2023 FORD Edge Keys and Remote Controls User Guide


2023 FORD Edge Keys and Remote Controls

In the realm of modern automotive convenience and security, the 2023 Ford Edge takes a stride forward with its advanced keys and remote controls. These compact yet powerful tools not only grant access to the vehicle but also encapsulate a realm of functionalities that extend beyond traditional expectations. Keyless entry, remote start, and keyless ignition bring an air of ease and efficiency, seamlessly integrating into the daily routine. With the evolution of technology, these keys are no longer mere mechanical devices but gateways to a range of capabilities.


WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The term “IC:” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Make sure a valid remote control is within 3 ft (1 m) from the front door handles and rear of vehicle.

The system may not function if:

  • The remote control remains stationary for about a minute.
  • The vehicle battery has no charge.
  • The remote control battery has no charge.
  • There is interference causing issues with the remote control frequencies.
  • The remote control is too close to metal objects or electronic devices, for example keys or a cell phone.


Use your remote control to access various vehicle systems.
Note: The buttons on your remote may vary depending on the vehicle region or options.

  • 2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-1Unlock: Press the button to unlock all doors. See Unlocking and Locking the Doors Using the Remote Control.
  • 2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-2Lock: E138623 Press the button to lock all doors. See Unlocking and Locking the Doors Using the Remote Contro.
  • 2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-3Remote Start (If Equipped)
    E138625 Press the button to remote start. See Remotely Starting and Stopping the Vehicle.
  • 2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-4Liftgate (If Equipped)
    E267940 Press the button to open or close the liftgate. See Opening the Liftgate.
  • 2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-5Panic Alarm (If Equipped)
    E138624Press the button to sound the panic alarm. See Sounding the Panic Alarm.



Push the release button on your passive key and pull the key blade out.


2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-7Press the button to sound the panic alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to turn it off.

Note: The panic alarm only operates when the ignition is off.


2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-8Press the lock button twice within three seconds. The turn signal lamps flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle.


WARNING: Keep batteries away from children to prevent ingestion. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death. If ingested, immediately seek medical attention.
WARNING: If the battery compartment does not securely close, stop using the remote control and replace it as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep the remote control away from children. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

The remote control uses one coin-type 3-volt lithium battery CR2450 or equivalent.

  1. Push the release button and pull the key blade out.
  2. Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the key blade head to remove the battery cover.2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-11
  3. Insert a screwdriver, and carefully remove the battery.
  4. Install a new battery with the + facing upward.
  5. Reinstall the battery housing cover onto the transmitter and install the key blade.

2023-FORD-Edge-Keys-and-Remote-Contols-fig-12Dispose of old batteries in an environmentally friendly way. Seek advice from your local authority about recycling old batteries.

Note: Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.
Note: Replacing the battery does not erase the programmed key from your vehicle. The remote control should operate normally.


You can purchase replacement keys or remote controls from an authorized dealer. Authorized dealers can program remote controls for your vehicle.

Note: You can program a maximum of four remote controls to your vehicle.
Note: If your programmed remote controls are lost or stolen and you do not have an extra coded remote, you need to have your vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. Store an extra programmed remote away from your vehicle in a safe place to help prevent any inconvenience. Contact an authorized dealer to purchase additional spare or replacement remotes.

You must have two previously programmed remote controls inside your vehicle and the new unprogrammed remote controls readily accessible. Contact an authorized dealer to have the spare remote control programmed if two previously programmed remotes are not available. Make sure that your vehicle is off before beginning this procedure. Make sure that you close all the doors before beginning and that they remain closed throughout the procedure. Perform all steps within 30 seconds of starting the sequence. Stop and wait for at least one minute before starting again if you perform any steps out of sequence.Read and understand the entire procedure before you begin.

Programming Backup Location


  1. Open the center console lid (1).
  2. Place the first programmed remote in the backup slot inside the center console (2), with your foot off the brake pedal press and release the push button ignition switch.
  3. Wait a few seconds and then press and release the push button ignition switch again.
  4. Remove the remote control.
  5. Within 10 seconds, place a second programmed remote control in the backup slot. Press and release the push button ignition switch.
  6. Wait a few seconds and then press and release the push button ignition switch again. Keep the ignition on for a few seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
  7. Remove the remote control.
  8. Place the unprogrammed remote control in the backup slot and press and release the push button ignition switch.

Programming is now complete. With your foot on the brake pedal press the push button ignition switch to verify the remote control functions operate and your vehicle starts with the new remote control.

If programming was not successful, wait 10 seconds and repeat Steps 1 through 7. If you are still unsuccessful, contact an authorized dealer to program remote controls for your vehicle.


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Key Battery Low Replace Soon Replace remote control battery.


1. How many keys typically come with the 2023 Ford Edge upon purchase?

The 2023 Ford Edge usually comes with two keys upon purchase.

2. Can I purchase additional keys for the 2023 Edge?

Yes, you can usually purchase additional keys from a Ford dealership.

3. What type of key does the 2023 Edge use – traditional or keyless entry?

The 2023 Edge often comes equipped with keyless entry technology, allowing for remote locking and unlocking.

4. Can I program a new key myself for the 2023 Edge?

Programming a new key for the 2023 Edge often requires professional assistance from a Ford dealership or qualified locksmith.

5. Does the 2023 Edge offer a remote start feature?

Yes, many models of the 2023 Edge come with a remote start feature that allows you to start the engine remotely using the key fob.

6. Is there a keyless ignition system available for the 2023 Edge?

Yes, the 2023 Edge might offer a keyless ignition system that allows you to start the engine without inserting a physical key.

7. Can I replace a lost key for the 2023 Edge without replacing the entire lock system?

In many cases, a lost key can be replaced without changing the entire lock system. Contact a Ford dealership for assistance.

8. What is the process to replace a damaged or malfunctioning key fob for the 2023 Edge?

To replace a damaged key fob, you typically need to visit a Ford dealership to obtain a new fob and have it programmed to work with your vehicle.

9. Is there a battery replacement process for the key fob of the 2023 Edge?

Yes, key fobs often have replaceable batteries. Refer to the owner’s manual for instructions on how to replace the battery.

10. Can I reprogram a key fob myself for the 2023 Edge?

Reprogramming a key fob for the 2023 Edge often requires professional tools and expertise, so it’s recommended to seek help from a dealership or locksmith.

11. Is there a backup physical key provided in case the key fob malfunctions for the 2023 Edge?

Some models of the 2023 Edge might come with a backup physical key integrated into the key fob for emergency access.

12. Can I disable the keyless entry feature for the 2023 Edge?

The keyless entry feature is often integrated into the vehicle’s electronics and may not be easily disabled.

13. Is there a panic button on the key fob of the 2023 Edge?

Yes, many key fobs for the 2023 Edge come with a panic button that activates the vehicle’s alarm in case of an emergency.

14. Can I program a spare key fob for the 2023 Edge myself?

Programming a spare key fob often requires specialized equipment, so it’s recommended to have it programmed by a Ford dealership or locksmith.

15. How can I ensure the security of my key fob’s signal against hacking or theft in the 2023 Edge?

To protect against signal hacking or theft, store your key fob in a secure location and consider using signal-blocking pouches or cases.

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