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Ford’s First Responders Appreciation Program

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Ford does some pretty impressive stuff, whether it’s engineering your vehicle for maximum safety, or finding ways to bring state of the art tech at a great value, they always find a way to do good. Ford not only puts a major focus on the quality of its vehicles, but also a focus on the customer. Ford appreciates the professions of their customers, and wants to show appreciation through discounts on the Ford lineup.

For example, did you know there is a program available to EMTs, Firefighters, and Police Officers? Ford’s First Responders Appreciation Program is a thank you to the some of the toughest jobs out there. These professions require extensive training, quick decision-making, and hours of intense work. Ford is grateful for the work these brave individuals do, and offers a discount on its lineup of new vehicles of $500.

Ford also manufactures vehicles for use in these fields as well. We’ve all seen the familiar shape of Ford Crown Victoria headlights coming up behind us on the highway, or the boxy shape of an E-Series van in Ambulance Livery on our streets. Ford still carries on the tradition of making these dependable vehicles for first responders; in fact new Taurus or Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles have replaced most of the Crown Victoria’s in our police stations. Even the new Transit is now becoming the next generation of Ambulance too.

Our First Responders trust Ford vehicles everyday in their duties, and the First Responders Appreciation Program is Ford’s way of welcoming these professionals into the Ford vehicle family for their personal vehicles.

With that said, thank you First Responders from us at Ford Addict, you make the world a better place for all of us.

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How To: Program HomeLink | Ford’s Universal Garage Door Opener

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It’s a beautiful, crisp Saturday morning…you pull up to your Ford dealership in excitement as you see your new vehicle all clean ready to be taken home.  You greet your salesman, get your paperwork done, and learn about all the new features in your vehicle.  As you sit in the driver seat you look up and see HomeLink, Ford’s universal garage door opener.  The salesman explains that this will work with most garage doors and there’s no need to clip a bulky remote on to your visor anymore.  What news!  You grab your old one, clip it into your new vehicle and say “I’m going to program it as soon as I’m home!”  The drive home is beautiful, the birds are chirping, the road is smooth, life is good.  You pull in your driveway and put the car in park.  You think I’m not putting this beautiful baby into the garage today, my driveway just became the neighbor showroom.  Bask in the presence of my new vehicle!  Before you know it, it is a month later and you still haven’t programmed your HomeLink!  Well that changes today!  Follow these easy steps to program HomeLink below and you’ll be opening garage doors like a magician.

How to Program HomeLink

Step 1

For first time programming, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20 seconds until the indicator light begins to flash rapidly.  This is a master reset to the device, so do not do this when programming a second device.

Step 2

Position your current garage door opener 1-3 inches away from the button you wish to program (you can pick any of the three).

Step 3

Press and hold the HomeLink button, and garage door opener button simultaneously until the light changes from flashing slow to flashing rapidly.  This indicates proper programming.

Step 4

Press and hold the just programmed HomeLink button.  If the light stays lit, it was programmed successfully.

Step 5

Locate the programming button on the motor mount of your garage door.  Press this button to initiate the final steps.  (You have 30 seconds to press your HomeLink button before you must do this again)

Step 6

Return to your vehicle and hold the programmed HomeLink button for 2 seconds.  This step might have to be repeated 2-3 times before programming is complete.

Congratulations!  You have successfully programmed HomeLink.  Throw that hefty remote into a box somewhere and forget about it!