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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
88,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. to fix, disconnect factory alarm(2 wires) and reconnect them (1 reports)
1998 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 072006

F-150 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


Alarm module is under the kick panel on drivers side. Disconnect the two wires, let sit for 20 mins and put them back on. Place them back in the same place from where you took them from!!!!! They have to go back in the same place but the trick is the order you hook them back up. It has to be in a certain order. Don't remember which one first, sorry. If alarm still sounds on its own, disconnect them and hook them back up in reverse order that you did the first time. Should fix the problem. Do at own risk, fixed my truck but i am sure it voids any warranty you might have. Unsure if there are any ramifications about crossing the two wires accidentally when you go to hook them back up. So be careful and do at own risk.

- , Bernie, MO, USA

problem #3

Sep 062007

(reported on)

F-150 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

auto alarm goes off at any time for no reason. Goes off when alarm is not even activated (doors are unlocked). All Ford could do was lube my door latches, big surprise that didn't work.

This seems to be a common problem? Is there a solution? Is there a Ford TSB?

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 192007

(reported on)

F-150 XLT 3.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Alarm goes off randomly day or night.. Major nuisance!

- , Barlow, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 242006

(reported on)


  • 103,000 miles

The alarm keeps going off if you lock the doors with the door button or the remote button. If you physically push the door locks down then the alarm wont go off. Otherwise, its anyone's guess at what time of night it will go off. Any help please?

- , Elk City, OK, USA

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