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Yes you're absolutely correct when you replace the battery what that did was reset the gem module temporarily apparently there's an internal fault in the gem module itself and after it had been reactivated for 12 hours it started act up again. The gem module may will need to be replaced and this will need to be reprogrammed by the dealer using a factory scan tool
I have my exact part number.My Ford dealer no longer carries the part. I found a place online that sells remanufactured ones matching my part #(that may need to be reprogrammed). Another site sells a ford oem part that they call the updated gem that replaces my part# XXXXX say will not need programming. My car is a 4x2 without keyless or power windows(1997). Others have said I would not need reprogramming in my model yr and options. I need to know to decide where to get the part -as the dealer will charge me more to reprogram than anything I will save on the price difference. Are you sure nothing else could cause those issues to happen since my gem doesn't seem to be water damaged?
Nothing special about my key. NO power locks or windows.
Nothing special about my key-no chips. NO power locks or windows.
I dont know if anything is built into key-bought it used. Just checked with key to on- i dont see any light that says security or theft on panel.
Are you sure that i have a bad gem since i saw no water damage?