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Remote Starter won't work!!!

I own a Ford Explorer XLT, 2002 and when I bough it they installed a remote starter. The remote is not working correctly and I want to know if somebody can tell me how to reset it. The dealer where I bough my car closed.

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Start by disconnecting battery for 15 minutes. if that doesn't work find the box under your dash by the fuse box that has the spare ignition key in it. make sure the alarm system is getting a good signal from the spare keys computer ship which is inside of it. thats the only way they work.other than that look up programming sequence online. best of luck.

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These are almost all after market. the module is usually under the dash on the driver side and tie strapped near the fuse panel. See if it has a reset or get the name off it and go online for their website and a phon enumber.

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Disconnect all wires connected to the starter, including this ground wire on the starter mounting bolt stud

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    1. Tag and disconnect the wiring at the starter.
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    Remove the starter motor (arrow) mounting bolts . .

    Remove the starter mounting bolts and remove the starter.

    . . . then remove the starter—be careful, the starter motor can be quite heavy

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    Install the starter cable nut to the starter solenoid B-terminal. Tighten the nut to 80–123 inch lbs. (9–14 Nm).
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