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Old 09-28-2018, 12:24 AM   #1
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Model: Freedom Elite 30FE
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Another lock FOB programming issue

My Freedom Elite 30 FE came with a keyless entry system (doors to enter the cab).
Like many others, I was handed a single set of keys which included a working door lock FOB. I went to the Ford dealer to purchase a second FOB only to be told, it was not a Ford remote. I researched and I purchased a duplicate FOB on line and tried programming it according to the E450 chassis manual.
No luck.
The duplicate FOB came with a set of instructions that mentioned a valet/programming switch and LED. My search for this switch and LED ended up with me first removing the driverís side kick panel. There I found several wires that had been cut and spliced (not very professionally I might add). Tracing these wires caused me to remove the door sill panel. Underneath the door sill I found a black box labeled APS45C. Internet research revealed that this was a Prestige (now Voxx electronics) keyless entry system.
All fine and well, except still no programming switch or LED. I found the wiring diagram for the APS45C and the connection point for the switch and LED. In looking at the actual box, both connection points were void of these components.
So, Iím right back where I started. No way to program a new remote.
Iíve sent a message to Voxx, but so far no reply.
From all of this, I surmise that, in order to save a few bucks, Thor chose not to buy the Ford chassis with the Ford keyless entry system (an APS45C system can be purchased on Amazon for about $40). To further save money,Thor chose not to provide the valet/programming switch and LED.
In my opinion, this is just another way Thor has found to piss off the customer.
This will be the last Thor product that I buy.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:57 PM   #2
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Yep, found mine in the same spot. But the led switch harness was coiled up next to it with a wire tie.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:06 PM   #3
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Yep, found mine in the same spot. But the led switch harness was coiled up next to it with a wire tie.
Went and looked again, all that was down there with the box and wire bundles was a bunch of sawdust. No switch or LED.
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