You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!
See page 112 in the attached link and see if it will help. Replacing the battery should NOT lose fob programming, but you might be able to fix it by following these instructions from the user manual. Also make sure the battery is not in backwards. Don't ask me how I know.
The programming is in the vehicle module.
the fob simply sends a coded signal to the vehicle.
The vehicle compares the code to it's recognized list.
From the owners manual;
Note: Replacement of the battery will not cause the remote transmitter
to become deprogrammed from your vehicle. The remote transmitter
should operate normally after battery replacement.
Programming remote transmitters
It is necessary to have all (maximum of six — original and/or new) of
your remote transmitters available prior to beginning this procedure. If
all remote entry transmitters are not present during the programming
procedure, the transmitters that are not present during programming will
no longer operate the vehicle. Note: Do not press the brake pedal
anytime during this sequencing, as doing so will invalidate the procedure.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.