2002 Ford Explorer Sport Keypad Code ...

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Keypad Code Location

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Since: Apr 11

Rancho Mirage, CA

#1 Apr 17, 2011
Most posts I am sure you have seen already are discussing where the keyless pad code is is for the 4 door explorer. My 2 door sport code is actually behind the air-bag passenger side. I just did this procedure so I know it as fact. You cannot see the code by removing the defrost vent as other posts have said. It is also not behind any panel behind the seat or in the jack area. 1) Lower the glove box lid, easily done by depressing the 2 catches on each side of the box. It just flops down. 2) use a #8mm socket to take off the 2 screws holding the bottom of the airbag. This will allow the entire bag to come out. If you can support the bag somehow you don't have to unplug it but I unplugged mine as it is easy to do. 3) remove using #7mm socket the yellowish large plastic module that is right in front of you now. There are 2 screws. On top of this module you will see the code in large numbers. It is all by itself and the largest numbers on the box. You can even lock the doors and try the code out a few times before putting everything back together. 4) write this code down anywhere, everywhere you can. I wrote it in black marker on the back of the flopped down glove box and also on the black plastic panel below the module I just took off. But you can write it on the inside of the fuse panel lid, etc. This is just for future use or even if you sell the Explorer so the next person does not have to go through all of this pain. 5) remember don't be afraid of the airbag. Just handle it with care and you will be fine. Also my Explorer was made January of 2002 as that might matter as to location of code, but honestly I feel many posters on this topic have never actually found it themselves. They are just reposting what they are reading.

Norman, OK

#2 Jun 6, 2011
Right on the money! Finally someone who knows where and how to look on a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport. Thanks!

Ontario, CA

#3 Jun 24, 2012
Thanks man

Arlington, TX

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Thanks. Will do this the next time I have an open window of opportunity. How long does it take?

Corona, CA

#5 Feb 20, 2013
Necessary to disconnect battery?

Vernon Hills, IL

#6 Aug 5, 2013
I just found the code on my 2002 explorer sport,it took all of 3 minutes. I popped out the defrost panel from the dash, got out of the vehicle and shined a flashlight thru the windshield into the opening where the panel I removed was. Now the module with the code on it is above the passenger airbag and directly below the dash, so you have to look in at a shallow angle. But the big bold numbers (which is the closest printed text to you)and easy to see, is the door code. Tested mine, it worked, put the panel back, and the whole experience lasted about 6 minutes. No need to unbolt airbag or disconnect the battery. I'm just ashamed I owned my sport for a year before I stumbled on this information.

Odessa, TX

#7 Jan 5, 2014
Thanks for the information!! Had been looking everywhere bro. Finally someone who knew their stuff..

United States

#8 Dec 25, 2014
I tryed the look through windshield I couldn't see it .next step removal of glove box. I hope I can find it..I'm not sure if its just mine or not but if I leave the keys in it while the car is running and close the door it automatically locks me out..I don't know much but I know its not suppose to do that...help

Eastpointe, MI

#9 Jun 5, 2015
I looked through the windshield and saw it barely but never the less it worked so just pop the defroster clip off and it'll take you 5 minutes with a screw driver to figure out the door code boo yah.......#works for real

North Las Vegas, NV

#10 Jun 15, 2015
Thru windshield definitely worked for me

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