Lincoln Navigator 2010-2017 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year Lincoln Navigator 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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 Navigator
For 2007, the Navigator was revamped with new aesthetic and mechanical improvements as part of the U326 program code designation. The Navigator received its most striking aesthetic makeover since its launch at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2006, with new front and rear fascias and side cladding. Fog lights integrated into the grille resembled those of historic Lincolns like the 1946-1948 Continental, and there were more complicated headlights and a more conspicuous “power dome” on the front end than before. The Lincoln MKZ-inspired taillights on the redesigned rear fascia, as well as chrome trim, including chrome lower body molding on the doors, were all welcome additions. The interior had a new dashboard and instrument panel with a lot of rectangular shapes, like the gauges, and a lot more real wood and satin nickel accents.
As part of the 2007 Navigator makeover, a new model called the Navigator L was created under the U418 program’s codename as well. The Navigator L’s load capacity is increased by 12 inches (305 mm) compared to the normal Navigator, making it comparable to the Cadillac Escalade ESV. The Expedition EL, a longer-wheelbase version of the Ford Expedition, was debuted at the same time as the Navigator L. Ford updated the Navigator and Expedition for 2007 on the T1 chassis, which also underpins the F-150 pickup from 2004 forward. It was more stiff than the preceding platform, resulting in improved driving dynamics for the Navigator. To improve handling and comfort, a five-link IRS was installed in place of the previous independent rear suspension.