How to Program 88 Ford Key FOB


Enter your Ford car with your ignition key and keyless remote.


Insert your key into the ignition and cycle the key "On" and then back "Off" eight times in 10 seconds.


End the eighth cycle with the key in the "On" position and wait for the door locks to click automatically to indicate the opening of the programming sequence.


Press and hold any button on your keyless remote and continue holding until the locks automatically cycle on and then off again. This may take up to 30 seconds of holding the button.


Remove your key from the ignition to end the programming sequence. Your remote is now coded.

Keyless entry remotes have been available on many Ford vehicles for years, and the technology can be installed on models that date back as far as the 1980s. Once you have a keyless entry transmitter installed by an automotive store or dealership, you can program your own FOB remotes in just minutes from your driver's seat. This programming requires only your car's ignition key and the key FOB itself.