Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
You are right.Its the key code problem.
As per the manual it says:--- sometimes when the battery is disconnected or has to be recharged - this happens. The computer forgets the key code and the key has to be re-coded. The ford service center/dealer charge $35 to $50 for recoding the key and this makes the car to function properly and it starts .
Also check the code in your car:--- under the plastic-passenger side under the very back window-next to rear passenger door jam-Looks like a black box. The Original Code is on a tag on that box.But if its not there then dealer is other option/.It takes few minutes to get recoded.----------------This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
Dealer only the immobilisor has cut in when you changed the battery ,lots of newer vehicles do this its to make even a battery change a dealer only job sorry for the bad news ,get it all the time ,which is why i use jump leads when changing a battery but if its gone dead for any reason and its from around this year onwards i just tell the owner to call the brakdown truck and take it to the dealer
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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