Not starting with Key, but does start with remote atarter
My 06 Freestar (4.2 engine) will not start when rotating the key to the start position. However, all dash lights, power windows and radio works. It will start when using the remote starter (I was told it is a factory remote starter). Any suggestions???
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Re: Not starting with Key, but does start with remote...
Check the (ground when running) wire on the bypass modual it is probibly shorted to ground, therefore giving your car 2 transponder codes when you try to start with the key vs 1 when you use the remote start
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Most Fords will give you an audible warning if there is an issue that would normally light on the dash AND the bulb is burnt out. This could be an emissions (check engine) light or air bag light. Even without the light on the dash, the computer will store a code that can be used to find out which light is on.
You can reset the computer by turning the key to the on position. Don't start the engine. Press the gas pedal to the floor and release it all the way. Press all the way to the floor and release. Press all the way to the floor and release. After the third time it will reset the computer. PLEASE RATE! Check the 4 thumbs up. Thanks! Have a GREAT DAY!
First thing check the fuses! Turn the key to the on 'run' position and check both sides of every fuse with a test light, or pull them out one by one, but test light is easier! If all is fine check for power on the starter main terminal (power will be constant when in any key position), then check for power on other terminal when in start position! If both powers are present then you will need a new starter!
Ok when you move the key to start the car. you need the following definitions.
pos 0 equals car off pos 1 equals acessory position pos 2 equals run position (NOT START) pos 3 equals start position
check your drivers information module, and see that your triip display is in trip 1 (T1)
then put your car into position 1. push and HOLD the trip reset meter. WHILE HOLDING the reset button, rotate the key to position 2. Hold the reset button until you see the triangle in the dash flash yellow. Once this starts flashing remove your finger from the reset button. Shut the car off, verify light is out. repeat once if necessary.
with it. When you remove the key, it stays on for about 20 minutes. It gives
you time to finish listening to your radio and roll up the window. Once the
driver door is open, everything shuts off or if 20 minutes has passed.