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Keyless entry and door locks

Just bought my '96. Passenger door would lock all but not unlock any doors and driver side would not do anything. The 7/8 and 9/0 worked to lock all doors. Started pushing lock/unlock & passenger locks work. Did the same and the drivers side now works sometimes. I found the code on computer to try to enter my own. Now the 7/8 9/0 doesn't work and it's no longer illuminated. Found out that pushing the lock/unlock buttons deactivated the automatic doorlock system. No fuse blown. What did I do to mess it up even more than it was?

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  • rosem41 Sep 21, 2008

    Thank you for the manual online information!! I tried but there doesn't seem to be power going to the keyless pad now. The only thing I can think of is when I removed the battery terminal before checking fuses under the hood. And I checked the fuses inside: #'s 14 and # 20.

    One more thing to know is when I bought the explorer, the girl had lost the keys and somehow had someone make one (without the chip). It works on the passenger door but not the driver's side. Could it be the computer is not reading right?

    rosem41

  • rosem41 Oct 12, 2008

    I am sorry for the "Thanks for trying". I did have the owner's manual but the PDF manual link was great to know about and very helpful. I can use the search function, find what I need and then print. It's easier looking at a piece of paper instead of trying to hold the manual open and work with my hands. I didn't think about the rating. I was so aggravated, trying to figure out what was wrong, that I wanted things working right and working right now. Yes, I'm impatient.

    That experts take their time to offer help and ask nothing in return speaks highly of all of you. I am truly grateful and truly sorry I did not originally choose helpful, as I well should have.

    The problem is fixed. And for fastboyz information, if he could see my hands after working on a vehicle, he would see... I do try hard. :)

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    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    hey rosem41

    sorry i didnt mean anything bad by my comment

    and i enjoyed reading your latest posts and emissionwiz posts.

    also i commend you for even taking to time to want to learn about your car.

    and im glad to hear that you got your hands dirty .

    emissionwiz has a great knowledge base and is very generous to offer his guidance .

    ive been repairing cars trucks tractors, motorcycles small engines , gas, electric, LP gas and Diesel .since 1982 and i still enjoy reading many of emissionwiz's posts.

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    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    hay emissionwiz
    thanks for that link i would have gave you a fixya. some people just should go to the dealer if they dont want to try very hard. but thanks again this is going to help us out at school.
    paul


  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    works sometimes

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Remote start, lock and unlock will no longer work on my Astrostart HST5224.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I remved the fuse for the automatic locks, disable them because they were locking and unlocking all the time, when I did that my trck would not start,I put it back But it still wont start,.

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Do you have he owners manual? instructions are in there for the keyless entry system. If not go to this link:

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WOTEXP/~MUS~LEN/41/96expog1e.pdf

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    yadayada Sep 21, 2008

    Go to page 157 of PDF manual

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    yadayada Sep 21, 2008

    Why the thanks for trying?? that is a rating of zero, I was helpful, could you please rate me that way, We experts do this for free, that's right no money at all just trying to help, Thanks For Trying is kind of a slap in the face. Hope you solve your problem though and was glad to help, I would suggest you take it to the Ford dealer, they are the only one that straighten out problem.

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    yadayada Oct 12, 2008

    Thank you very much for changing the rating, I really try to help as many folks as I can, hate to waste the 30 years of working on cars and trucks, Most of the basics were passed to me by my father who was an engineer, but never paid anyone to fix his cars, like me he loved cars and all things mechanical, 2 pea's from the same pod. If ever you need advice about cars just remember my expert handle is emissionwiz.

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When the BCM detects a transition of either of the door lock switches to the UNLOCK position, it switches the driver door lock actuator unlock control circuit to voltage. Since the door lock actuator lock control circuit is at ground potential within the BCM, the LF door lock actuator motor transitions to the Unlock position.
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The BCM, upon receipt of a lock or unlock switch signal, will switch the appropriate door lock/unlock relay coil control circuit to ground causing the appropriate door lock/unlock relay to energize. With the relay energized, voltage is applied to the door lock actuator control circuit causing the door to either lock, or unlock depending on what command was received from the power door lock switch or remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR). When a power door lock/unlock relay is not energized, the switch contacts are normally grounded through the BCM which provides ground to the appropriate door lock actuator for the lock/unlock function being performed. The power door lock/unlock functions are performed by reversing the flow of voltage through the door lock actuator control circuits. The BCM has three internal drivers for the power door lock system. Driver door unlock, passenger door unlock and all door lock. This is done to isolate the driver door lock actuator so it can be unlocked separately from the passenger door. For additional information concerning keyless entry, refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation.
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Keyless Entry Keypad To unlock the driver front door (20124) , and disarm the anti-theft alarm control (19A366) , (if equipped):
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