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Alarm system problem

My kids went out to get into my unlocked 2005 xlt ford escape. I last drove it last evening witout issue. Shortly AFTER they got in the alarm went off. I pushed the alarm button on the keys from inside the house and it went off, only to go off again a couple of more times. When I went out there and put the key in theignition, it would not turn. Also the red alarm light is flashing on the dashboard. Tried both coded keys nothing!

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    Paul Thoegersen May 11, 2010

    When you say wouldn't turn you mean the lock cylinder won't rotate or the engine wont crank? The kids (ages?) could set the alarm..they wouldn't shove anything in the key lock..right...? The security light is because the alarm went off. If the right key goes all the way in and wont rotate to start take the load off the steering wheel or shake the wheel back and forth while doing the same with the key. When it went off later were the kids still in there? if not the battery may be low (interior lights on for a while).



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I had almost the identical problem on my 2005 F150 FX4 Extended cab last weekend. The power door locks would not lock using the keypad, remotes, or door buttons. Almost all other functions worked correctly. The doors unlocked, the radio delay functioned, and the interior lights dimmed. When I used the remote the horn would beep twice indicating that a door was open even there was no message on the message center that a door was open. When I used the keypad or remote, I could hear a soft click from behind the seat. I think it was coming from the body security module or body security module - whatever Ford is calling it this year. I pulled the fuse for the Power Door Locks(BSM). As I removed it, I heard a soft click - sort of like a relay resetting. It may have come from the VSM/BSM. It may have possibly been a stuck actuator releasing. I don't think so. It wasn't that load. In any case, everything is functioning correctly now.


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I have the same problem on my Chateau, Can't buy new module, probably cost a fortune anyway. Disconnect the Grey connector on the alarm control module. I left the black on on for no special reason. Your power door locks will no longer work. (I'm not sure about the horn. If it doesn't I'll do something else)
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