I just got a 1996 Grand Marquis LS. It has a keyless entry pad. I am the
3rd owner and I bought it from an estate sale. There is no record of the
combination for the key pad. I had an 86 Nissan Maxima that I was able to
reset the system to set a new master combination. Is there anyway to do
something like this on the Grand Marquis?
You need to locate the permanent entry code. Once you have this you can
program in an alternate code by following the instructions in the
owner's guide. For a 1996 the dealer can't read the code any easier than
you can (i.e., it is not electronically readable). It is possible that
the original dealer has it recorded in their records, but I doubt you
even know the original dealers name. Ford did provide means of
determining the code -
The system's permanent entry code was originally located in four places:
1) on the owner's warranty card.
2) on a label on the inside of the luggage compartment door (aka, the
3) on an owner's code card.
4) on the driver door module.
Since you bought the car used, you probably can only count on 2 and 4.
It is possible that someone has removed the code sticker from the trunk,
but you should look. It will be a 5 digit number on a little white
sticker. If the sticker is gone, then you will need to read the sticker
on the driver's door module. To access this module, you will need to
remove the driver's door trim panel.
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