I just bought a new to me, '09 F-150 4X4. It is plush on the inside and didn't have too many miles on it. One thing that was lacking in the owners manual or any other material in the owners package was the code to unlock the doors. The local Ford dealer wants $75 to get the code for me. I was told there was a site one could go in the internet, plug in some information about the vehicle and the code would be displayed. Does anyone know about this? It would be appreciated greatly.
Okay, I assume the passenger side kick panel is on the right side of the floorboard to the front of the door jamb. Now the question begs to be answered is how do I get this panel safely removed and reinstalled?
It finally stopped raining and while it hasn't warmed up much, I got out there and pulled that kick panel off to see if I could find the label on the fuse box. It wasn't there!
When I bought this truck, and buddy of mine that lives near said he had a real good friend that was a certified Ford tech at a dealership not far west (30 miles) from us that would treat me right. My buddy has a F150 as well and said that he has all his service work done through this guy. Anyway, I called my buddy and told him that the local dealership wanted $75 to hook up and pull the code down for me. He gave his pal's name and number to me, I called him, told him who I was and who referred me and told him my situation. He said come on out - I was already on the way being just one exit from where he was. After the short drive I pulled into the service bay and he met me at the overhead door, computer and interface cable in hand. Two minutes later I had my code.
I asked him how much I owed him and the only thing he said was the opportunity at some future service work. I told him that he had it all.
Small town competition is da chits! I lived in the cut throat metro area of Houston for twenty five years and NEVER got this kind of service out of Jack Roach Ford. They may not even be there anymore, but it dates myself if they aren't.
The dealer I bought it from is a Toyota dealer. I know the owner but they don't have the interface nor the software to do diagnostics on Fords. I bought the truck knowing that I was buying 'as is' with no warranty other than what remains on the original factory warranty. It all worked out in the end though.