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When unlocking door on 2000 ford explorer with key door unlocks and then relocks when returning key to neutral position

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SOURCE: 1996 nissan altima power door lock (driver side

You may need to diconnect the power lock button on the driverside door by prying it out (with the window controls). Problem may be in the switch or a short in the wiring. If this is not it, it may be in the door switch on either the drivers or passengers door.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford focus 2000 passenger door won't unlock

does it work when using the key from the outside?

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

emissionwiz

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SOURCE: Drivers power lock will not unlock with remote.

the door lock actuator is defective, they get really hard to move when they go bad, that is why the difficulty with the key.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: ford explorer 1997 xlt, the inside door handle does not work

I had the same problem and I finally found the solution after taking the panels from the inside of the door. Ford makes these vehicles with plastic clips to hold the bar that releases the latch and after so much repetitive usage of them they break. so most likely you will need to go to a ford dealership to get these clips which are stupidly priced at $3.00 a piece. All you need to do is take out the old pieces and put in the new and they'll most likely last you for another 10 yrs. but that's not a guaranteed fix from Ford.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't unlock my 2003 kia rio with the key, and

Hello,
Just had the same problem and know it is fixed.
You may have worked out that you can use the fob to unlock and then immediately lift the passenger handle to get access- not ideal.
In my case I couldn't turn the key in the drivers door either
1, Remove the 25 AMP fuse for door locking from fuse box under the bonnet. This disables central locking. The passenger door opens fine. The key however won't turn in drivers door.
2, Spray WD40 or other moisture repellent protective lubricant on key. Insert into drivers lock- gently turn back and forth. Half remove key so you can spray more WD40 into lock- a good blast will do. Keep gently turning until you can lock and unlock.
3, Replace 25 amp fuse
4, Hopefully job done- worked for me

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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My 2003 Navigator doors will only unlock with the key on


Sounds like a vehicle security module problem , but , without doing some testing that would be just a guess .
Checking for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes first ,then checking power an grounds to the module . Viewing wiring diagrams an testing electrical circuits for the locks too see if anything is wrong , missing power or grounds etc... Do you know what a wiring diagram is ? How to use a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter to test electrical circuits ? Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free-tsb Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size. Under system click on body & accessories ,then under subsystem click on power locks . Click the search button then the blue link . If not familiar with automotive electronics your best bet mite be to take it to a qualified repair shop.

Power Lock
The power lock/unlock feature requests all of the vehicle doors, including the liftgate, be locked or unlocked upon a customer request from any interior door lock switch in the vehicle. The power door locking system functions independently of ignition status or vehicle speed. When the vehicle security module receives an unlock/lock command from any door lock control switch, the vehicle security module will activate relays internal to the module to supply the correct power and grounds for the door lock actuators.

Power Unlock Inhibit
NOTE: This feature is not enabled when the vehicle is delivered to the customer. If the customer requests this feature the module can be configured to enable this feature.
With the key in OFF, 20 seconds after electrically locked (remote transmitter, keypad, door lock control switch locked with door ajar) and all doors are closed, the door unlock switch will be inhibited if this feature is enabled. (The lock function will still operate.)
Deactivating/Activating Power Door Unlock Switch Inhibit
NOTE: The power door unlock switch inhibit feature needs to be enabled to perform this procedure.
This is customer configurable. Steps one through three must be completed within 30 seconds.
  1. Turn the key to ON, then press UNLOCK three times.
  1. Turn the key to OFF, then press UNLOCK three times.
  1. Turn the key to ON, within five seconds press LOCK two times.
The user should receive two horn chirps to indicate the system has been disabled or two chirps followed by a horn honk to indicate the system has been enabled.
Pressing LOCK two times again will toggle the door lock control switch inhibit feature state.
Turn the key to OFF to exit programming mode.
This feature can also be enabled/disabled using a diagnostic tool.
Auto-lock Enable/Disable - Using the Ignition Switch
Another way to turn the auto-lock feature off/on is by following this series of steps:
  1. Close all doors.
  1. Confirm that the key is in the OFF position.
  1. Turn the key from OFF to ON.
  1. NOTE: Steps 4 through 8 must be carried out within 30 seconds. Press UNLOCK three times.
  1. Turn the key from ON to OFF.
  1. Press UNLOCK three times.
  1. Turn the key from OFF to ON.
  1. Verify that the horn chirps. This indicates the enable/disable mode and now is ready to accept program changes.
  1. Press UNLOCK once to command the vehicle security module to toggle the auto-lock/relock feature OFF.
  1. Press LOCK once to enter the command.
  1. Verify that the horn chirps one time. There should only be one chirp indicating that the auto-lock/relock feature has been disabled. If one chirp is heard followed by a longer sound of the horn, the auto-lock/relock feature has just been enabled. Return to Step 10.
  1. Turn the key to the OFF position to exit the enable/disable mode.
  1. Exit the vehicle and verify that the horn chirps once to indicate that a feature has been changed and that auto-lock/relock has been disabled.

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Why does my alarm keep going off on my 2000 Ford Explorer when I unlock the doors?


check the battery in the keychain. or replace. Make sure the keychain remote doesnt get wet!

Jun 03, 2012 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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How do you re-program the security code on a 2007


FORD KEY PADS
  • Enter permanent factory code
  • Press the 1/2 button within 5 seconds to enter programming mode
  • Within 5 seconds enter new code, doors will lock, unlock to verify code, this erases previous codes remotes will also need to be programmed. (MAYBE)
KEY PADS/REMOTES
  • Insert key, turn ignition off-to- on eight times in succession, ending with key in on position doors will lock, unlock to verify in programming mode
  • Press any button on new remote, doors will lock, unlock to verify
  • Do the previous step with the second remote, doors will lock unlock to verify.
  • Turn ignition off. Doors will again lock, unlock to verify.
NOTE-Some vehicles use 5 turns of the key instead of 8

Jun 05, 2010 | 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

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How can i program my door lock code or find out what it is. on my 2000 limited edition explorer


FORD KEY PADS
  • Enter permanent factory code
  • Press the 1/2 button within 5 seconds to enter programming mode
  • Within 5 seconds enter new code, doors will lock, unlock to verify code, this erases previous codes remotes will also need to be programmed.
FORD KEY PADS/REMOTES
  • Insert key, turn ignition off-to- on eight times in succession, ending with key in on position doors will lock, unlock to verify in programming mode
  • Press any button on new remote, doors will lock, unlock to verify
  • Do the previous step with the second remote, doors will lock unlock to verify.
  • Turn ignition off. Doors will again lock, unlock to verify.
NOTE-I found that some Explorer/Mountaineers enter program mode after 5 times-not 8.

Here is the link for further info.


http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_reprogram_key_remote_fob.htm


Your factory code is on a card in the owners manual. If that is lost, access the control module in the cargo area behind the left cover panel.

You MIGHT be able to see the code printed on it, or you might need to pull it out in order to see it.

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Set the combination lock on the driver door of 1999 Ford Explorer


check your car manuel and it should tell you to solve both

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Doors unlock fine but relock too quickly to get in the car


usualy tis is caused by the door key cylender sensor switch beeing loose or damage espacilly if you have had a slim or a wire hanger in the door panel trying to unlock the doors if this is the problem it will also over time run your battery down its kinda like your holding the lock button down all the time

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Drivers power lock will not unlock with remote.


the door lock actuator is defective, they get really hard to move when they go bad, that is why the difficulty with the key.

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How do i disarm an alarm on a 1993 ford explorer without the key remote


THIS IS FROM YOUR OWNERS MANUAL:
Disarming the System
An armed or activated system can be disarmed if you:
n Unlock the doors by entering the unlock code on the keyless
entry keypad.
n Unlock any door or the liftgate with a key.
n Turn ignition to the ON or ACC position.

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The Central Electronics module is detecting a fault in on of the door locks. Its not necessary that the lock is faulty, it may just need to be adjusted. To be more specific, the locking knob that goes up when vehicle is unlocked and goes down when locked , is connected via a linkage to a microswitch on the door lock actuator. The microswitch has three positions. top position is unlocked, center is neutral, bottom is locked. However after any cycle of the lock/unlock switch, the microswitch has to return to the neutral position for it function correctly. Most likely your vehicles drivers door lock microswitch does not return to the center/neutral position after you lock you car which causes the alarm to go off. In this case you should have the drivers door lock assembly replaced by a good knowledgeable workshop, and the dealer isnt one of them.

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