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Dead key fob emergency slot location?

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I've searched online and found different places where Ford hid the emergency key fob slot. I'm unable to find it in my 2014 MKX. Does anybody know where this is please?

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Did you look in the owners manual?

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That's the very first place I looked. In the owner's manual it states that it's inside the compartment with the USB ports. There's nothing like what they describe in there.See pix...

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Try underneath the 12v socket.

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My 12 volt socket is on the passenger side of the center compartment, surround by carpet. I have one other in the center console and one in the rear passenger area...all have no key slot to be found. My​ car was built in Jan 2014. I don't need this feature right now but am frustrated that I can't find it should I ever need it.

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On my Fusion there is a slot on the left side below the rca jacks. It just looks like a tiny storage bin - it isn't an actual slot.

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Try placing the IA into the holder underneath the RCA slots and USB port. It's not really a "slot" more like a "place" that's the same size as the FOB. If the IA Fits into this area it's most likely the right "slot". Going from memory, believe the keys face in.

 

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I finally found it! It's located in the center console between the seats. Take the first tray out and it's under there. I had seen the opening before, it was large enough to put two fingers in, but it didn't register that perhaps the key fob would fit in there because it seemed like there was nothing there but an opening, or like you said a "place". I removed​ the battery from the fob, inserted it in the slot (it fit like a glove) and the car started right up. Now I can sleep tonight! Thank you all for your suggestions... mystery solved!

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I am currently unable to start my Lincoln as well.  I read on Cathy's post that she removed the battery from the key fob.  Does the battery need to be removed for the backup key slot to work?

 

Also, can anyone speak to the cost of replacing/repairing the key sensor?

 

Thank You!

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No the battery doesn’t need to be removed, just put it in the slot.

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Try turning the FOB around, then put it back in the slot.

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