Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North West Indiana
'95 Cougar XR-7 factory alarm/keyless remote module
I have a '95 XR-7 with the 4.6l motor in it with 53k on the whole car.
I am about to put my stereo in it and am worried about someone stealing it all and messing up such a beautiful perfect car.This is the nicest vehicle I have owned and probally the only one I will have.
I purchased it off of this lady who she inherited it from her father and had to sell it as part of his estate.He did hit something on the passenger side and dented the door and the front fender a tad bit.
When I bought it I just got a couple of keys and no remote.But knowing the plush nature of the Mercurys and the style of the car.I know that it is equipped with the factory alarm,keyless entry, and trunk opener.So I purchased a Mercury made remote offline on ebay and located the two black pins in the trunk above the fuel pump kill switch.However when I "jumped" the pins, as I was instructed to do, nothing happened.I tried it while key was in run and accessory positions both.I also looked on the net to find out how to do it with others and would turn it from run to accessory position several times and yet again no doors locked nor horn blowing.
So I have been thinking that it has been disabled after the old professor has the minor collision.But I am not certain where the module is and how to enable it again, or if I do get it reconnected if it will allow the car to function and run and what not.So that is the whole reason of me joining this forum of other Ford loving individuals. No one else seems willing to give me advice or help me.
So any advice or feedback is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all of your time