HOW TO GUIDE: Ford Ranger RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Ranger RKE Keyfob Programming tutorial instruction

Ford Ranger RKE Keyfob Programming

The step-by-step instructions on how to program the RKE keyfob on the Ford Ranger from the years 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019 and 2020. Please follow the instructions below for your guide on how to perform the Keyfob RKE programming.

Ford Ranger 1995-1997 RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Ranger 1995-1997 RKE Keyfob Programming

  1. Enter Vehicle Programming Mode

    INSERT key into Ignition and TURN from OFF to RUN 5 times within 10 seconds, with the 5th 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.
  • 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 Ranger 1998-2011 RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Ranger 1998-2011 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 Ranger 2019-2020 RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Ranger 2019-2020 RKE Keyfob Programming

  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.

Here you will find detailed instructions for programming the remote keyless entry (RKE) fob in your 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019, or 2020 Ford Ranger.

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