HOW TO GUIDE: Ford Mustang RKE Keyfob Programming

HOW TO GUIDE: Ford Mustang RKE Keyfob Programming 1

Ford Mustang RKE Keyfob Programming

Hello, guys. Here is the instruction on how to program the RKE Keyfob on your Ford Mustang from the years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 to 2020. Please follow the instructions below for your guide on how to do the Fob programming on the Ford Mustang.

Ford Mustang 1994-2009 RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Mustang 1994-2009 RKE Keyfob Programming

  1. Prepare Vehicle

    CLOSE and UNLOCK vehicle using power door locks.

  2. Enter Vehicle Programming Mode

    INSERT key into Ignition and TURN from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the 8th time ending in RUN. Door locks will cycle to confirm Programming Mode.

  3. Program Remote

    Within 20 seconds press any button on first keyless remote fob. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming.

    (Repeat immediately for any additional remotes to be programmed.)

  4. Exit Programming Mode

    Turn ignition to OFF. Locks will again cycle to indicate end of programming mode.

  5. Test Remotes

    Test all remotes. Programming is now complete.

Important:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • Obtain all remote transmitters for this vehicle. This procedure will erase all previously programmed remotes. You must program all existing and new remotes that you wish to use on the vehicle at this time.
  • You may clear your keyless entry system memory by entering programming mode as shown in the steps above.

Note: If your vehicle cannot enter programming mode, then you cannot program any remote.  This indicates either no keyless entry installed on the vehicle or a defective keyless entry receiver module.

Ford Mustang 2010-2014 RKE Keyfob Programming (TRANSPONDER KEY)

Ford Mustang 2010-2014 RKE Keyfob Programming (TRANSPONDER KEY)

  1. Enter Vehicle Programming Mode – Step 1

    INSERT a working transponder chip key into the ignition cylinder.

  2. Confirm First Transponder Chip Key

    TURN the ignition cylinder to ON (position 3) for 5 seconds and then back to OFF (position 1).

  3. Enter Vehicle Programming Mode – Step 2

    REMOVE the first working transponder chip key and INSERT a second working transponder chip key.

  4. Confirm Second Transponder Chip Key

    TURN the ignition cylinder to ON (position 3) for 5 seconds and then back to OFF (position 1).

  5. Activate Un-Programmed Transponder Key – Step 1

    REMOVE the second working transponder chip key and INSERT the un-programmed transponder chip key for activation within 20 seconds.

  6. Activate Un-Programmed Transponder Key – Step 2

    TURN the ignition cylinder to ON (position 3) for 6 seconds and then back to OFF (position 1).

  7. Exit Programming Mode

    The theft indicator light will respond by lighting up for 3 seconds to indicate successful programming of the new transponder chip key and an exit of programming mode.

  8. Test Remotes

    Test all remotes. Programming is now complete.

 

Ford Mustang 2010-2014 RKE Keyfob Programming (KEY FOB REMOTE)

Ford Mustang 2010-2014 RKE Keyfob Programming (KEY FOB REMOTE)

  1. Enter Vehicle Programming Mode

    Turn Ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the 8th time ending in RUN. Door locks will cycle to confirm Programming Mode.

  2. Program Remote

    Within 20 seconds press any button on first keyless remote fob. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming.

    (Repeat immediately for any additional remotes to be programmed.)

  3. Exit Programming Mode

    Turn ignition to OFF. Locks will again cycle to indicate end of programming mode.

  4. Test Remotes

    Test all remotes. Programming is now complete.

Important:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • Transponder Chip Key Programming
    • You must have 2 working transponder chip keys in order to program a new transponder without the assistance of a professional.
    • The key to be programmed must be cut prior to beginning this programming procedure.
  • Key Fob Remote Programming
    • Obtain all remote transmitters for this vehicle. This procedure will erase all previously programmed remotes. You must program all existing and new remotes that you wish to use on the vehicle at this time.
    • You may clear your keyless entry system memory by entering programming mode as shown in the steps above.

Note: If your vehicle cannot enter programming mode, then you cannot program any remote.  This indicates either no keyless entry installed on the vehicle or a defective keyless entry receiver module.

Ford Mustang 2015-2020 RKE Keyfob Programming (PROXIMITY SMART KEY FOB REMOTE)

Ford Mustang 2015-2020 RKE Keyfob Programming (PROXIMITY SMART KEY FOB REMOTE)

  1. Confirm First Programmed Smart Key – Step 1

    PLACE the first programmed smart key in the backup slot in the center console.

    The key ring MUST be at the top with the buttons facing towards the FRONT of the vehicle.

  2. Confirm First Programmed Smart Key – Step 2

    PRESS the START/STOP button on the vehicle.

  3. Confirm First Programmed Smart Key – Step 3

    WAIT 5 seconds and PRESS the START/STOP button on the vehicle AGAIN.

  4. Confirm First Programmed Smart Key – Step 4

    REMOVE the first programmed key from the center console.

  5. Confirm Second Programmed Smart Key – Step 1

    Within 10 seconds, PLACE the second programmed smart key in the backup slot in the center console.

  6. Confirm Second Programmed Smart Key – Step 2

    PRESS the START/STOP button on the vehicle.

  7. Confirm Second Programmed Smart Key – Step 3

    WAIT 5 seconds and PRESS the START/STOP button on the vehicle AGAIN.

  8. Confirm Second Programmed Smart Key – Step 4

    REMOVE the second programmed key from the center console.

  9. Program New Smart Key – Step 1

    WAIT 5 seconds and PLACE the NEW un-programmed smart key in the backup slot in the center console.

  10. Program New Smart Key – Step 2

    PRESS the START/STOP button on the vehicle.

  11. Program New Smart Key – Step 3

    WAIT 5 seconds and PRESS the START/STOP button on the vehicle AGAIN.

  12. Test Remotes

    TEST all remotes. Programming is complete.

Important:

  • Verify the following prior to following these instructions:
    • Your vehicle is equipped with keyless entry, and
    • You have a key fob remote that is compatible with your vehicle.
  • You MUST have 2 working smart keys (keys that start your vehicle) in order to perform this programming procedure without the assistance of a professional.
  • A MAXIMUM of 4 smart keys can be programmed to your vehicle. If you’ve had 4 programmed in the past, seek the assistance of a professional programmer.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is OFF prior to beginning this procedure. CLOSE all doors prior to beginning this procedure.
  • You MUST perform ALL steps within 30 seconds of starting the programming procedure.
  • You MUST wait 60 seconds before repeating the procedure after an unsuccessful attempt.

Note: If your vehicle cannot enter programming mode, then you cannot program any remote.  This indicates either no keyless entry installed on the vehicle or a defective keyless entry receiver module.

Hello, guys. The following are the instructions that will guide you through the process of programming the RKE Keyfob that came with your Ford Mustang model year 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020. Please be sure to follow the directions above as they will serve as your guide on how to configure the key fob for the Ford Mustang.

Thank you very much! This tutorial was compiled and researched with LOVE by Erwin Salarda.