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Key Programming Ford Expedition 2009-2017

Ford Expedition 2009-2017 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Ford Expedition.


ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):

1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.

If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming. If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.

To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.


About Ford Expedition

Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant began manufacturing of the 2009 models in July 2008 and continued through December of that year. In January 2009, manufacture of the Expedition, along with its sibling SUV, the Lincoln Navigator, and the Ford F-Series Super Duty, was shifted to the Kentucky Truck Assembly in Louisville. Until 2005, this facility manufactured the Ford Excursion.

The 6-speed 6R75 automatic transmission in the Expedition was replaced by an upgraded 6-speed 6R80 automatic transmission. The 6R80 boasts more robust internals, new software logic, and a tow/haul mode (which replaces the overdrive lock-out) that takes advantage of new uphill/downhill gradient shift logic for greater performance when towing or transporting large loads. The automated transmission’s six speeds can adapt for altitude, grade/slope, and current load circumstances. Additionally, the technology minimizes the transmission’s tendency to “hunt” for the proper gear(s) and offers engine brakes on descents. For the 2009 model year, the nine-passenger front bench seating option was eliminated, leaving just the eight-passenger seating option with two front bucket seats and two rear bench seats. and the chrome “Expedition” name plate badges on the left and right front doors have been removed. On the rear liftgate, the chrome “Expedition” nameplate emblem remains.

Additional features include the now-standard FlexFuel capability, which accepts gasoline, E85 (85% ethanol/15% gasoline), or a combination of the two, as well as the newly installed EasyFuel capless fuel-filling mechanism. The 5.4-liter V8/FlexFuel engine’s power rating was also increased to 310 horsepower (231 kW), while the torque rating remained same at 365 lbft (495 Nm). Additionally, for the 2009 model year, the maximum towing capacity was increased to 9,200 lb (4,200 kg) for the 4×2 and up to 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) for the 4×4.

Ford SYNC, an optional feature for the 2009 model year, and an all-new DVD-based voice-activated multi-entertainment/navigation system with liquid crystal touch display were among the new entertainment features added to the 2009 model year. The rearview camera system has been incorporated to display the video stream through the navigation screen rather than the rearview mirror; however, for Expeditions without the navigation system, the rearview mirror is still utilized to display images. The new navigation system includes up to 10 gigabytes of storage for over 2400 songs, a jukebox function, a screened photo display, iPod/Zune capability for downloading and charging, CD ripping, and integrated compatibility with cellphones and Bluetooth; the newly compatible Sirius Travel Link, which provides drivers with access to traffic, weather, sports, and local movie listings; and a “Route Guidance” mode for road and street information. Additionally, the steering wheel features a tilt feature and radio controls, including Ford SYNC buttons, which enable the driver to press the button and activate the system with voice commands. This feature became standard on Eddie Bauer, Limited, and King Ranch models. Tilt with radio control was an optional feature on the XLT when it was constructed at the Wayne facility, but became standard once production was moved to Louisville. A high-definition radio can be added as an accessory at any Ford dealership in the United States upon request. For 2009, heated second row outboard seats were added as standard equipment on Limited and King Ranch versions equipped with either the second row bench seat or the optional bucket seats.

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