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2001 Ford Taurus auto locking door lock programming

I lost the owners manual and would like to program my car to stop locking the doors when it reaches a certain speed

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CLICK HERE for the owners manual you require.

The instructions can be found on page 78.

There are 2 methods to enable/disable this feature. One through your
dealer and the second with a door lock sequence using the following
1. Turn the ignition key to RUN, then press the door UNLOCK control
button 3 times.
2. Turn the ignition key to OFF, then press the door UNLOCK control
button 3 times.
3. Turn the ignition key to RUN, within five seconds press the door
UNLOCK control button 1 time.
The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been
Pressing the power door UNLOCK control button again will toggle the
Autolock/Relock states.
² Turn ignition to OFF to exit.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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    Keyman Aug 04, 2011

    hi there, to the guru of this post i dont see any changes by doing these instructions can you tell me what the last command means?

    Pressing the power door UNLOCK control button again will toggle the
    Autolock/Relock states. ( will this bring it back to manufactory default?)

    ² Turn ignition to OFF to exit....? does the 2 mean anything or its just a character?


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