Ford Explorer: MyKey™ / Creating a MyKey

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Owners Manual / MyKey™ / Creating a MyKey

Use the touchscreen to create a MyKey:

  1. Insert the key you want to program into the ignition. If your vehicle has a push-button start, place the remote control into the backup slot. See Passive Anti-Theft System.
  2. Switch the ignition on.
  3. Access the main menu in the touchscreen and then scroll through the menus to change the settings of your MyKey. From the MyKey menu select the option Create MyKey. See Settings.
  4. When prompted, hold the OK button until you see a message informing you to label this key as a MyKey. The programmed restrictions apply when you key off, open and close the driver door and restart your vehicle with the programmed key or remote control.

You have successfully created a MyKey. Make sure you label it so you can distinguish it from the admin keys.

You can also program configurable settings for the key(s). See Programming and Changing Configurable Settings.

Programming and Changing Configurable Settings

Use the touchscreen to access your configurable MyKey settings.

  1. Switch the ignition on using an admin key or remote control you want to program.
  2. Access the main menu in the information display and then scroll through the menus to change the settings of your MyKey. See Settings.
  3. Follow the instructions in the touchscreen. The programmed restrictions apply when you switch the vehicle off, open and close the driver door and restart your vehicle with the programmed key or remote control.

Note: You can clear or change your MyKey settings at any time during the same key cycle as you created the MyKey. Once you have switched the vehicle off, however, you will need an admin key to change or clear your MyKey settings. When you make any changes to your MyKey settings, you change the settings for every MyKey. You cannot make individual changes to apply to certain MyKeys.

    Optional Settings

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    Clearing All MyKeys

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