My 2004 Ford Escape doors locks keep locking on their own.
When I try to open my car using the FOB, the car door locks itself again. I have to push the open button several times b4 I can actually open the door. Once I am in the car and turn on the ignition, the car arms itself. Sometimes the locking mechanisms keep clicking to lock. Its like there is a ghost in my car. Yesterday the doors were actually clicking to lock even though the doors were already locked as a drove. Then my car won't start this morning. My friend jumped it and it started fine. I haven't driven anywhere today. Can this all be related? Or, are they separate problems? Also, how can I fix them. I blogged this and the only car I found with the same exact door locking problem was a nissan.
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Unlock all doors, foot on brake, all doors closed. Cycle key quickly but carefully on-off appr 10 times until the car honks one time.
Do not turn the key far enough to start the car, just to the 'on' position so the dashboard lights up.
When the horn honks, open and close the driver's door, press any remote button and that's it.
Program another remote? Quickly open and close the driver's door again and push a button on the 2nd remote. That's it.
When you're done, remove the key and the horn should honk 3 times. You're all set.
Sometime it takes more than 10 on-offs to set program mode. Open/close the door, lock/unlock etc, wait 10 minutes, then try again
It will not unlock the door the first time you push the button. This only registers the key fob ID into the computer. When you press the button on the key fob, press it only once and wait for the hazzard lights to flash twice again. Then open the driver's door. The key fob will not become active until you open the driver's door.
If your hazzard lights do not flash after you press the button on the key fob, there is most likely a problem with the key fob. Either it is not the correct key fob for your vehicle, or the battery is not in correctly or the key fob is defective.
The only other advice I can give you is to have it programmed with a scan tool. This way, the scan tool can verify that the computer in your vehicle is receiving the signal from the key fob.
It can be done either way, but if the "no scanner" way does not work, the rest of the system should be checked for possible problems.
i would say the theft module saw the door trying to be open without the door lock or fob first, once the door lock button was pushed it shut down, it new doors were trying to be unlocked in a theft manner, once shut down it needs time to reset or needs to see ignition cycle with key and read chip in key, smart system isnt it, good luck.
I had that happen too and found out that if you hold the unlock button down on your FOB for about 4-5 seconds then it will roll down the front windows. It's actually a feature, not a problem. You may have accidentally mashed something up against the FOB while it was in your pocket and you were within range of the car. That's what I did. Freaked me out the first time I walked out in the driveway and both front windows were down and I know I didn't leave them open.