Keys and Remote Controls Ford F150

Remote Control
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The term «IC:» before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

The typical operating range for your transmitter is approximately 33 ft (10 m). Vehicles with the remote start feature will have a greater range.

One of the following could cause a decrease in operating range:

  • Weather conditions.
  • Nearby radio towers.
  • Structures around the vehicle.
  • Other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.

The radio frequency used by your remote control can also be used by other radio transmitters, for example amateur radios, medical equipment, wireless headphones, wireless remote controls, cell phones, battery chargers and alarm systems. If the frequencies are jammed, you will not be able to use your remote control. You can lock and unlock the doors with the key.

Note: Make sure to lock your vehicle before leaving it unattended.

Note: If you are in range, the remote control will operate if you press any button unintentionally.

Note: The remote control contains sensitive electrical components. Exposure to moisture or impact may cause permanent damage.

Intelligent Access (If Equipped)

The system uses a radio frequency signal to communicate with your vehicle and authorize your vehicle to unlock when one of the following conditions are met:

  • You activate the front exterior door handle switch.
  • You press the luggage compartment button.
  • You press a button on the transmitter.

If excessive radio frequency interference is present in the area or if the transmitter battery is low, you may need to mechanically unlock your door. You can use the mechanical key blade in your intelligent access key to open the driver door in this situation. See Remote Control .


Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

Use the key blade to start your vehicle and unlock or lock the driver door from outside your vehicle. The integrated keyhead transmitter functions as a programmed ignition key that operates all the locks and starts your vehicle, as well as a remote control.


Press the button to release the key blade. Press and hold the button to fold the key blade back in when not in use.


Note: Your vehicle keys came with a security label that provides important key cut information. Keep the label in a safe place for future reference.

Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)

Note: You may not be able to shift out of park (P) unless the intelligent access key is inside your vehicle.


The intelligent access keys operate the power locks and the remote start system. The key must be in your vehicle to use the push button start.

Removable Key Blade

The intelligent access key also contains a removable key blade that you can use to unlock your vehicle.


Press the release button and pull the key blade out.


Note: Your vehicle keys came with a security label that provides important key cut information. Keep the label in a safe place for future reference.

Replacing the Battery

Keep batteries away from children to prevent ingestion.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death. If ingested, immediately seek medical attention.
If the battery compartment does not securely close, stop using the remote control and replace it as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep the remote control away from children. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

A message appears in the information display when the remote control battery is low. See Information Displays .

Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent.

Press the button to release the key blade before beginning the procedure.


  1. Insert a suitable tool, for example a screwdriver, in the position shown and gently push the
  2. Press the clip down to release the battery cover.


3. Carefully remove the cover.


Note: Do not touch the battery contacts or the printed circuit board with the screwdriver.

4. Insert a screwdriver as shown to release the battery.


5. Remove the battery.

6. Install a new battery with the + facing up.

7. Replace the battery cover.

Note: Refer to local regulations before you dispose of the remote control batteries.

Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.

Note: Replacing the battery does not erase the programmed key from your vehicle. The remote control should operate normally.

Intelligent Access Key

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery CR2450 or equivalent.


  1. Push the release button and pull the key blade out.


2. Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the key blade head to remove the battery cower.


3. Insert a suitable tool, for example a screwdriver, in the position shown and carefully remove the battery.

4. Install a new battery with the + facing upward.

5, Reinstall the battery housing cover onto the transmitter and install the key blade.

Car Finder

_Press the button twice within three seconds. The horn sounds and the direction indicators flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.

Sounding a Panic Alarm

Note: The panic alarm only operates when the ignition is off.

_Press the button to activate the alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to deactivate.

Remote Start (If Equipped)

WARNING: To avoid exhaust fumes, do not use remote start if your vehicle is parked indoors or in areas that are not well ventilated.

Note: Do not use remote start if your fuel level is low.

_The remote start button is on the transmitter.

This feature allows you to start your vehicle from the outside. The transmitter has an extended operating range.

If your vehicle has automatic climate control, you can configure it to operate when you remote start your vehicle. See Climate Control . A manual climate control system will run at the setting it was set to when you switched your vehicle off.

Many states and provinces have restrictions for the use of remote start. Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding remote start systems.

The remote start system does not work if:

  • The ignition is on.
  • The alarm system triggers.
  • You disable the feature.
  • The hood is open.
  • The transmission is not in park (P).
  • The vehicle battery voltage is too low.
  • The service engine soon light is on.

Remote Control Feedback (If Equipped)

An LED on the remote control provides status feedback of remote start or stop commands.

LED Status
Solid green Remote start successful
Solid red Remote stop successful
Blinking red Request failed or status not received
Blinking green Status incomplete

Remote Starting your Vehicle

Note: You must press each button within three seconds of each other. If you do not follow this sequence, your vehicle does not start remotely, the direction indicators do not flash twice and the horn does not sound.


To remote start your vehicle:

  1. Press the lock button to lock all the doors.
  2. Press the remote start button The exterior lamps flash twice.

The horn sounds if the system fails to start.

Note: You must press the push button ignition switch on the instrument panel once while applying the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.

The power windows do not work during remote start and the radio does not turn on automatically.

The parking lamps remain on and your vehicle will run for 5, 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the setting.

Extending the Engine Running Time

To extend the engine running time duration of your vehicle during remote start, repeat steps 1 and 2 while the engine is running. If the duration is set to 15 minutes, the duration extends by another 15 minutes. For example, if your vehicle had been running from the first remote start for 10 minutes, your vehicle continues to run now for a total of 30 minutes. You can extend the engine running time duration to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after the engine stops running.

Turning Your Vehicle Off After Remote Starting

_Press the button once. Your vehicle and the parking lamps turn off.

You may have to be closer to your vehicle than when starting due to ground reflection and the added noise of your running vehicle.

You can switch this feature on or off in the information display.

Memory Feature (If Equipped)

You can program your intelligent access key to recall memory positions. See Memory Function .


Replacement keys or remote controls can be purchased from an authorized dealer. Authorized dealers can program remote controls for your vehicle.

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