Question about 2004 Ford Ranger
I would unplug the connection to the alarm device or pull the fuse out .If its not a factory installed system it could be the root cause of a lot of problems .
And even if it is factory a scan tool or code reader on a 2004 ranger isn't going to tell you much useful information just confuse the real issue .
Eliminate problems 1 at a time you already suspect the alarm system witch is an after thought to protect the vehicle from break ins or theft and really has little to do with how the vehicle was desgined to opperate under actaul driveing condutions unless its shorting out it self and effecting something that is important to driveing condutions
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
Sorry, but you can't. You have to have it scanned. This will tell you a direction to look. It could be the key, receiver, wires, or the PCM.
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Truck Won't Start At All
before replacing the starter get a volt meter and test the voltage coming out of the voltage regulator which the power comes from the battery to the regulator down to the starter also make sure all wires on the starter are clean and what I mean is from rust because I had an f150 that did the same thing
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Have you verified this system is running the battery down? The system you describe is called the Remote Keyless Entry System (Electronic Time/Alarm & Control System - ETACS Module). It cannot be 'disconnected' without disabling other systems (intermittent wipers, Chime bell, Door Warning, Dimming Off Room Lamp, Seat Belt indicator, remote power door lock/unlock system, etc.)
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Try disconnecting your battery cables then wait about 10 minutes. The computer should reset itself. Reconnect the wires to the battery. It is normal for the theft light to blink about every 5 seconds when the ignition key is out or in the off position. This means the system is armed and working properly. Hope this helps. God bless!
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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