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1996 Ford Explorer Question: can not start car with keys,have to press alarm reset button on bottom.

 

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alarm, Westminster, CA, January 23, 2013, 11:52
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put new battery in and had transmission rebuilt

, now car wont start with keys have to press alarm reset button on bottom of steering wheel by the pop open trunck button. what do I do. will I break it always pressing button and turning key at same time to start ignition.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 23, 2013, 12:30
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    IS THIS A FACTORY ALARM OR AFTERMARKET? IF ITS AFTER MARKET YOU MAY NEED A NEW CONTROL MODULE. THE BUTTON IS JUST BY APSSING THE WHOLE ALARM SYSTEM. MOST ALRMS HAVE A LIFETIME WARRNTY ON THE MODULES ( CLIFFORD DOES) IF YOU CAN FIND DEALER NEAR U

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    alarm, January 29, 2013, 10:42
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    It was put in by ford dealership ,thank you for ur response.By bypassing my alarm and pressing button all the time will I break my starter.

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    globalhelper, January 29, 2013, 11:19
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    no but sounds like anti theft module has gone bad. if it was installed thru the dealer and not orig equipment its justan aftermarket.find out what kind and call the manf.

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