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Why wont 96 mustang remote power locks will not unlock?

The remote power locks won't unlock and the key won't unlock the door. The batteries have been changed and checked and are good. Any suggestions?

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  • Chalion Jul 25, 2008

    I have a 99 mustang GT...Neither sets of remote's will electronically unlock door and the key (both sets) will not turn...This is also a convertible...

  • SphynxGod May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you have a problem with the actual locking mechanism. Do you have this problem with both doors or just one?

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I had this problem and in the trunk on the driver side pull the inner panels down. There should be a little box and a 2 prong plug beside it. You need to bridge the 2 prongs on the plug over and the doors will lock then unlock. After they do then use the lock button on your remote and this should fix the problem. Good Luck

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