Key Programming: Lincoln MKS 2010-2014

Key Programming Lincoln MKS 2010-2014

Lincoln MKS 2010-2014 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for Lincoln MKS for the year 2010 and 2014.


A maximum of four intelligent access keys can be programmed to your vehicle. If you would like to replace a previously programmed access key with a new access key, or if you already have four access keys programmed to your vehicle, you must take your vehicle and all access keys to your authorized dealer to be erased and reprogrammed.



You must have two previously programmed intelligent access keys inside the vehicle and the new un-programmed intelligent access keys readily accessible. If two previously programmed keys are not available, you must take your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the spare key(s)

Ensure that the vehicle is off before beginning this procedure. Ensure that all doors are closed before beginning this procedure and that all doors remain closed throughout the procedure. Perform this procedure exactly as described below, and perform all steps within 30 seconds of starting the sequence. If any steps are performed out of sequence, stop and wait at least one minute before starting again.

Please read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.

1. Place the new un-programmed intelligent access key in the pocket inside the center console utility compartment.

2. Press the driver or passenger power door unlock control three times.

3. Press and release the brake pedal one time.

4. Press the driver or passenger power door lock control three times.

5. Press and release the brake pedal one time. The indicator on the Start/Stop button should begin to rapidly flash, indicating that the programming mode has been entered and two programmed intelligent access keys have been detected in the vehicle.

6. Within one minute, press the start/stop button. A message will be displayed on the message center indicating that the new Intelligent Access Key was programmed. If four intelligent access keys have already been programmed to your vehicle, you cannot program anymore and the message. MAX # OF KEYS LEARNED will be displayed on the message center.

7. Remove Intelligent Access Key from utility compartment pocket and press the unlock or lock control on the newly programmed intelligent access keys to exit programming mode.

8. Verify that the remote entry functions operate (lock, unlock) and that the vehicle starts with new Intelligent Access Key.

If the Intelligent Access Key has been successfully programmed, it can be used to activate the Intelligent Access with Push Button Start feature and can be used to start your vehicle.



About Lincoln MKS

Now that the massive, elderly Town Car has been out of showrooms for a couple of years, the 2014 Lincoln MKS may finally be able to escape from the shadows of its forefathers. The MKS is nothing like that archaic land barge; it’s a hefty four-door premium sedan intended for American-sized folks that’s also a bit of a sleeper. It’s loaded with luxurious features and modern technology for a car in its sixth model year, but it’s also a surprisingly good performer—even though you’d never guess it from the outside.

There are a number of worthy competitors to the MKS in the crowded segment of mid-size to large sedans in the near-luxury class. Although the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are all true luxury brands, the Infiniti TK (née M37), Lexus GS, and Volvo S80 compete directly. In comparison to that group of vehicles, the Lincoln MKS is slightly larger, with significantly more shoulder room inside—particularly in the front. The high beltline and short, shortened roofline arch limit backseat capacity, but the beautiful posture works well from the outside, despite its narrow and rather high-waisted proportions.

Inside, at least in the front seat, the serene, polished style stands in stark contrast to the gaudy theatrics found in some of its competitors. The front seats are all-day comfortable, and the MKS interior is exceptionally silent on all surfaces (there’s even active noise cancellation).

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