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Old 08-13-2007, 05:11 PM
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Using OEM keyless entry on a street rod

Ok, so I've been mulling over the idea of trying to put together an OEM Ford keyless entry system for my old bucket of bolts, the 35 Ford pickup.

On the door of my 06 F350 dually, I have the most wonderfull item ever put on a vehicle, a keypad with a set of numbered pushbuttons.

Being that this is my work vehicle, I use that means of entry constantly, even going so far as locking my keys in the car when I know I'll be underwater for an extended period of time. Nothing like not worrying that someone could pick up your keys and gain access to your truck while you're working on somebodys pool.

I'm hoping that someone on here (DocVette?) can tell me all of the components required to retrofit such a system into an older vehicle.

Of course I'll need the "keypad" itself, and I have to assume that it ties into some sort of factory module. Maybe even ties into the factory alarm, computer?
I appreciate any help you guys can provide, thanks - Karl.

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With no stinkin remote to lose/break. A skinny-dipper's delight, for sure.

Fox-body T-birds & Cougars supposedly have a box in the trunk that controls the keyless-entry system. I've had a T-bird with that system for years, and I'd love to know how to put one in an older car. Or a newer one, for that matter. Let me know if you ever figure out how.

Somebody at www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com had a diagram of how to change the combination on one a few years ago, but I think that thread died during a server change. Might check there and see if anybody has any info.

Again, if you ever find out how, please PM me.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:34 AM
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They are all similar in function. From the donor car, remove the keypad from the door and the module from the trunk. The harness wont be easy since it is integrated in the vehicle harness. It would be best to cut the harness out of the donor car then pull the wires you need by following a wiring diagram from the exact vehicle you are pulling the parts from. Ford changed the wiring from time to time on vehicles and the wiring colors may change from one car to the next. It is all basic electrical components and a fairly simple operation. There are about 20 wires that go to the module. Study the wiring diagram to see how it works. I'll try to find a diagram and email it to you. PM me if I don't get back to you in a few days to remind me.

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Old 08-14-2007, 02:55 PM
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Hey Ross, any suggestions as to the best donor vehicle? I was thinking maybe an Explorer, F150, or a similar vehicle.
Do any of the higher end vehicles such as a Lincoln have a better looking keypad?

Thanks - Karl.
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You could try this

http://www.a1electric.com/Merchant2/...ct_Code=KE1601

I have bought from these guys before

This would be a lot easier than trying to concoct one.

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Old 08-14-2007, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Bryan, good link, those guys have a sh** load of wiring accessories!

If I can find a place to hide it, that one would work good. I'm sure that an OEM keypad could be adapted to their stuff if I found a better looking OEM keypad.

Thanks again, Later - Karl.
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Thanks from me, too. I've been looking for that for years.
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