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I screwed up the security system on my 2001 and now the car is locked down and I can't start it. The alarm went off when I hit the keypad. Shouldn't I be able to just use the ignition key and make things work ok? I was told that I would have to take the car to a Ford dealer to be re-programmed.

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  • jhibben Oct 13, 2010

    It was the factory security. We never bothered to get the codes when we bought the car used. We were told at the time that the factory codes were printed somewhere on a column in the trunk but never found anything. Actually a mechanic was working on the car and punched a bunch of keys and caused the problem. Thanks for the help!

  • jhibben Oct 13, 2010

    Thanks for the confidence to go forward

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Whoever told you to take it too the ford dealer was totally correct ,now its this keypad thing thats is puzzling me ,is this an after market alarm that i warn people not to fit because they always go wrong ?? Well either way its back to ford to have it sorted

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    Colin Stickland Oct 16, 2010

    sorry about delay been decorating bedroom so computer got disconnected ,anyway i have seen these keypads on peugeots the older models but this is an an american build vehicle and in all honesty i have never seen one,so i have no idea how the system works

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