i think the fcc # you are talking about is the one thats stamped on just
about any remote control object.. its the fcc law number, nothing to do
with the bandwidth of the signal or such.. probably on one for each car,
and other radio control stuff..
Jim, you are referring to the Part 95 designation.
The Fcc ID number does in fact identify the radio circuitry uniqueness.
The most common examples you may be familiar with would be two completely
different appearing VCR's from different "manufacturers" (brand names) with
perhaps similar features. If the FCC ID number is the same, then they are
actually made by the same company and are essentially identical in age and
operation, except for locations of buttons or displays, a missing or extra
feature or two (and the remotes would be interchangeable too). Think along
the lines of Radio Shack or Kenmore branded items versus the manufacturers
own brand (GE, Panasonic, Uniden, Sony, etc.).
It is easy to believe that Ford does NOT manufacture its own radio equipment
for keyless entry. The OP seems to have discovered this quite readily.
The question then becomes, why mess around dealing with a KIA shop and
probably pay extra, as opposed to just walking in to a Ford store and
getting exactly what you need? A quick web search will turn up some Ford
parts discounters, too.
the KIA thing on ebay is a buy now for $20, nobody has bid on it, I only
need one, my other one works but the plastic has broken and it wont fit on a
key chain, I cant find any on the web cheaper, the seem to sell for $50+,
maybe you get 2? the second keyless entry isnt a huge priority of mine, its
been broken for about a year I check on ebay from time to time, this is the
second time I saw a KIA on there, more rare to find a Ford one with my FCC #
for $35 you can buy a new keyless entry system with two new remotes at
: I need a new keyless entry, I searched on ebay by the FCC # and the only
: that came up says KIA on it, think it will work?
For $20 on Ebay, I'd try it. If the FCC number is right, it should work.
You will need to train the car to recognize the new remote. I bought a
couple for my CV on Ebay - I think they were for Mercury cars, but they
work. My car came with a peanut shaped remote and you can only buy square
ones these days...
Try this link for ebay and if your remote LOOKS like this one it will
work!!!!! I know it says the fob is for a focus but Ford only has like 4
different types. You can almost be certain by the physical appearance of
the device. I recently purchased 2 fobs on ebay that stated they were for a
mustang and a focus but they both work on a 03 Expedition. If the new one
looks EXACTLY like the original it is most likely the same.
Peterbert here are a couple of more options for ebay
5 button remote for power door
Older windstar style remote
When you are on ebays site search using "descriptions" and use the phrase
"windstar keyless remote" and you will get dozens of returns.
Ford used to sell Code Alarm brand under their brand name.
They have a lifetime warranty. You can get it replaced over the parts
counter at the Ford dealership. You might have to try more than one
dealership, I have had those replace free. The box in the car too.
You need the right one, forget fooling around with this. The coding
has to be the same, and there is no reason to think anything that is
"wrong" would work. I wouldn't count on the FCC ID having anything to
do with the coding. It has to do with the radio part.
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