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Old 03-14-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ceasefire49 View Post
use a zip code
I won't forget it again after all that. I did write it on my registration but I will remember and I knew it ended in 77 so it's just the first 3 numbers I forgot. No need to reset it.
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Originally Posted by DonziHauler View Post
I won't forget it again after all that. I did write it on my registration but I will remember and I knew it ended in 77 so it's just the first 3 numbers I forgot. No need to reset it.
You can add your own code, but you cannot change the original code.
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Rather than go through the time of removing the rear seat, I stopped in to a Ford dealer and they not only gave it to me, but reset it to a code of my choosing, for free. I'll go that route every time.
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Forscan will read it.
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Originally Posted by danlexani View Post
the code is printed on the brain which is behind the the rear bench.
i watched a simple youtube video on how to get to it for my used truck

i think i used this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cadt0N4M5g
but plenty of vids to watch
This is exactly where I found this 7 years ago,,, 2 years later, I found a credit card piece of plastic in the owners manual that had it printed on it !!
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Originally Posted by mick_man32 View Post
This is exactly where I found this 7 years ago,,, 2 years later, I found a credit card piece of plastic in the owners manual that had it printed on it !!
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Originally Posted by dukedkt442 View Post
Rather than go through the time of removing the rear seat, I stopped in to a Ford dealer and they not only gave it to me, but reset it to a code of my choosing, for free. I'll go that route every time.
Most dealers won't do that for free.

Actually, they did not reset it. They SET a code of your own choosing. The original code is still there. And, for those that don't read their owner's manual and find the existing plastic card in that folder, that code is sitting there for anyone to read - like the guy that parked your car at the restaurant.

The first thing I do with a new vehicle is remove the card from the vehicle...

Originally Posted by ceasefire49 View Post
use a zip code
Really bad idea. How many zip codes exist in any area...

Pick a code that you'll remember. Or, save it in your phone.
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Originally Posted by Ricktwuhk View Post
Most dealers won't do that for free.
Actually, they did not reset it. They SET a code of your own choosing. The original code is still there. And, for those that don't read their owner's manual and find the existing plastic card in that folder, that code is sitting there for anyone to read - like the guy that parked your car at the restaurant.
Dealers will provide lots of free services, all depending on how you approach them. I've received free inspections, filters, and parts from several dealers from several makes and dealers.

No, the card is not present in my owners manual, as that is the first place I checked.

Yes, they RESET the code, as the code set by the original owner of the truck has long since been forgotten. Of course, the MASTER code is and will always be there, but that is a such an obvious point that I didn't think it needed clarification, but thanks for doing that.

Nobody parks my cars for me, or drives my vehicles but me, so a valet snooping is not a concern.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by dukedkt442 View Post
Dealers will provide lots of free services, all depending on how you approach them. I've received free inspections, filters, and parts from several dealers from several makes and dealers.

No, the card is not present in my owners manual, as that is the first place I checked.

Yes, they RESET the code, as the code set by the original owner of the truck has long since been forgotten. Of course, the MASTER code is and will always be there, but that is a such an obvious point that I didn't think it needed clarification, but thanks for doing that.

Nobody parks my cars for me, or drives my vehicles but me, so a valet snooping is not a concern.
Got it.

If it was obvious to Ford owners that the master code could never be changed, then more of them might remove the code from their glove box... I'll bet over 50% of them leave it in there.

In addition, if they realized the master code could not be changed, they'd realize that every used Ford has the ability for the prior owner(s) to gain access via the master code. How many consider that?

My mother lives in a community with a clubhouse, golf, etc. Free valet parking is mandatory, no option (and no tipping). Therefore, her code would be easily accessed by any of the valets if she left the card in the vehicle.
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