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1998 Ford Explorer--The lock on the drivers side doesn't work with the remote. What do I look for?

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If the remote unlocks the passenger side and the switch on the door works it would likely be a broken wire from the RAP module.
I suspect that the broken wire will most likely be at the point where it gets the most abuse. That would be where the wires come from the body to the door. Over time, these wires get bent thousands of times and can eventually break.
Worth a look, you may find some others broken or cracked there as well.

I hope your repair goes well.
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Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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SOURCE: 96 ford explorer door will not lock with switch

I do have a book on the 1996 but no on me but I have had a problem with it the same, Get in and sit in the drivers set and push lock from the in side and then do the same but this time unlock it and then get out and try to use the remote. if no then try to do the same thing but in the passenger side. lock and then unlock. no then call the ford dealer shop and they have a alarm department that will help you and I know because I had then do a job on one of my other cars and I was charged $20.00 he did it on a side job. Nikki2913

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: my driver side door is

you need some one to open it with slim jim once you get it open then check to see if door rods jump off ( you got to take the door panal off)

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Explorer Door Lock

Hey guys , i got one that i think i know whats wrong but i want to check with others to see, ok so here it is my lock switch on the drivers side only unlocks the doors it does not lock but all the other lock switches in the car fully work so im thinkin maybe its the driver side door lock switch.


This is a common problem with this model. If you access the wires in the boot between the door you will find a broken wire about an inch from the connector. Hope this helps!!

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 ford explorer windows dont work.

make sure the window lock switch isnt on

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Explorer - Drivers side door lock, rear

Aside from the fuses, your drive side power door lock may be failing to work because of a bad door-lock relay system, or, alternatively, the locking switch/button, itself, is not malfunctioning and in need of replacement.

A great handyman site that specifies the above probable causes and more is the following link:
http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Locks_Power_Locks_Do_Not_Lock_When_Pressing_Locking_Switch_Button.htm

Good luck!

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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