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Beeping sound 2001 ford explorer beeping sound like door is not closed four beeps stops for abt 15 seconds does it for abt 10 min thn stops

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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I've been having the same problem for the last two days, but the "door ajar" indicator is not lighted, which was the first thing I checked. If the problem is indeed with the GEM module (whatever that is) or a door latch sticking as posted, shouldn't the "door ajar" light come on to indicate the problem? Not knowing what the problem is makes me quite nervous to drive my vehicle - I don't want to make whatever the problem is worse.

  • datdirtys Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. My girlfriend took it to some place when the truck was hers and they said it had something to do with the air-bags. They did something and it stopped, but a few months ago my friend was kicking my front bumper and it started again. So now i'm lost.



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You need to quick test the GEM module, you may have a door latch mounted door ajar switch sticking, very common problem on explorers.

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