Unlimited Lives of the Key Fob - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Unlimited Lives of the Key Fob

June 14, 2011


Halfway through the weekend, the Raptor's key fob quit on me. No honking horn or flashing lights no matter how close I was to it. I resorted to using the key. It worked fine, as they often do, but I did notice there's no key hole on the passenger's side. Whatever.

I figured the battery was dead in the fob, but someone alerted me to the fact that it probably just lost the code for the truck. So I RTFM and sure enough, there's a procedure you can perform to reprogram the fob. It involves turning the ignition switch on and off eight times in rapid fire succession followed by press one of the buttons on the fob itself. It wasn't quite Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right...but you get the idea.

I was just glad that the manual actually discussed the procedure. It seemed like one of those things that they would just assume leave to the dealer to take care of. Good on Ford for actually giving the owner a chance to fix something.on their own. And yes, the key fob works just fine now.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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