Question about Ford Explorer
Just had new battery put in and new key computerized, now battery light blinking
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On your 99 model the module is located behind the left quarter trim panel,mid-way.You maybe able to see it by removing the speaker cover or the cupholder on top. The module will have a sticker with a 5 digit code.
On the 04 the model is behind the right quarter trim panel toward the front about even with the right rear door stricker.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Are you sure the alternator isnt "over" charging? if not, you may have a "loose" connection somewhere with the cables, or a malfunction in the dash cluster. Also, are you positive the battery is forsure good?
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
SOUNDS LIKE THE ANTI-THEFT HAS ACTIVATED TRY LOCKING AND UNLOCKING DRIVERS DOOR WITH KEY IF THIS DOES NOT WORK OPEN HOOD AND DISCONNECT BATTERY TERMINALS FROM BATTERY TAKE THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CABLES AND TOUCH THEM TOGETHER AND HOLD TEN SECONDS THIS WILL KILL THE (KAM) KEEP ALIVE MEMORY IN THE COMPUTER AND MAY RESET RECONNECT BATTERY TERMINALS AND TRY TO START HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
I just had the same exact problem. The ABS light was on constanly, and the 4x4 high light flashes about 8 times, turns off for about 2-5 minutes, then flashes again for another 8 times and keeps repeating. In addition, I was also hearing and feeling a grinding and clunking noise going in reverse, and the steering wheel was difficult to turn. I changed a bad hub assembly on the front driver side and everything went away...fixed! I wouldn't let anybody tell me that the ABS system and the 4x4 system are not linked together. In fact, my local Ford service department assured me that I had two separate issues. Well, I only had one issue and it was a bad ABS sensor. I hope my exprience helps you.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
You are right.Its the key code problem.
As per the manual it says:--- sometimes when the battery is disconnected or has to be recharged - this happens. The computer forgets the key code and the key has to be re-coded. The ford service center/dealer charge $35 to $50 for recoding the key and this makes the car to function properly and it starts .
Also check the code in your car:--- under the plastic-passenger side under the very back window-next to rear passenger door jam-Looks like a black box. The Original Code is on a tag on that box.But if its not there then dealer is other option/.It takes few minutes to get recoded.----------------This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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