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Old 07-07-2008, 02:23   #1 (permalink)
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Question Explorer keyless entry

I've got a 1997 UP Limited, the remote for the keyless entry stopped working some time ago, (not battery, I tried that already). So far, I have purchaced 4 diferrent remotes from both US and Austrailian ebay, all claiming to be genuine Ford items for 1997 explorer.

My question is, 'Why don't any of them work?' I know how to program them as it tells you how in the manual. I even took the last two to my local dealership and they can't get them programed either.

I am thinking maybe the Limited model has a different remote to the XLT. Can any one comfirm this?

Any help here would be greatly appreciated as I now have a collection of remotes and still can't get it unlocked without using the key.
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Old 07-07-2008, 14:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Explorer keyless entry

When trying to program, does the locks cycle like they should?
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Yeah, after the 8th key turn, they cycle.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:10   #4 (permalink)
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Keyless ride shows it to be a three button remote, is this what you have? Most of the remotes from Ford are around $40.00. (in the U.S.)The XLT should be the same remote. Make sure the batteries are good. We have a tester that will tell if the remote is working. Since the vehicle is going into programming mode the problem sounds like it is the remote. I'll see if I can find out any more info.
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