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When do you use the door code?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by carymccarr, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Armin

    Armin New Member

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    As others said, the buttons have three functions.

    1) To open when the key is not there or locked inside (either on purpose or by accident as my wife did once).

    2) To open (1st button pressed) or close (last two buttons pressed together) when the key is in your pocket, handbag, etc. Nothing more annoying than having a luxury problem of having to take the key out of my jacket/pocket.

    3) To open the door when the battery of the fob died. It did on me once, when I was at the parking lot at the home depot. There is also the option of using the physical key and remove the plastic cap on the door, but in the Murphy's Law style pouring rain buttons are way faster. (And then place the key in the special slot in the center console to start and drive.)

    I always lock my car, even when on my drive way. The key is then inside far out of range. So using the buttons I can get in and out and get stuff in/out. My kids also know the code which helps in the morning so they can get in already, when I'm still collecting stuff inside. Etc etc. Once you know how it works the options are endless. Every time I get a non-Ford rental I miss the buttons.
     
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    This!!! two weeks after buying our '18 we parked in the lot of a cell phone company. came out and fob did not work. got in with code and truck recognized the fob inside and we started it and drove straight to dealership (couple blocks ... small town). anyway, service replaced battery in fob but advised that apparently at some establishments (particularly cell phone stores???) there is a high amount of interference that jams the fob outside the vehicle. Don't know if he was blowin' smoke but the only other time it has happened was in the very same parking lot a couple months later.
     
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    Pre-Corona I traveled frequently for work. Keys stay locked in the vehicle at the airport. I don't want to be in Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Portland or anywhere in New Jersey - why should my keys have to go to? What did they do wrong? Besides, Hertz is going to make me carry two of their bulky fobs while I use their car.
     
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    When I have to run in somewhere and want to leave the truck running with the kids inside.
    that is a very dangerous acting indeed
     
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    My wife will often use it if we split up at the store and she is meeting me back at the truck. This way she can sit down if she beats me back. My most common use of it, however, is to lock the doors with the vehicle running (truck won't allow you to lock it via any other means). I do this when I have my dogs with me in the winter/summer and I have to run in to a convenience store or something like that.
     
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    You know i thought the same thing at first. But then I realized I don't have all the facts.
    But instead of being judgmental and putting a crappy post on a pretty cool thread I figured I would need more facts.

    Are their animals what they call kids?
    Are their kids teenagers?
    Is one of their kids teenagers?
    Is running in somewhere A convenience store or going to a movie?
    (This list is endless since we have no clue of the circumstances)

    And if I truly was worried about the kids, I would have Personal Messaged Flying 68 and asked, not ruin a great thread with judgmental negativity that has nothing to do with the original post.

    With all the judgmental crap in the world social media, news and people on the street can't we just have one place without it?

    This is a truck forum not facebook what do you say we treat it as such, post stuff about our trucks, help each other, so we all can get our trucks home safe and get a little relief from the hell that is our world today.
     
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    I’ve had the keypad on my last 6 Fords. I even had it custom installed on my ‘93 Bronco. I just picked up a 2008 Bullitt and I’m going to have it installed in that too.

    I have needed it when I locked my keys in the Expedition recently. I arrived early somewhere and turned off the truck but left the keys in the ignition. I browsed on my phone for like 30 minutes and forgot about the keys. Got out and left them behind. Locked truck with door lock. Was able to get back in with code. I was over 100 miles from home.

    Like others have said. Kids know the code so they can unlock it themselves to retrieve stuff or simply get in the car without having to wait for me.

    I found it most useful before remote start. I could start the car and lock it up running. Use code to get back in. Also useful when key holes are frozen or iced over.

    Also had my fobs go bad over time. So key pad gets me in until I replaced them.
     
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    I’ve had the keypad on my last 6 Fords. I even had it custom installed on my ‘93 Bronco. I just picked up a 2008 Bullitt and I’m going to have it installed in that too.

    I have needed it when I locked my keys in the Expedition recently. I arrived early somewhere and turned off the truck but left the keys in the ignition. I browsed on my phone for like 30 minutes and forgot about the keys. Got out and left them behind. Locked truck with door lock. Was able to get back in with code. I was over 100 miles from home.

    Like others have said. Kids know the code so they can unlock it themselves to retrieve stuff or simply get in the car without having to wait for me.

    I found it most useful before remote start. I could start the car and lock it up running. Use code to get back in. Also useful when key holes are frozen or iced over.

    Also had my fobs go bad over time. So key pad gets me in until I replaced them.
     
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    Funny you mention that because I just saw a newer Mustang with the stick-on Ford keypad - the car was white and the owner painted the keypad surround body color. Normally the surround is a flat black, but color keyed, it looked really sharp.
     
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    To coupe11: I bought mine used also. There is a master code that you can use to set your own code. If I remember correctly, it is somewhere in the vehicle(although I can't remember where). I think I asked a dealer how to find it. Maybe someone in the forum can tell you. I use mine all the time.
     

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