Mine is cut into the door but you don't need to do that any more. Ford now sells a self adhesive, wireless accessory keypad, as shown in the first post. There have been some excellent deals on these on eBay recently.
Yeah I want to do that mod as soon as I get my power locks fixed. I am gonna cut the door to do it tho. I like the look of it sitting flush better.
You will need a used keypad and control unit (such as from an early-to-mid nineties Taurus) to do it that way. The Taurus-style control unit will not work in a Ranger without some modifications. John Griggs used to modify boxes for the conversion but I don't believe he's doing that any more.
True....didnt think of that lol, I guess you could program it to work an actuator if you were a genius maybe?
This unit will only work with a Ford Keyless Entry Module. Every keyless entry system has their own unique RF(Radio Frequency). They are designed this way so that when you are unlocking your car, your not also unlocking your neighbors. And as far as I know, there is no way to change these frequencies. So your stuck with you got..