Ford Five Hundred 2007 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2007 Ford Five Hundred.
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 Five Hundred
Ford Motor Company enhanced its vehicle safety technology capabilities as part of its 1999 acquisition of Volvo Cars and inclusion into the Premier Automotive Group. The company also began development of a D186 Taurus replacement as part of the transaction. The Ford Prodigy concept car debuted at the New York Auto Show in 2000. Designed as part of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, the Prodigy was a 72-mile-per-gallon diesel-electric hybrid vehicle that would introduce much of the exterior appearance of the Five Hundred. It also served as the first Ford to employ the horizontal “three-bar” grille (which made its production debut on the 2006 Ford Fusion).
The Ford Five Hundred began production on July 12, 2004, at Chicago Assembly (the previous assembly site for the Ford Taurus), and went on sale to the general public in September of that year. The Ford Five Hundred is the successor of the Ford Taurus.
During the development of the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego, a quality control method known as Total Vehicle Geometry was implemented (TVG). Designated by Volvo, the TVG is mainly computer-based, providing access to all prototype data and results at every level of the design process for designers, engineers, and suppliers. As a result of increased participation and access, the fit and finish of prototype parts improved, resulting in a reduction in the time required for preliminary production cars, often known as pilot vehicles.
In addition to its straightforward style, the Five Hundred is notable for its spacious interior cabin, noticeable greenhouse, and high H-point seating. The Five Hundred was developed by George Bucher as Chief Designer under the supervision of Ford Vice President of Design, J Mays.