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1997 Ford Mustang GT; trunk and passenger door locked, can't open with the key!
Hello..I'm a new new member with a strange problem:
-->1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L
-->Bought used, October 2012
-->NO REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY PROVIDED WHEN I BOUGHT IT
-->Anti-theft protection system, but not sure if it is stock or not
-->Replaced IAC Valve last weekend, per Advanced Auto diagnostic
-->(don't think it's related to this problem though)
1. This past Saturday morning (and every day since I bought it) I could open my trunk with my key; by this past Saturday evening I couldn't, nor could I open the passenger-side door. Luckily, I can open the driver-side door with the original key AND the backup key I had made at Tru Value, but I can't open either the trunk or the passenger side door with either key. It's behaving like the anti-theft system has been triggered in some way, but I can't say for sure..?
3. After reading the owner's manual and some googling on the problem, I noticed that the instrument panel fuse box (right underneath the steering wheel, near my left knee) was knocked loose; I took it off and snapped it back in place, but the problem persists.
3. I thought it might be a bad fuse (location 6, amp 15), but the same fuse controls the following things that are all working fine:
a. Speed Control Amplifier
b, Warning Chime
d. A/C Heater Control Assembly
e. Anti-theft controller module
f. Remote Keyless Entry Module
4. Some other threads say that the anti-theft control assembly is in the trunk, which of course I can't open :-(
Any suggestions/thoughts/etc. would be greatly appreciated.
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Heh, something else interesting about this car..the user manual says that the manual trunk release button is in the glove compartment, which it isn't (believe me, I've looked)..so once I find the manual trunk release (or lay the back seat down..duh, never thought of that), maybe I can try to figure out what's going on.
I also checked the instrument panel fuse (position 6, amp 15) and it's fine, as I suspected.
In a nutshell, I found out from a local ford dealer (per the VIN) that this car came with no remote keyless entry installed..so I went to a local audio dealer and had one put in..problem solved, i.e. the trunk and doors open automatically now. I still can't open the trunk or passenger-side door manually with the key, but that'a another problem for another time :-)
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