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Make sure your 12v battery has plenty of juice. Take the truck for a ride and plug it in to charge shortly before your update. Even better, if it gives you an option to “update now” after driving, plug in and do it then.
 
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I decided to just leave it alone and see what happens. FordPass says update install successful but doesn’t provide any means to set it up. Owners manual is no help as it assumes setup as part of adding your vehicle to FordPass.

Hopefully if I delete my Lightning from FordPass and add it back will do the trick.
 

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I decided to just leave it alone and see what happens. FordPass says update install successful but doesn’t provide any means to set it up. Owners manual is no help as it assumes setup as part of adding your vehicle to FordPass.

Hopefully if I delete my Lightning from FordPass and add it back will do the trick.
Give it a day. You’ll get an invitation to set up PaaK in Ford Pass.
 

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The link to set up PasK might have been there since the update installed. It was in micro size print and i had to scroll up the FordPass Home screen to see it. The fact that i even found it was a total accident.
 

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While I have a PRO, with no 'paak', I've configured my own way of creating a 'paak' option: I simply leave the keyfob in the center console all the time.
What this means, for me, is that my phone can lock/unlock doors, and turn ON the truck, as normal, but now I don't have to carry the keyfob around with me just to turn the truck on 'manually'. While I can't run the windows up/down remotely, that's been less of a concern/need.
Some might say that it's a safety/security issue to leave the keyfob in the truck, even with it locked, but if someone is brave enough to break a window to enter, I suspect there would be a loud ALARM, at least until they eventually found the keyfob and pressed it's ON button.

I made the mistake the other day of 'manually' unlocking the truck with my emergency 'skeleton' key, which worked just fine, UNTIL I opened the door. The alarm immediately went off, even with the keyfob IN the console.
It did NOT like that I had opened the door manually, EVEN with a key, since I had originally locked the doors with the keyfob. It is smarter than I am.
 

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if someone is brave enough to break a window to enter,
Until the Fob Signal Hijackers help themselves to that nice fat signal emanating from your truck and use it to unlock the doors and drive away. The police around here say it's a real thing. I don't know which brands are most susceptible, unlike the Hyundai USB-A plug-in-the-ignition trick.

I would like to be able to set a password to enter on the center screen before the truck moves. Mine is grayed out, I guess awaiting PaaK.
 

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I would hope PaaK is more secure. Particularly as you are more effectively leaving a key in the vehicle.

I have also locked the fob in the vehicle, various Ford’s that I’ve owed, but have always been concerned about the security of doing so.
 

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Until the Fob Signal Hijackers help themselves to that nice fat signal emanating from your truck and use it to unlock the doors and drive away. The police around here say it's a real thing. I don't know which brands are most susceptible, unlike the Hyundai USB-A plug-in-the-ignition trick.

I would like to be able to set a password to enter on the center screen before the truck moves. Mine is grayed out, I guess awaiting PaaK.
I stumbled across this earlier this month as well on accident because they happen to see the tiny print that said, set up your phone as a key within the app.

However, due to recently having to use Phone as a key, and not having to enter any passwords, I am inclined to believe that the password feature is an emergency kind of thing. I.e., phone has no power or you don’t have your phone and left without your keys.

I can attest that phone as a key works rather well because on accident just this Tuesday, I left my purse at home with the keys inside and didn’t realize it until I was packing up to leave work and realized I didn’t have a purse. Everything was so seamless that I literally did not realize I didn’t have my keys on me. I had been able to drive to work as normal and was never asked to enter my password. I had to call hubs; who was working from home at the time, to make sure my purse was still at home because I thought someone had stolen it. 😂.

Moral of the story is yes you can set a password but you’re not going to be asked to enter it if the truck senses that your phone is available. You will be able to use touch to unlock the doors as normal with your phone as well.
 

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I stumbled across this earlier this month as well on accident because they happen to see the tiny print that said, set up your phone as a key within the app.

However, due to recently having to use Phone as a key, and not having to enter any passwords, I am inclined to believe that the password feature is an emergency kind of thing. I.e., phone has no power or you don’t have your phone and left without your keys.

I can attest that phone as a key works rather well because on accident just this Tuesday, I left my purse at home with the keys inside and didn’t realize it until I was packing up to leave work and realized I didn’t have a purse. Everything was so seamless that I literally did not realize I didn’t have my keys on me. I had been able to drive to work as normal and was never asked to enter my password. I had to call hubs; who was working from home at the time, to make sure my purse was still at home because I thought someone had stolen it. 😂.

Moral of the story is yes you can set a password but you’re not going to be asked to enter it if the truck senses that your phone is available. You will be able to use touch to unlock the doors as normal with your phone as well.
Correct. PaaK replaces the fob and acts the same as a fob. The backup password (and door entry codes) operate if you have neither fob nor PaaK present at the vehicle.

Yes, the PaaK signal can be intercepted. So can fob signals. The good news is few crooks are technologically inclined. PaaK and fob hacking are rarely used to steal anything but VERY expensive cars.
 
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