How to Turn Off Ford MyKey

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Get a little extra safety when you or a family member is driving your new Ford around Cedar Creek with Ford MyKey. Even so, it's not a bad idea to turn it off every once and a while. If your exchanging the keys, or key fob, with a family remember or selling the car, you should understand how to turn off Ford MyKey. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes, and we've got a step-by-step guide for you here.

Step-by-Step: Ford MyKey Disable

The menus that allow you to disable the Ford MyKey system will only appear if the driver starts the vehicle with the admin key or admin key fob. Once you've located yours, follow these steps to clear all MyKey settings and in turn set each programmed MyKey to its factory "admin key" status:

  1. Turn the car on. Wait for the onboard computer and screen to turn on.
  2. find the steering wheel-mounted information display controls. Press the left arrow button to get to the main menu.
  3. At the main menu, select "Settings" by pressing "OK".
  4. In "Settings", find the options that is labeled "MyKey", then press "OK".
  5. In "MyKey", search for "Clear MyKey".
  6. Select this setting, then press and hold "OK" until the message "All MyKeys Cleared" appears on the screen.

What is Ford MyKey?

Does this sound a bit confusing or unfamiliar? Then you should take some time to familiarize yourself with this system. Like Ford SYNC®, Ford Remote Start, and Ford Pass, Ford MyKey is built for peace-of-mind and convenience during your Smithville drives. This system works as follows:

  • Ford MyKey allows one driver - the admin - to program restrictions for every other key used to drive that vehicle.
  • Drivers tend to use it to promote good driving behavior in teens or less experienced drivers.
  • It will limit distractions from entertainment features, lower the driver's available top speed, and help ensure the seat belt is being used in the front seats.
  • A driver who starts the vehicle with a programmed MyKey will be limited by the admin's predetermined speed, as well as being required to use technologies and safety features the vehicle has like Ford Co-Pilot360™, parking aids, and other Ford safety features.

Step-by-Step: Program Keys with MyKey

After turning off MyKey, you might decide to turn it back on again. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to reprogram a your Ford MyKey:

  1. Take the key that you would like to program and insert it into the ignition. If your Ford is equipped with push-button start, insert the key into the backup slot.
  2. Using the left arrow in your information display controls, access the main menu and navigate to "Settings."
  3. From here, scroll down and select "MyKey," then select "Create MyKey" from the new menu.
  4. The system will prompt you to select "OK," thereby labelling the key that's in the ignition as a MyKey.
  5. From this point forward, the key will be restricted upon starting up the vehicle until Ford MyKey is disabled.

If you want to change things like the restriction settings, audio system controls, or vehicle speed minders for your MyKeys, start the car with the admin key and get back to the "MyKey" menu. Find the feature you'd like to adjust the settings for and make whatever changes you want to.

Discover More Ford Technologies at Sames Bastrop Ford

Ford MyKey® is just one of the many benefits you'll get when you choose this namesake brand. Learn more about Ford-exclusive benefits when comparing Ford vs. Chevy models and CPO programs. Stop by our Ford dealership near LaGrange to learn more about Ford technology and services. If you have any questions or concerns about Ford technology or Ford parts, don't hesitate to contact us today!


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