Re: 94 EB 4x4 remote issues
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 02:52:15 GMT, hello <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I have a 94 EB 4x4 Explorer. One day I came out after work to find my
>doors unlocked. I KNOW if locked the doors. I shrugged it off and
>did not think anything of it.
>Then one day my stock car alarm started to go off. I quickly disarmed
>Ever since then the remote control functions of the remote do not
>work. I have 2 stock remote controls and put new batteries in them
>and still nothing works.
>My alarm work still if I manually lock the doors and leave the windows
>cracked and reach in and open the door from the inside...the alarm
>will go off...other than that I have no remote control functions that
>I was looking in a manual for the remote control features and I see no
>mention of the remote control and have found no data to lead me in the
>direction for troubleshooting.
>Can anyone tell me where the remote control until is located?
>Are there any relays, etc that I need to check? Just what can I do to
>troubleshoot this thing myself?
One thing that comes to mind that I had happen to me.
1. check your truck's battery voltage. I had flaky operation of my '94
remote when the battery was signalling me that it was about to die. It
did strange things such as you describe and then a month later left me
stranded in a parking lot.
BTW, I dont believe the '94 had a factory installed alarm. It was
dealer installed and is a model VSS-600 Plus alarm unit. Thats why
its not in the owners manual. Do a google search on that number or go
to your dealer and see if he has a unit. Its not cheap, when I
replaced mine it cost me $250.
Its located in the drivers side kick panel right by your left foot.
(at least mine was)
Oh, one more thing, If you're handy with a soldering iron, the reason
why mine died is because the main cable connector is a big long nylon
strip with embedded pins soldered into the circuit board. Over the
years the differing thermal expansion rates of the nylon and the PC
board itself caused every single solder joint of that connector to
fracture. All I had to do was resolder the connector pins and it
worked like a charm. I didnt need to spend $250.