It's sad to hear. I don't think AT&T connection works here.. We still have 2G networks, but GSM frequencies might be different and roaming might be the issue. Also it is almost 5 years old and exported form the USA, so who pays for it?The MyFordMobile app only works thru the TCU's modem.
so i'm still on 2G modem, right?FSA Title: EMBEDDED MODEM REPLACEMENT
Field Service Action Number: 15N04
FYI I use this with my laptop. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F0GVBWY/ Supposedly the ODBLink MX wireless works but I'm too cheap to spend $80 https://www.amazon.com/ScanTool-426101- ... B006NZTZLQkokurlia wrote:Thanks triangles.
I've tried several of whose obdII adapters, bluetooth and usb, based on elm327. But i've never went as far as 30 attempts
The ford service computer should be able to access the RFA module. I believe the way it works is that the serial numbers or codes for each fob is stored in the RFA module. When reprogramming for additional fobs, all fobs stored in the RFA are cleared and then each fob to be used with the car is paired or somehow entered into the RFA module. I'm not 100% certain how this works but this is what I gather from reading about it. I know they had the FFE in Europe, Might be worth while to load your FFE on a trailer and haul it to another country where they were available and have a dealer there fix you up with extra fobs.kokurlia wrote: They can't program second key, because they don't have keys like this and have some doubts that european key will program successfully. Transponder frequencies might differ. In this case I'll probably get a car without any key at all.
Yeah I don't know about the network frequencies and what not. I'm gonna guess without the new TCU you likely have 0 probability of getting MFM to work. You are correct if it shows 15N04 you still have the 2G TCU. I have no idea what the TCU even looks like to know if it even has a sim card. All I know is it's in the back of the car somewhere and the fuse for it at least in my '14 is also in the rear. I pulled the fuse for mine and that's how I discovered go times and value charging are dependent on the TCU as they both stopped working until I put the fuse back in. As far as who pays for it? good question. The first 5 years of the service are included in the car purchase and it's supposed to be a billed service after that but I haven't heard of anyone getting billed for it yet. I figured it was tied to the US AT&T network. That's why I was surprised that it apparently worked for some cars exported to Jordan.kokurlia wrote: It's sad to hear. I don't think AT&T connection works here.. We still have 2G networks, but GSM frequencies might be different and roaming might be the issue. Also it is almost 5 years old and exported form the USA, so who pays for it?
By the way, does anyone know whether TCU have regular SIM card inside? Is it possible to change mobile operator to a local one?
I have such item on the owner.ford.com :so i'm still on 2G modem, right?FSA Title: EMBEDDED MODEM REPLACEMENT
Field Service Action Number: 15N04
The two key requirement isn't necessarily applicable. When programming a key with ford's tool connected to the computer I'm 99% sure you can program 1 up to the max number of keys which I think is either 4 or 8. Where the 2 key requirement comes in is that on some Fords you can go thru a convoluted series of button/pedal presses and holding the fobs up to a sensor to program additional fobs. This does not apply to our FFE's or at least the '14 and earlier. Not sure about the '15 and '16. I believe it is applicable to the '17 as in you can program a 3rd + fobs if you have 2 already programmed keys. I learned this the hard way as I read the 2 fob requirement and so I picked up a 3rd spare fob second hand only to learn that it wasn't possible to do it myself. The stealership wanted $$$ to program the 3rd key only adding to my rage. Since it was a spare I figured it would lay around until I needed it. Fortunately my RFA module went bad under warranty and I gave all 3 fobs to my dealer to pair with the new RFA . As far as spare fobs. There are a few online places that will sell them but you may not get what you need. I got mine on ebay making sure the part number and revision number were the same as the fobs I already had. I don't remember which numbers were important but if you search on the Focus Fanatics forum about "intelligent access key" you should find what you need.kokurlia wrote:(You know, that programming procedure requires at least two keys.) Does anyone know how to find useless (used) key for FFE 2013? Ordering here at dealer would cost me a lot of money (briefly estimation is "more than $350"). So I thought it would be great to find someones used key for reasonable amount of money. Anyway it's just my thoughts..