Lincoln Mark LT 1997-2007 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 1997, 2006 and 2008 Lincoln Mark LT.
Lincoln Mark LT 1997
ORIGINATE NEW MASTER KEY:
1. Put the new key into the ignition. Turn it to the ON position. The dashboard security light will flash for 15 minutes. Once the dashboard security light stops flashing, you have five minutes to begin Step 2.
2. Turn the ignition OFF and then back to the ON position. The dashboard security light will flash for 15 additional minutes.
3. Repeat Step 2.
4. Once the dashboard security light has turned off for the third time, the key will be able to function in the car. It has been programmed into the car’s computer and has replaced ALL previous electronic key codes — the computer will not recognize any other key.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY:
1. Put the current key into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition ON and back to OFF.
3. Remove the current key and insert the new key, turning it ON. You MUST do this within 15 seconds.
4. The security light will switch on for two seconds, confirming that the key has been successfully programmed into the vehicle.
Lincoln Mark LT 1998 +
ADD KEY (Requires two working keys):
1. Put a current key into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition to ON, then back to the OFF position.
3. Remove the key and insert a second key. Turn it ON and back to the OFF position. You MUST do this within five seconds.
4. Before ten seconds have elapsed, put a new key in and turn the ignition ON. After one second, turn the key back to the OFF position.
5. The dashboard security light will glow for three seconds. This confirms the programming of the new key has been successful.
About Lincoln Mark LT
The Lincoln Mark LT is a luxury pickup vehicle manufactured and marketed by Lincoln. It went on sale for the first time in January 2005, for the 2006 model year. The Mark LT is essentially a luxury-trimmed variant of Ford’s iconic F-150 pickup. The Mark LT is the replacement for the unsuccessful Lincoln Blackwood, which was only available in 2002. The Mark LT was constructed on the same lines as the Ford F-150 at Ford’s River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Ford Cuautitlan Plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico.
The Ford F-150 pickup vehicle serves as the foundation for the Mark LT. It features four doors and the same 330-cubic-inch, 300-hp (224 kW; 304 PS) 5.4 L Triton V8. The Mark LT also featured all-wheel drive as an option.
Lincoln had aimed to sell 13,000 Mark LTs in the United States each year. The Mark LT outsold the Blackwood in its first year of sales, with 10,274 units sold in the first calendar year (February 2005 through February 2006). The 2006 Mark LT outsold the Cadillac Escalade EXT, but the 2007 EXT regularly outsold the Mark LT.
The Mark LT received a grille redesign in 2007, as well as an optional DVD-based navigation system and other luxury and visual improvements. The Mark LT gets a new color, Light French Silk clearcoat metallic, for 2008, as well as an optional rearview camera backup system.
After the 2008 model year, Ford discontinued sales of the Lincoln Mark LT in the United States and Canada. In its place, Ford introduced the Platinum trim level of the 2009 F-150.
Despite dismal sales and cancellations in the United States, Lincoln dealers in Mexico discovered the pickup to be the division’s best-selling vehicle. As a result, for the 2010 model year, Lincoln received an all-new Mark LT. The Mark LT shared its trim with the F-150 Platinum, which was based on the eleventh generation F-150 released a year previously. The Mark LT received a split grille in the style of the MKS and MKT to distinguish it from the Navigator.
Along with the F-150, the Mark LT was available in two configurations: the short-bed Dearborn and the long-bed Cuautitlán.
The Lincoln Mark LT was discontinued with the launch of the 2015 F-Series, making the 2014 model year the final for the Mark LT.
J.D. Power Quality rated the Mark LT as “among the best” in overall dependability for all three years it was manufactured (with a minimum 4 stars for the 2006 variant in initial quality).