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Old 01-04-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Key fob doesn't work (new battery) and key won't turn lock manually. Anybody know what the problem is?
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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I don't know why it won't work manually but do you possibly have to reprogram the fob? See if the owners manual has something about that.
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Nothing about reprogramming the fob. I'm more concerned about the lock not turning. I went ahead and sprayed some lock de-icer and pb blaster in there just in case, but it didn't work. Could it be a dead battery and the lock cylinder is electronic?
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Is it just one door or both?

The keyed aspect of the doors are strictly mechanical as far as I know. My guess would be that your key was not cut correctly for the lock cylinder.
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Could it be a dead battery and the lock cylinder is electronic?
Yes to both. If the battery is dead or has been disconnected, you still can't unlock the doors even with the key. You should be able to unlock the trunk with the key but that won't help you gain entry to the car unless you have the rear seat folded down. Otherwise your only choice will be to call an approved locksmith to break into the car using "specialist tools".
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:09 AM   #6
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Only the drivers door has a lock cylinder. Neither key will turn the lock. I called ford and a tow truck is on the way. The dealerships going to have fun with this.
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Went back to the car this morning and tried it again. The keyless still doesn't work but the key turned the lock. Started right up and drove it home. Now the keyless does work.
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Might want to leave the back seat down so you can get in through the trunk next time.
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That's weird that the key wouldn't turn the cylinder then would. Any chance you grabbed the wrong set of keys?

I grabbed the keys to my 2000 by mistake to get in the 2008 once. the key fit but dint turn the trunk cylinder.
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Nope. The other car I have is an old grand am. Completely different key style. I'm sure this car is cursed so I'm chalking it up to bad luck. It goes to the dealership Monday to have the lock actuator and electrical system checked.
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Seeing that your from Indiana, I'm guessing its the blistering cold of negative degree weather that is freezing up your lock. I feel your pain over here in Chicago.
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Yeah it's cold. It dropped 30 degrees yesterday. I thought that was it at first but it only sat in that spot for about 15 minutes before this all happened. I even put some of that lock de-icer in there.
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It warmed up to 1 today here in Wisconsin, headed back down to -9 tonite. No troubles with the locks here yet, but my 2012 is in the garage at night, the ' 13 F150 sits in the driveway. We had drissle, wind and a freeze Sat night, good combo for frozen locks. We had lots of slick roads and plenty of wrecks this morning.
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Went back to the car this morning and tried it again. The keyless still doesn't work but the key turned the lock. Started right up and drove it home. Now the keyless does work.
I have had this happen to me twice in the last few months. Key fob doesn't work, but when I put it in the ignition and turn it on, the key fob does work from that point on....... till the next time. My key does unlock my door so not too worried about it.
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Nope. The other car I have is an old grand am. Completely different key style. I'm sure this car is cursed so I'm chalking it up to bad luck. It goes to the dealership Monday to have the lock actuator and electrical system checked.
Has this been taken care of for you by your Ford Dealer, putsjunior?

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Has this been taken care of for you by your Ford Dealer, putsjunior?

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Not yet. I got rear ended a few weeks ago and it was supposed to go to the body shop the day after it wouldn't unlock. When I got the door open, I went ahead and took it to the body shop. The plan was to take it to the dealer when it was done because it's only a 3 day job. Now the shop can't find a bumper cover for it, so there it sits. This is my 4th mustang I've never had one that's been such a pain before.
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Not yet. I got rear ended a few weeks ago and it was supposed to go to the body shop the day after it wouldn't unlock. When I got the door open, I went ahead and took it to the body shop. The plan was to take it to the dealer when it was done because it's only a 3 day job. Now the shop can't find a bumper cover for it, so there it sits. This is my 4th mustang I've never had one that's been such a pain before.
Glad to learn you’re ok after your accident, putsjunior! Let me know when they’re finish with it.

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