a 2017 MKZ Reserve 2.0 with Technology Option.

Unfortunately it came with 1 Key FOB. If I buy another FOB from eBay can I program it on my own or do i go to the dealer??

Hi Mike K. Congratulations on your new MKZ and welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum! A lot of good people and information here.

Unfortunately, you will need to go to a Lincoln of Ford Dealer, or a qualified locksmith who has the capability to program Lincoln IKT's/keyfobs. To be able to program a new IKT/keyfob, you need two (or more) already programmed keyfobs/IKT's in your possession. It is an anti-theft measure. How long ago did you purchase the car? Is it too late to have them include it in the sale...or at least provide one for you at a discounted price?

Either way, you need to have a Lincoln Dealer, Ford Dealer, or a qualified lockmith program a new/second IKT/keyfob. The IKT/keyfob programming instructions are in your Owners Manual. If you did not get a copy of your Owners Manual when you purchased your car, you can download the PDF version here: https://owner.lincoln.com/tools/account/how-tos/owner-manuals.html

Also, you may want to think about purchasing two new IKT's.  Have the Dealer program one, then you can program the second (unless they will program the second for free while they are at it). Then if you lose or break one in the future, you will still have two, allowing you to program a new one yourself.

I would also recommend registering and joining the Lincoln Owners website. There is a lot of good information about your new MKZ, discount service coupons etc, available there for our cars. You can register from the Lincoln Owners website link I provided above.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

Edited by bbf2530

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