2002 Keyless Entry Code

I've searched all over for the location of the "Computer Module" that the five digit code is supposedly on.
My wife bought a used Explorer 2002 XLT the we don't have the code to open
the keyless entry. The dealer wants $75 to find it for us. (We bought vehicle at CarMax not the dealer)
My stepfathers Expedition has it under the drivers side steering column. I looked in there as well as in the jack location as so many internet sites propose, not there either.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Brian
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I found this with a Yahoo search:
On 2002 and later Explorer and Mountaineer models the keyless entry computer module with the attached code is on the upper right hand pillar behind rear seat. Gently coax the upper panel off, then pull the lower panel slightly away at the front. You can read the 5 bold numerals fairly easy. It's a little tricky getting the top panel back, but a few tries will do it. I did it with a flashlight and dome light at night. Good luck.
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John Keiser wrote:

What you have said may or may not be true for a 2002 Explorer. During the 2002 model year Ford changed the keyless entry module. Vehicles built before March 2002 will have the number on the module like you stated above. Vehicles built after March 2002 use a different system and the module is different (called a "vehicle security module" or "body security module") and it is in a different location (rear, right hand side immediately behind the second row seats inside the "c" pillar, under the plastic trim) . I have heard that the code is not printed on the vehicle security module, although the Ford Service Manual says that it is. From the Ford Service Manual -
"The keyless entry keypad can be used to unlock the driver door or lock and unlock all the doors and release the liftgate window glass. It also lights the keypad lamp, allows one user code to be programmed and issues illuminated entry on/off requests to the instrument cluster when locking and unlocking.
"The permanent entry code is located on the owner code card in the glove compartment. It is electronically accessible using a diagnostic tool and is labeled on the central security module (early build) or vehicle security module (late build)."
The original style system ("vehicle security module") had the permanent code hardwired into the module at the module manufacturer. The "vehicle security module" is programmed with the code on the Ford production line.
Ed
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