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Keyless Entry and Remote

The keyless entry system on my 1996 ford explorer and the keyless remote worked up until a couple weeks ago and then they just stopped. the 7-8 and 9-0 buttons will no longer lock the doors and the interior lights will no longer illuminate when pressed. I checked the fuses but did not see any blown.

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    I bought a salvage toyota solara which does not come with the remote. I bought one at ebay. can anyone tell me how to programe this keyless remote?

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I have had this problem take you drivers door put your key and un-lock from the out side with key (NO) then open the door push un-lock from the inside button and then set from you remote and it should set if not push un-lock then lock and then do the un-lock with the key. Let me know if that works. what my car did was locked from the inside and I had the problem were it would not work till I un-locked from the out side plus I had to go to radio shack and change the battery from the control.
Hope good happens.
Nikki2913

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