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Door Lock Issues


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March 18, 2019
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Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Ford Explorer XLT
Here is a weird one. I am having an issue with the door locks.

When I attempt to lock the doors using the key fob there is no response. However, when I push the lock button twice on the fob the theft/car alarm arms. When i try to lock the vehicle with the door keypad by pressing the two buttons it will not lock either. The vehicle does lock by using the lock buttons inside the car.

The vehicle does unlock when I press unlock button on the key fob. The vehicle also unlocks when I enter the unlock code on the door keypad.


Flunked daycare
Elite Explorer
January 3, 2003
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outside shovelling snow
Year, Model & Trim Level
................ 96 XLT ™
You RAP module might be failing. I had a problem where my fob stopped working, then worked kinda, then nothing. Door keypad nothing. I replaced mine with a junkyard unit with the same part number. Works fine.

I opened my old one up to see if there was anything obviously bad, but everything looked normal.