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Old 03-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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Never understood why the door keypad entry, when ( on XLT ) key is still needed to start engine. Realized that I can hide spare key inside cab, lock truck with Fob, and use keypad in emergency (lost 1st key ) to unlock and get spare key. Been trying to find a magnetic key holder, that weather resistent to hide key under bumpers till now.
 
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:11 AM
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It's also handy for locking your truck while it's running with the keys in it while you run in to grab a coffee in the bitter winter. Just sayin
 
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:15 AM
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My truck was optioned with the safe option in the center console. Never thought I would use that, but man is it awesome. Parked in a big city, throw your valuables in there including the keys. Same with the gym. Keys and wallet locked in there.
 
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Never understood why the door keypad entry, when ( on XLT ) key is still needed to start engine. Realized that I can hide spare key inside cab, lock truck with Fob, and use keypad in emergency (lost 1st key ) to unlock and get spare key. Been trying to find a magnetic key holder, that weather resistent to hide key under bumpers till now.
My 2018 XL F250 did not come with the "Securicode Keypad"; I bought one and installed it.
My 2018 Taurus's both have the same.
Our two Grand Marquis also have the keypad.
I will not have a vehicle without the keypad. Makes life too easy ... Lock while running. Store key in vehicle (out of sight) rather than worry about losing it at a sports park, while camping/hiking, drops out of my pocket at Dr's office, etc ...

The issue with the proximity keyfob is that you have to take it with you; the risk is that your leave it someone by accident (or worse, lose it). Never going to be a problem with my vehicles. Leave the key in it, lock 'er up, and she'll be right there ready when I return.



 
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I thought the same thing when I got my truck with a keypad on the door for the first time. "When the heck would you ever use THAT?"

Well, after a few weeks I fell in love with it. One of the best features ever.
 
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Have not had a vehicle without the key pad since '99.. Anytime we go anywhere I wouldn't want to lose the keys.. hunting, hiking, mountain biking etc etc.. just toss the keys in the truck, hit the last two keys to lock. Know you won't lose your keys.

We like the concept so much we added it to our last camper, our current camper came with it.
 
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I don't use my keypad often but when I do, I REALLY need it. Unfortunately, I use it so infrequently that I A) Forget the code and B) forget the keystrokes that do what I want.
 
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Mine doesn't have the mfg keypad but has anyone tried this one?

https://accessories.ford.com/actuator-asy.html
 
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That's not worth it, just add the door keypad it's easy enough.
 
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I just got my truck and really like the keypad. I've already adapted to leaving keys, I use to carry around in my pocket, in the truck. The convenience of being able to leave it running and grabbing food or whatever is nice.
 
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I use it when I am out racing...truck sits in the pits and I can give everyone the code to get in without giving away my keys.
 
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Mine doesn't have the mfg keypad but has anyone tried this one?

https://accessories.ford.com/actuator-asy.html
If that works with your vehicle, $85 is cheap.
 
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I am the same as all of you. When I had my first F150 with it, I had no idea what I would use it for. I have gotten in the habit of leaving my keys in the truck now when I go in for a coffee, gym, etc. When I bought my super duty, I programmed the code to match that of the 150 I traded in.
 
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My 2018 XL F250 did not come with the "Securicode Keypad"; I bought one and installed it.
My 2018 Taurus's both have the same.
Our two Grand Marquis also have the keypad.
I will not have a vehicle without the keypad. Makes life too easy ... Lock while running. Store key in vehicle (out of sight) rather than worry about losing it at a sports park, while camping/hiking, drops out of my pocket at Dr's office, etc ...

The issue with the proximity keyfob is that you have to take it with you; the risk is that your leave it someone by accident (or worse, lose it). Never going to be a problem with my vehicles. Leave the key in it, lock 'er up, and she'll be right there ready when I return.
I have the proximity fob and can leave it in the truck. If I lock the truck using the keypad, the proximity feature wonít allow you to simply stick your hand in the handle and unlock the truck. Itís the same as having an actual key inside the vehicle. Very smart engineering by Ford on that feature.

I love the keypad too. I use it all the time. Is was one of the features I was most excited to have when I switched over to Ford. Forgot the keys in the house and want to grab something out of the truck, use the keypad. Leave the truck parked at an oil lease and quading in to the forest, you guessed it, lock the keys in the truck.
 
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When your dog locks the doors on you, you'll be glad you have the pad.
 

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