Recently, a couple fo guys disconnected the battery in attempt to resolve a brake light issue we were having with our 2004 ford explorer. after reconnecting the battery, our radio was locked. we are currently serving in iraq and the users manual is entirely in arabic. the truck has been passed between many users and noone knows the code or the procedure to unlock the radio. can you help us please?
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A couple links which may help you. You may get by with cleaning or checking some connection and reset the code and see if it comes back. If you do not have a scan tool to reset the code disconnecting the negative cable on the battery will reset it also. One issue about disconnecting the negative cable is security systems. Some vehicles have security system built into the car or radio. When the battery is disconnected the radio may think it is stolen and will not work again till a code is put in the radio. I have never had a car like this. You may be able to get your local parts store to reset the code with their scan tool. Hope this is of help to you.
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As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you remove the positive battery connector and leave it for atleast 5mins. then put it back on. This will reset the car's power system and issues may be resolved.
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does the anti-lock brake light come on too? and ive found the best way to reset codes manually is disconnect the battery terminals pos. and ground. then touch them together( the battery cable terminals) their is a copasitor that will store enough power to hold your codes in the ecm. this way you are essentially grounding the system to drain all residual power stores
disconnect the battery fo 10 minutes. If the light comes back on, you have an issue that needs to be scanned and diagnosed by a professional. Or you could take it to a parts store that offers free code reading. Hope this helps
with an abs light on it means the antilock brake system is disabled and therefore your brakes could lock up in an emergency braking situation other than that your brakes will work normally. the antilock brake system works on signals from tone rings and sensors that sense if any wheel is slipping locking up or losing traction, there is also a brake pressure modulator. you should be able to pull the codes for the abs auto parts stores should be able to do this for you with a code reader most will do this for free, this will tell you where the problem is. hope this helps
if you know the code for the radio... unhook the battery for about ten minutes to reset the abs warning.... if it comes back on after that there may be another issue.... but make sure you have the code for the radio or it will become unusable.
Suggest you read th manual on the radio. Some radios you have to push in the on off button until the enter code window appears.
In other words push in to turn radio on and hold it in that position until the code window appears in the screen. Then enter code.
Never heard of disconnecting the battery to clear the code. All that does is tells the radio that an attemp was made to steal it, thus regenerating the lock 10 code. What it does clear is the ECM Module codes. Who was the dumbwit at the dealer that told you that? He needs to be sent back to school.