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138,500 miles
Total Complaints:
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1998 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012009

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


My OEM anti-theft alarm (horn-lights) on my 98 Explorer has being going off randomly during days and nights. The only thing that prevents this from happening is to leave it unlocked (has keyless entry and key fobs). If I use the key fob or power door locks to lock it, within 1-3 hours it will go off. It is not caused my water or moisture, because I live in dry, dry, dry Arizona.

I saw a fix on the internet for the same problem on a 2002 Ford Pickup, but the wires in the connector are not the same as mine. It mentioned two connectors behind the left rear door panel where the jack is stored: one 8-wire and one 11-wire. both of mine have more wires than that.

Any mechanic know which one to unclip to disable the alarm?

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 312006

(reported on)

Explorer Sport

  • 157,000 miles

it so bad i had to pull the horn fuse so now the lights only flash, but even this is a pain. can anyone tell me how to fix or how to disconnect it?

- , Hanover Township, PA, USA

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