Ford Keyless Entry KEYPAD: How To Add & Program a New Keypad

Ford Keyless Entry KEYPAD: How To Add & Program a New Keypad

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The Ford Keyless Entry Keypad allows to unlock your vehicle, you guessed it, without using your keys. Turns out we use it a lot when going for a bike ride or skiing, because we like to pack light and getting stabbed by your keys when crashing is no fun. We’re no beach bums, but we heard surfers love it as well! It’s possible to order the Keyless Entry Keypad with a new vehicle, or to add one (or up to 8) later. After using the keypad on our Ford Transit for two years, we’re adding a second one on the passenger-side for more convenience. Here is how to install and program it!

These procedures apply to pre-2020 Ford Transit only.

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Pre-2020 Transit


Ford Keyless KeypadL2Z-14A626-AAs Required!Amazon
Ford Keyless KeypadKB3Z-14A626-A
(Must change to TYPE 1 communication)
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How To Program RF Keypad:


If you have the newer style keypad (KB3Z-14A626-A), you must first change it to TYPE 1 communication:



1- Press 1/2, 3/4, 9/0 buttons simultaneously for at least one second.

2- Enter the master code to reveal the current configuration:

  • One flash per second = Communication Type 2.
  • Three flashes per second = Communication Type 1.

3- Change the communication protocol:

  • Press 9/0 button to change to Type 2.
  • Press 1/2 button to change to Type 1.

How to program additional Keyless Entry RF Keypad(s)

1- Make sure to have ALL the remote devices (RF keypad, IKT and FOB):

Ford RF Keypad FOB IKT

If missing, any remote device will not work after the programmation.

2- Unlock the vehicle:


3- Turn ignition from OFF to RUN (not start) 4 times within six seconds, ending at OFF:


The system will chime to confirm you entered program mode. Some vehicles may require 8 times instead of 4.

4- Press any key of a FOB or IKT within 10 seconds of the previous step:

The system will chime to confirm the FOB or IKT has been programmed. Repeat this step to program other FOB and IKT.

5- Press 7/8 & 9/0 button simultaneously of a RF Keypad within 10 seconds of the previous step:

RF Keypad Ford programmation

The system will chime to confirm the RF Keypad has been programmed. Repeat this step to program other RF Keypads.

6- Turn ignition to RUN.


The system will exit program mode.

How To Change the Code on the RF Keyless Entry Keypad

1- Enter the factory code (as indicated on your code card):


2- Press and hold 1/2 button for 1 second, within 5 seconds of the previous step:

The 9/0 button will flash twice to indicate that the RF Keypad is in programming mode.

RF Keypad Ford programmation 1_2

3- Enter your desired personal 5-digit code, within 5 seconds of the previous step:

Each digit must be entered within 5 seconds of the previous digit.

RF Keyless Entry Keypad Ford Unlock

The vehicle doors will unlock-lock-unlock to confirm that your personal code has been programmed to the keypad and the 9/0 button will flash twice to confirm that the keypad has exited programming mode.

How To Install the RF Keyless Entry Keypad on Your Ford Vehicle

1- Clean the surface with the provided wipe:


For proper adhesion, the mounting surface should be at least 60°F (15°C).

2- Pull the tape tabs off the keypad tape:


3- Press onto the door surface:


How To Use the Ford RF Keyless Entry Keypad

1- To unlock, enter your 5-digit code:

RF Keyless Entry Keypad Ford Unlock

Each digit must be pressed within five seconds of each other.

2- To lock all doors, press 7/8 and 9/0 buttons simultaneously:

RF Keypad Ford programmation

That's it, you're good to go!

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47 thoughts on “Ford Keyless Entry KEYPAD: How To Add & Program a New Keypad”

  1. Hi Antoine,
    Merci pour votre site et les information tres utiles.
    For the Keypad, on your new van were you able to program additional yourself?
    I have a 2023 Transit and it appears it is no longer possible to add using the method provide above.

  2. Please add this the my earlier comment about a keyless keypad for a 2021 Ford Transit: There are two different keyless entry keypads available for the 2021 Ford Transit. One keypad works on vehicles with the Passive Anti-Theft Security System, and the other keypad works on vehicles without the Passive Anti-Theft Security System. I know this because I bought the wrong keypad and was informed by the dealer when I took the van to the dealer to add the keyless entry keypad. I have the Passive Anti-Theft Security System. The keypad I bought that didn’t work with my van was KB3Z14A626B.

  3. I have a 2021 Transit with a perimeter alarm and remote start that works though the FordPass app on my phone. I think Ford calls the perimeter alarm the Passive Anti-Theft System. I bought a keyless entry keypad thinking I could get my van in programming mode and add the keypad by turning the van on and off per the instructions above or the instructions in my owners manual. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get the van in programming mode using the ignition. If you read section in your owners manual about the Passive Anti-Theft System versus vehicles without the passive anti-theft system, you’ll discover you need to have the deal add the keyless keypad. My dealer in Kirkland, WA charges ~$120 for the keypad and $209 to add the keypad to the vans anti-theft system. If you’re ordering a new van with passive anti-theft/perimeter alarm/remote start, do yourself a favor, and order the van with the keyless entry keypad.

  4. Thank you for providing the info on installing a keypad. What year is your Transit. (I understand that the part number varies for different model years.

    Thanks again.

  5. Will this procedure work for a 2021 Ford Ranger? All I keep reading and hearing is that you have to have the dealer program the keypad. Has anyone tried it on a 2021 Ranger?

    • I was able to find programming information in the owners manual. For my 2021 Ford Transit, I found the programming information in the on-line owners manual at:
      and selecting the Owners Manual (HTML). The programming section is under Keys and Remote Controls, then Remote Control – Vehicles With: Passive Anti-Theft System or Remote Control – Vehicles Without: Passive Anti-Theft System.
      If you aren’t sure if you have the Passive Anti-Theft System, you can look at the window sticker from when you bought your vehicle, the order sheet from when you bought your vehicle, or maybe by contacting the dealer.


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