Question about 2002 Ford Explorer
Spray WD40 into all door latches, then shut and reopen doors till light and dinging stops.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
I have experienced the same items as all others listed in this thread. After 2 months of not sleeping because of the alarm going off, as a last ditch effort I went to the dealer and they found that one of the door ajar sensors had shorted. This is why the alarm would go off at night, the dome lights would come on and off while driving, and the doors would unlock and lock because the computer thinks the door has come ajar when nothing at all has happened in reality. The best $260 spent. I hope I can sleep like a baby!!!!
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
My car alarm goes off randomly, usually at night. I also was at the point of wanting to cut wires but I think this would cause other problems. These Fords are touchy. I checked some other web sites and found out the factory alarm can be set of by a number of faulty sensors including ; horn, brakepedal, door adjar, power locks, hood pin( near washer fluid container, detects if hood is closed properly) and maybe some others. I have a 1998 Ford Explorer and I think my hood pin was down to far so I bent the bracket up till it pushed the switch when the hood closed. I am waiting to see if that helps. The other web sites I checked are Carcomplaints.com and Commandocar alarms.com . The computer on the car can be scanned to find out which sensor it might be. Alot of the complaints were caused by faulty door sensors. Scanning and a new sensor can easily run over 250 dollars. Ouch. Hope this helps somebody.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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Posted on Feb 17, 2010
I had the same problem with my 2002explorer. I went to Walmart ( jewerly department) and replace the battery from the alarm key, cost me close to 5 dollars.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
Usually it is a wire in the cars alarm system that is sensitive to cooler vweather, just replace the wire and it will be fine.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
At one point the door was lock from the in side and then closed and then unlocked with alarm, try un-locking it from the drivers door, then from the in side push the un-lock button and then close the drivers door. U should have no problems with it, but they do say that putting the key in the ignition and then do what you would like starting it but don't and do it 2 times and then start it will tell the alarm that it is not stolen.
Do u know that key less entry code to your drivers door?
Let me know if you would like your code that is if you don't know where to look.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
SOURCE: 2002 ford explorer
Have you had the system checked and the codes pulled? If so and nothing was found,you can bypass each alarm trigger one at a time. If you have the patience, do this yourself and park the car where it happens. If the alarm stopsgoing off wrong,you have found the trigger and/or circuit setting it off. Sometimes this is what it takes because the system is operating in it's parameters and will not set a code? Good Luck.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
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