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#83 of 269 door locks and headlamps
Jul 03, 2008 (7:18 am)
I have a 1999 Ford explorer XLT that started having some electrical problems about the same time. The headlights do not come on automatically but work from switch (Ford dealer said the sensor was working and was sending signal to turn lights on). The map lights work when the ignition is off but not from switch when ignition is on. They work from the dimmer though. The door locks will not unlock from either door switch, but will from key fob. They will not lock from key fob, but will operate from door switch. However, when I press lock twice on the key fob the horn will sound even though the doors do not lock.
#84 of 269 Re: door locks and headlamps [gradwjt]
Jul 20, 2008 (10:25 am)
I have a similar problem. First the passenger door locks quit working from the fob and the door panel . I can unlock with the key. Now the drivers side stopped working and will not open with key. It will go down from the door panel but not open. Have to reach acrss from passenger side and pull the door hanle. Any one have any ideas?
#85 of 269 Re: confused [tommyr2]
Jul 25, 2008 (10:55 am)
tommyr2 did you ever get it fixws I HAVE SAME PROBLEM MY EMAIL IS
96 Explorer with pwr only operate with ignition on engine off
#86 of 269 96 ford explorer pwr window problem
Jul 27, 2008 (8:04 am)
My 96 ford explorer suddenly developed a problem with the power windows not working when the engine is running. With engine off and ignition on, the windows
work. I tried replacing the Accy delay relay with no sucess any suggestions thanks
#87 of 269 Re: 96 ford explorer pwr window problem [oscar50]
Aug 10, 2008 (7:01 am)
FYI I went to junk yard and found a 96 with the same features.....swapp ed out the GEM and now I'm cruising down route 66 . Thanks for sites like this ....knowledge is Power
Aug 12, 2008 (3:52 pm)
I have '98 Explore. I have no brake lights or turn signals. The fuses and lamos are good. Is there a common point where these two come together? I do not have any schematics.
#89 of 269 98 FORD EXPLORER LOCK ISSUES
Sep 03, 2008 (6:38 am)
98 exp xlt door lock switch will not lock, just open both pass and driver side. Switch in hatch locks and opens
When I bought the car used, the remote would open but not lock the doors. The alarm system thinks it is locked because you could arm it just by pressing the lock button. I would lock the doors by pressing the switch on either door. Recently, both switches will now only open, they will not lock, but the switch in the hatch still locks and opens the doors. The touch pad on the drives door also will open just the drivers door as it should, and all the doors when 3/4 is pressed. It cannot be used to lock the car, but will activate the alarm if you enter the code and it thinks you are locking it. I changed all 4 relays in the back, no help. All fuses are ok.
I checked for a broken wire could not find one.
#90 of 269 1999 EXPLORER XLE
Oct 04, 2008 (8:55 pm)
We bought an explorer used and didn't realize that a lot of the fuses were missing. We put them all in and the one for the overdrive and the rear defrost keeps blowing. We even tried to put one in that was stronger. We have had the vehicle for about a month now and went outside last night to hear a noise. the light was on in the vehicle and the power locks were unlocking and locking over and over again. We ended up unplugging the battery becuase we could get it to stop... WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE?? Please help!
#91 of 269 Re: 1999 EXPLORER XLE [camandlissa]
Oct 05, 2008 (6:33 pm)
I am not sure what your problem is but I had similar problems when I noticed my Power windows stopped working . The back window wiper stopped and the dome lights. At one point their engine started miss firing and stopped. I tried replacing a bunch of relays that the guys on this web spoke of' the accy delay relay etc . Finally I went to what is described as the GEM it is a circuit board in a little box which is mounted on my explorer(1996 ) to the left of the radio. It is about six inches by 4 inches and is mounted vertically . You have to pull out the radio and fan control . It comes out pretty easily after you take out the two screws below the radio. This module is a brain that controls a lot of stuff. I found a similar explorer at my local junk yard and bought it at a reasonalbe price. I put it in and all my problems went away.
#92 of 269 Re: 1999 EXPLORER XLE [oscar50]
Oct 06, 2008 (2:59 pm)
Thank you so much... i just took it to a shop to diagnose and they charged me 250.00 and didn;t tell us a thing... ugh starting to hate cars!