HOW TO GUIDE: Ford Windstar RKE Keyfob Programming

A Simple Guide to Programming Your Ford Windstar's RKE Keyfob

Ford Windstar RKE Keyfob Programming

Hello, my friend. I compiled the tutorial on how to program the RKE Keyfob on the Ford Windstar from the years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Please follow the instructions below for your guide.

Ford Windstar 1994-1998 RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Windstar 1994-1997 RKE Keyfob Programming

  1. Enter Programming Mode – Step 1

    INSERT key into ignition and TURN from OFF to RUN/ACC.

    OFF is the position where you can remove your key, RUN/ACC is the position just shy of starting your vehicle.

  2. Enter Programming Mode – Step 2

    LOCATE the Programming Connector located behind the Glove Box Compartment.

    The Programming Connector consists of 2 wires and a plastic plug terminator with 2 pins.

    The pins will NOT be connected to anything.

  3. Enter Programming Mode – Step 3

    JUMP the 2 pins in the Programming Connector using a suitable metal jumping wire (example – paperclip).

  4. Program Remote

    PRESS any button on the remote to be programmed.

    Door locks will cycle Lock/Unlock to confirm successful programming of the remote.

    REPEAT this step IMMEDIATELY for any other remotes to be programmed to your vehicle.

  5. Exit Programming Mode

    TURN ignition to OFF to exit Programming Mode.

    The vehicle locks will cycle Lock/Unlock to indicate successful completion of programming.

  6. 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.

IF THE ABOVE TUTORIAL FAIL PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIO BELOW.

  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.

  5. Share

    If these programming instructions helped save you time and money, please consider sharing our website with friends and family so they can do the same.

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.

Ford Windstar 1998-2003 RKE Keyfob Programming

Ford Windstar 1998-2003 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.

  6. Share

    If these programming instructions helped save you time and money, please consider sharing our website with friends and family so they can do the same.

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.

Hello, my buddy. I created the tutorial on how to program the RKE Keyfob on the Ford Windstar for the years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. The tutorial covers all of those years. Please use this guide as a reference and follow the procedures above. I really hope that you are able to learn how to program the keyfob on your Ford Windstar with the help of this article.

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