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Old 01-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Unlock remote not working? Help

So I have a 98 v6 and recently my remote suddenly stoped working so now I have to unlock with key..I tried replacing the batteries but nothing ..do you think age got to it or what? And were is the security receiver in the car located just in case I need to replace it
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Is there anything else acting weird or not working?
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Well I had taken my dome light out a month back because it would stay on....ohhh and the night before it went out when I got out of my car about to shut the door my locks did something and unlocked then locked and I didn't touch my remote but I didn't think anything of it
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Well I had taken my dome light out a month back because it would stay on....ohhh and the night before it went out when I got out of my car about to shut the door my locks did something and unlocked then locked and I didn't touch my remote but I didn't think anything of it
Could be the electronic control module.
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What do you suggest I do
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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Check to make sure that the ground wire is making good contact. I had a similar problem in my F150 with my key fob not working, auto head lamps not working and what not. Ended up being a broken ground wire.
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Lol I dont want to sound stupid but do you know were I can find the ground
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First how fresh is the battery?
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Not sure iv had the car a year now and haven't messed with it..I recently got a sound system would that mess with the battery? It still starts fine and runs
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Not sure iv had the car a year now and haven't messed with it..I recently got a sound system would that mess with the battery? It still starts fine and runs
It shouldn't unless it was installed wrong. The battery can do funny things. It's probably worth getting a new one.

But if you did everything right there shouldn't be a problem. Or took it to a shop.
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It was a professional installation so I'll try a new battery
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I didn't read that well. You could check the ground- it should be under the hood-up front. It's just a dull wire. Just Google it, sorry for the vauge answer, but I can't think of how to describe it.

Maybe try checking the fuses. The battery should be fine as long as there is no hesitation. If those fail then I'd go ECM.

Again it won't hurt to replace it though. Costco has a good battery for not much money. It's worth a shot.
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My buddy's stang fob just stopped working for no apparent reason one day also. We fixed it by removing both battery cables and touching them together about 30 seconds to reset the pcm. And its been working since.
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I might try that it won't mess anything up will it?
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Ur sound system could be involved or the module but with what the doors did it sounds like you unprogrammed your remote somehow. Try the reprogramming sequence (available via google search) and see if that fixes it. (Note, u need both keys to do this... if not, I'm pretty sure your looking at dealership time.
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I might try that it won't mess anything up will it?
No. What you're doing is just discharging all the capacitors. Just make sure they are both disconnected when you touch them together.
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