Lincoln MKZ 2008-2016 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year Lincoln MKZ 2008,2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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 Lincoln MKZ
As a concept car, the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr debuted at the New York International Auto Show in 2004 as an affordable luxury sedan. A waterfall grille and jeweled quad projector beam headlights were standard on the front end (HID headlights were available). In addition to LED taillights and chrome exhaust tips on the Zephyr’s rear fascia, the car’s beltline is finished in chrome trim. All Zephyrs came standard with 17×7.5-inch painted aluminum wheels and low-profile tires, with chrome wheels available as an option.
When Lincoln resurrected the Zephyr moniker in the fall of 2005, it was using the Mazda 6’s CD3 chassis. The Zephyr moniker was originally used by Lincoln for its Lincoln-Zephyr mid-size car range in the late 1930s. Mercury had previously used the moniker “Zephyr” for various vehicles based on the Fox Platform during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
As with the Fusion and Milan, the Zephyr’s sole powertrain was a 3.0-liter DOHC Duratec V6 paired to an Aisin 6-speed automated transmission. The interior of the Lincoln is largely unique, as is the way the equipment is packaged. The base MSRP for the 2006 Zephyr was $28,995 USD, and the vehicle could be had for $35,340 USD with all of the available options.
The Zephyr was advertised as a successor for Lincoln’s previous entry-level mid-size, the rear-wheel-drive Lincoln LS, despite its lower size and front-wheel drive configuration. When the Zephyr debuted and the LS was phased out, the two models were sold side by side for the 2006 model year to ensure a smooth transition. LS sales ended in September 2006, and the MKZ model, now known as the MKZ, began in September 2007. Resurrecting the Zephyr name was a choice Lincoln made in his early years, before World War II. To compete with Packard One-Twenty and Cadillac LaSalle, Lincoln under Edsel Ford, Henry Ford’s only son, wanted to produce a smaller model to compete with the Lincoln K-series, which was a full-size sedan at the time.