Learn to program the remote to your Ford Explorer without any help from the dealer. The Ford Explorer now comes with a remote key fob as standard equipment. If you lose this remote, you can easily order another and program the remote to the Explorer yourself.
Visiting a dealer, on some models with the smart key, may be necessary. All in all, you shouldn’t have trouble. The Explorer came out in 1992 and as of 2011, it is still being produced.