2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

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billyunderwood
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2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:47 pm

When trying to program two new keys/fobs that I bought to my truck I get a message that says "Service procedure has been interrupted" when I click on erase and program keys. Also the dash lights flash and I hear a click inside the dash when I click the button. I get no more messages at this point and the process seems to stop. There is no progress bar and when I click on the message it sends me back to the screen where I have the option of selecting "erase and program keys". The exact same thing happens again when I click on it. I am stumped. Has anyone ran into this problem before? I am down to one key and I need to get my new ones programmed.

billyunderwood
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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:58 pm

No bites? Just my luck. I'm afraid there's something going on in the trucks software somehow or another. Seems like nobody wants to touch this whole PATS key programming deal. Surely some of y'all have ran into this before. Right?

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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by twisterrescue » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:29 pm

HI in pats programing .select enable spare key programing .then rerun program add additional keys. it is manditory to have (2) known good keys .follow on screen prompts . some cars and trucks had add additional disabled .this must be enabled to program keys

billyunderwood
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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:59 am

Thanks. I'll try that. The truck has 3 keys programmed to it which is the maximum if I'm not mistaken, so I'll have to erase them all then program the new ones. I'll admit this makes me a little nervous considering that the truck will not start if I can't get the new keys to program once I've done this.

billyunderwood
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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 pm

Boy am I in a pickle now. I managed to successfully erase all the existing keys to my truck, but I wasn't able to program 2 keys to the truck after that. The original key programed (I think) but neither of the other 2 new keys would. Bad keys? Anyway, the truck obviously will not start now and I gotta figure out what to do. Any suggestions?

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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by akinsella85 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 am

hi I have done the same with erasing all he keys so i could program a third but now i cannot program any. I think i am the same boat. Did you find a fix? thanks

billyunderwood
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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 am

I ended up taking my truck to the dealership. Hopefully I will at least be able to figure out what I did wrong. I learned one thing already. Programming keys is not to be taken lightly. :?

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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by akinsella85 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:59 pm

Bummer you had to take the truck to the dealership. Fortunately, after posting my reply last night, I was able to go through the procedure of adding keys after all were deleted and it worked. I was panicked though because it erased all my keys and wouldnt start and I was thinking that without a key detected that the obd module would loose connection with the car and I would not be able to try again and complete the process.

billyunderwood
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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:14 pm

I think the mistake I made may have been buying cheap keys from Ebay. I was warned not to do this but I did it anyway. I won't know if that is the problem for sure until the dealership gets it straightened out.

billyunderwood
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Re: 2014 F150 STX 5.0 problems erasing and programming new keys

Post by billyunderwood » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:38 pm

The dealership is saying that the body control module is bad on my truck and has to be replaced. They're telling me that they can't get it to communicate with their computer so that they can even try to program the keys. Has anyone else ran into this problem? I have read that some people are having trouble with the plug that connects to the bcm. This is frustrating to say the least.

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