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Old 09-27-2011
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can any one tell me why my ranger 2004 will not go in to program mode so i can program a new key fob i have try turning ignition on and off 8 times in 10 secons but nothing happens thanks for any help,
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are you programming a third key ? you have to use 2 preprogrammed keys then insert the third... If you don't have 2 then maybe someone else can help...
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Old 09-28-2011
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i do not want to do the key i want to do the keyless entry fob, in the book it just says turn ignition on off 8 times in 10 seconds your door should lock an open on buttons then press lock button on 1st fob then press lock button on 2nd fob but i can not get car to go into program mode. thanks
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Old 09-28-2011
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Looks like youíre doing it correctly...but from the instructions below (and my experience) make sure you leave the key in the "on" position after the eighth turn.

Also, make sure all your doors are closed. I tried programming a key fob earlier this year in a trailblazer, and was doing it over and over with the driverís door open and it would never I know 1st hand that's something thatís easily overlooked as well.

Copied instructions from Wiki Answers (

Sit in the vehicle with the doors closed with a PATS key that's already programmed for the vehicle and ALL key fob remotes you want to work with the vehicle including new un-programmed key fob remote.
With the doors unlocked, insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the on position eight times in quick succession. When doing this, do Not turn the key far enough to start the engine and don't turn it all the way to the steering column lock position.

........1.............2.............3............. 4............5.............6.............7........ .....8.

Leave the key in the "ON" position on the eighth time.
The door locks will automatically LOCK and UNLOCK indicating the vehicle is now in the Key Remote programming mode.

Finally press the LOCK button on each remote (Key Fob), one at a time.
When you do this, the vehicle will respond with a quick down-up of the door lock buttons for each remote. Remove the key from the ignition and try the remote(s) again to make sure the programming was successful.

Make sure you have ALL remotes that are going to be used with the vehicle with you when you follow the above instructions. It isn't actually the key fob remote that gets programmed. Its the vehicle's computer that is programmed to accept the unique number that is hard coded into every remote. A programming session doesn't ADD remotes to the computers memory, it WIPES OUT the old remote memory and replaces it with just the remotes programmed in this session.
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