History of the Ford F-150 Key
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The Ford F-150 is one of the most popular cars in America. Originally introduced in 1975, according to wikipedia it was created to avoid certain emission control restrictions between the F-100 and the F-250. It's popularity has remained consistent over the years as the model continues to evolve and impress. The new 2021 Ford F-150 continues to impress with massaging seats that fully recline, a pop out desk that opens up and a convenient plug for hopping on your laptop. This video shows some of the new interior features.
Whether you are looking for a Ford F-150 key replacement, or you're a business owner stocking up on keys for this popular vehicle, here is a complete list of all Ford F-150 keys throughout the years.
The Ford F-150 Pickup 2WD and Ford F-150 4WD Pickup used a metal key blank set with a square head H51 Keyway for the door and ignition, and a round head H50 Keyway for the trunk and glove box
The 1992-1993 Ford F-150 Key switched to an H54 keyway.
Ford changed the ignition key to an H67 Keyway and introduced a remote to go alongside the metal key for the Ford F Series. The remote had lock, unlock, panic and trunk open functions and has the FCC GQ43VT4T. The H67 Key either came as a metal head or a plastic head.
From 1997-1998 the Ford F-150 (and other vehicles in the F Series) used an H75 non-transponder metal key.
The keyless entry remote component was replaced by a smaller version with the FCC CWTWB1U331 that came as a 3 button or 4 button option - this remote was used for Ford F-Series vehicles from 1998-2016 in addition to many other Ford Lincoln Mercury vehicles manufactured between 1998-2016. This remote is still very commonly used today as it covers a wide range of vehicles listed here.
The H72 Transponder Key was also introduced in this time as the first transponder chip key with chip 4C for 1999-2003 Ford F-150 and Ford F-250 vehicles. Chipped keys were introduced as an extra security measure so that it was no longer easy to steal a car just by copying the key. The chip also must be programmed to the vehicle for the car to start.
During 2004-2015 Ford F Series used an H92 Transponder Key with a 4D63 transponder chip.
Ford updated their keyway to a high security keyway with a 128 Bit 46 Chip and HU101 Keyway. Ford also merged their keyless entry remote and their transponder key into a flip key remote with an optional built in remote start button. The 3 button flip key has FCC N5F-A08TAA and works on 2015-2020 Ford F-150 vehicles, the 4 button flip key with remote start has FCC N5F-A08TDA and works on 2015-2020 Ford F-150 vehicles.
Between 2015-2017 the Ford F-150 also introduced a push button start. The key has 3 buttons and a small emergency key blade inside the fob. This key has FCC M3N-A2C31243800 and Part Number FL3T-15K601
The newest key model is the 3 button smart key. In 2018 this style was introduced as the new key version for Push to Start equipped vehicles. The new key has 3 button options and works for vehicles such as Ecosport, Edge, Explorer, F Series, Fusion and Ranger. The FCC is M3N-A2C93142300