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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Our 1997 Ford F150 started to crank without the key in it.

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Our 1997 Ford F150 started to crank without the key in it. So I replaced the GEM module. With that module it started to let the wipers run only on hi speed and would not stop. Around 8 hours later it started to crank itself again. do I need to have the GEM module reprogramed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

In most cases this type of problem is caused by a water leak on the top side of the left upper windshield which allows water to leak down the windshield post and drip on the GEM/fuse panel which causes internal shorting in the GEM/fuse panel. Are you sure the windshield is not leaking on the new GEM? The new GEM should not need programming.