A customer recently contacted Remotes Unlimited to inquire about getting a replacement remote for his 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck. His old remote had stopped working entirely after many years of service.
He contacted us by phone because the remote shown on our website for a 1999 Ford F-150 truck did not look like his original. The reason for this is that his truck was not equipped with a keyless entry system when it was shipped from the factory. Instead, the dealer sold an add-on “dealer-installed” keyless entry system to the first owner. That system was not the same as the factory system and uses a different remote. This is a fairly common situation.
When the customer went to our website, he saw the listing shown at the link below for our part number 343-1343:
1999 Ford F-150 Factory System Remote
Instead, his aftermarket system was made for Ford by Code Alarm. It uses a remote with FCC ID GOH-3BFM2497. As soon as we determined this, we knew the part he was looking for is our part 675-1675. Code Alarm stopped supplying this part several years ago. Fortunately, we still had a B-Grade (gently used) part in stock, so we were able to solve the customer’s problem. You can see the Code Alarm part at the following link:
Part 675-1675 – Ford dealer-installed system remote with FCC ID GOH-3BFM2497
As it happens, Kia sourced a similar dealer-installed system from Code Alarm (also having remotes with FCC ID GOH-3BFM2497) that use the same circuit board in a Kia-branded case. That part also is no longer made, but Remotes Unlimited has a few used transmitters for the Kia system as well. Unfortunately, once these used remotes are sold, many customers may not have an option for getting a replacement transmitter for these older dealer-installed Code Alarm systems.