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Ford F-150: We recently purchased a used 2002 F150. I have

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We recently purchased a used 2002 F150. I have driven it several times with my keys. Only one of the keyless remotes is working and my husband has it. Today I used my key to get into the car and the alarm started to go off. It stopped but when you open the door it goes off again. I can't drive it!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. This concern is going to be caused by an aftermarket alarm installed under the dash. If you had the alarm key fob you could hit the unlock button to deactivate the alarm. Until it is deactivated it won't let you start the vehicle because the starter is now disabled. When people don't let you know there is an alarm installed it creates headaches. The best thing to do is either make sure you have the correct keyfobs or I recomend removing it and bringing the vehicle back to stock.
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