anti theft light went on in my 1999 ford explorer sport, will not start, anything i can do as so i dont have to take to dealer


Asked by Dec 23, 2014 at 09:26 PM about the Ford Explorer Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1999 forg

9 Answers


Do you have the external key pad?

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

what is that ? and where can i find it?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

It is the keypad on the drivers door.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

found it. but how would that help the anti theft


Make sure you have your keys with you. Push the 7/8 9/0 at the same time, you should hear all the doors lock, wait at least 30 seconds, then enter your unlock code on to the pad, that should unlock the drivers door and deactivate the alarm system.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

dont have an unlock code, its old bought it used only used the key. so does that mean i am totally screwed.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Not really, disconnect the negative battery cable, wait 30 seconds to 1 minute, reconnect the cable, then lock it as I stated above, but try using the key in the door lock and unlock the door, make sure you only turn it to unlock, if you turn it the wrong way you will have to start over, if this still won't shut it down then you will have to take it to a dealer and have the system completely reset and while they are there they can give you the factory code for the keypad.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

problem is that i only have key to start truck .dont lock my doors because one or the other had been changed at one point years ago before i owned it,


Then look in the glove box, if your lucky there will be a little tag of paper glued to the inside, could be on the door or even inside the box area, it will have an FA or FB followed by a 4 digit number or it could be in the owners manual, if you don't find it then you could remove a door tumbler unit and take it to a locksmith and have a key cut, otherwise your stuck with the dealer so they can access the computer.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer Sport

Looking for a Used Explorer Sport in your area?

CarGurus has 210 nationwide Explorer Sport listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Ford Explorer Sport Questions

Ford Explorer Sport Experts

#1 chassy
Reputation 340
#2 tennisshoes
Reputation 230
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
912 Great Deals out of 64,628 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
60 Great Deals out of 1,780 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,080 Great Deals out of 73,498 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
2,152 Great Deals out of 193,917 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
583 Great Deals out of 33,059 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
271 Great Deals out of 21,222 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Edge
815 Great Deals out of 47,908 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
235 Great Deals out of 19,525 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,333 Great Deals out of 85,025 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Expedition
401 Great Deals out of 24,013 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
575 Great Deals out of 45,116 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Pilot
417 Great Deals out of 23,573 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Highlander
371 Great Deals out of 26,263 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon
418 Great Deals out of 20,516 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Pathfinder
334 Great Deals out of 22,417 listings starting at $2,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.