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My remote transmitted does not always disarm my car alarm. I replaced the battery in my transmitted but that did not seem to help. Tapping the door will generally seem to help disarm the alarm. Where does my problem lie?

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  • locello Dec 10, 2008

    I have a remote for a Ford Escape 2001 and the "unlock" button does not work anymore.



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It could be that the remote itself is the problem . over time they do tend to wear out. My girlfriend had the same problem with hers. we changed the battery but no luck, and we replaced it for about 30 dollars. hope this helps please rate this........thanks

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  • anti-theft indicator (THEFT)
  • remote anti-theft personality (RAP) module
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The keyless entry remote transmitters :
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  • Must be set at the same time.
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Programming
Refer to Section 501-14B.
Inputs and Outputs
The remote anti-theft personality (RAP) module receives input from the following components for anti-theft operation:
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  • Deck lid ajar switch.
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  • The panic alarm is off.
  • All doors are closed.
NOTE: If a door is open, the anti-theft system is prearmed and waiting for all the doors to be closed. The THEFT indicator will remain illuminated for up to 30 minutes waiting for all the doors to be closed. If a door remains open after 30 minutes, the THEFT indicator will turn off and the system will return to a disarmed state. After all doors are closed and the 30 second prearm (continuous THEFT indicator illumination) is complete, the system is armed.
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