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Ford Ranger 3.2 6sp. Sitting in our carport, locked, for…

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Ford Ranger 3.2 6sp. Sitting in our carport, locked, for maybe 6 hrs. Suddenly lights [flashers] and siren all happening. By the time we got out to it, neighbours over the fence said they had seen on one, and the security lights had not come on on our home. I short - it was not being burgled!

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?

Please tell me how to reset the security system

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ranger?

2017

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Tried nothing except checking all doors were shut correctly, and it locked securely.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Could it be a moth or some other insect inside? How sensitive are the pick up sensors?

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Australia Car
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AU Auto Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 6 months ago
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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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HI,

Most of the time this is due to a faulty hood switch or door switch, but most of the time being the hood switch.

If I can get the last 8 of the vin number, I can pull the schematics and testing for the switches to determine which one is faulty

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