UK Ford

UK Ford repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

1998 Ford: V6..Ghia..a key that doesnt unlock or lock the doors…

Customer Question
I have a 1998 Ford...
I have a 1998 Ford Mondeo german built V6 2.5 Ghia with a key that doesnt unlock or lock the doors anymore by remote. I have changed the two batteries, and tried to re programme the key by following ford instructions i.e placing the key in the ignition and turning from position 1 to 2 4 times and then holding down the unlock/lock button polinted key at door locks light comes on the key so signal is there but nothing happens
any ideas. Whem i lock by hand the signal lights go on and off ok as well
Fred
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: UK Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Answered in 17 hours by:
6/24/2010
Ford Mechanic: Bill, Technician replied 8 years ago
Bill
Bill, Technician
Category: UK Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,307
Experience: City & Guilds
Verified

Good morning, I hope I can help you.

 

Just because the LED lights up when button pressed doesn't mean a radio signal is being sent.

 

The only way to check if a signal is being sent is with a suitable radio receiver and the only way to test if that signal is being received by the car is with a suitable scan tool.

 

This then makes it a job for a ford dealership or garage with the specialist tools required.

 

If you have a spare key, you can try that. If the spare key works then you can rule out a fault with the car receiver and then buy another key to replace the faulty one.

 

If the spare key doesn't work then you can either have 2 faulty keys or faulty receiver.

 

I would think it was probably the receiver if this were the case.

 

Bill.

Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: Bill, Technician replied 8 years ago

Do you still require help with this.

 

Bill.

Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thanks for yoour reply unfotunatley this has been tried, by ford bu audi shoda and by auto elctroinics nthe answe was that the terminals in the key where the batteriess go just needed a clean and asll woorkjed perfectly after this, so unfortunaly your answer was not required
Ford Mechanic: Bill, Technician replied 8 years ago

My tests would have highlighted that fact.

 

As I said, just because the LED was coming on doesn't mean a signal was being sent.

 

A poor battery connection would have shown up when tested.

 

Bill.

Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

hi again, yes your way would or may have highlighted the reason for the key not to work, as i said before i had already taken the car to main ford dealership and they couldn't come up with an answer but did present me with a big bill, however i wasn't going to go thru the same again when as all the key needed was cleaning and a bit of air blowing across it to blow out any accumulated dust the garage took abut 5 minutes and said no charge so I am very sorry in this case your answer was not suitable for my needs as your way didnt reveal the reasons for not working before

best wishes

Fred

Ford Mechanic: Bill, Technician replied 8 years ago

How could they have. You had told me you had replaced the batteries. You must have made a mistake fitting them.

 

If I had said refit the new batteries you would have said I've already done that.

 

Bill.

Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

no i didn't make any mistake fitting them there are only two and only can work one way and the reason it didn't work was a little dust a few minor particles i can get a note from ford to explain as you seem not too believe me. I have Ni reason not to pay for an answer that has been of any use but frankly i have been very candid with you an d told you exactly what happened

So thats the end of the matter now and I will pay and use your services if available next time i need help.

best wishes

Fred

Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Bill Your Own Question
Bill
Bill
Bill, Technician
Category: UK Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,307
3,307 Satisfied Customers
Experience: City & Guilds

Bill is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Trev

Trev

UK Ford Car Mechanic

277 satisfied customers

NVQ 3, Modern Apprenticeship, MOT Tester, 15+ years experience diagnostic technician

Matt

Matt

Engineer

1,149 satisfied customers

BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 23 years

neil

neil

UK Ford Car Mechanic

316 satisfied customers

started as appentice electrician , now specialise in transit

Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

UK Ford Car Mechanic

235 satisfied customers

25 years of working on Fords, from Cortina's to Kuga's.

Ross

Ross

Diagnostic and repair technician

74 satisfied customers

Licensed diagnostic and repair technician

DR CAR

DR CAR

MOSTLY FORD

44 satisfied customers

39 YEARS GARAGE TRADE MOSTLY DIAGNOSTIC AND FAULT FINDING

matty

matty

UK Ford Car Mechanic

12 satisfied customers

ford technician 9 years. mot tester. air con technician. imi diploma.

< Previous | Next >

Related UK Ford Questions
Ford Mondeo mk2 zetec: Hi, I have a 1999 Mondeo mk2. My remote
Hi, I have a 1999 Mondeo mk2. My remote fob was crushed resulting in a broken transponder and PCB, I have 2x SLAVE keys, solid black bodies with a small rectangle both of which start car and open and … read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
Ford Galaxy: Locking query for posting Hi wondering if
Locking query for posting Hi wondering if you guys and gals can help. Have done a lot of trawling but doesn't seem to fit things posted or answers. Ok first I have a 04 registered 53 plate ford galaxy… read more
sean
sean
Ford Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,348 satisfied customers
Ford focus: hello, my ford focus (51 plate) only locks sparadically
hello, my ford focus (51 plate) only locks sparadically using the key fob. ive no problem unlocking. when it doesnt lock i have to lock both doors manually. help!… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
My mk3 mondeo 2004 tdci ghia xtailgate was..drivers door..indicators
hi i removed battery while changing drive belt on my mk3 mondeo 2004 tdci ghia xtailgate was open and car had self locked doors before disconnecting battery .with battery off i unlocked drivers door o… read more
Mike
Mike
Proprieter / Diagnostic Technician
High School or GED
Ford: today for no apparent reason, the keyfob does not workHELP
I have a Ford Mondeo SF51 ZRK - today for no apparent reason, the keyfob does not work HELP… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
1,149 satisfied customers
ford galaxy: changing..battery it no longer opens the door via the fob
how do i re-programme the key for my ford galaxy. since changing the battery it no longer opens the door via the fob.… read more
GeoffMiles
GeoffMiles
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4 satisfied customers
My ford cougar central locking has stopped working, all doors
My ford cougar central locking has stopped working, all doors now only work on each mechanical own lock… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
ford: driven..tried to unlock car with key fob last night, no response
Hi. Ford CMax 2008 auto. I haven't driven this for past 5 weeks due to injury (not related). tried to unlock car with key fob last night, no response. I only have 1 fob, btw. friend unlocked car with … read more
FiestaEAC
FiestaEAC
Diagnostic Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
61 satisfied customers
1998(R reg)ford mondeo v6 ghia x..central locking..drivers side
1998(R reg)ford mondeo v6 ghia x...... the rear doors dont open on the central locking but open manually, 6 months ago the drivers side rear door failed to unlock for a couple of months but then it op… read more
Mike
Mike
Proprieter / Diagnostic Technician
High School or GED
Ford: my remote cental locking key fob..reprogramming
my remote cental locking key fob needed a new battery i replaced it but it still dosn't work does it need reprogramming, 03 ford transit… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
1,149 satisfied customers
2005 Ford Focus: bought a new Key FOB can i programme it myself
I have a 2005 Ford Focus and I have just bought a new Key FOB can i programme it myself and where do i get the instructions from. I also have a 2004 Ford Transit and wish to programme the FOB. Is it p… read more
FiestaEAC
FiestaEAC
Diagnostic Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
61 satisfied customers
battery in my fob went a few weeks..lock/unlock..my alarm..my key
I have a Puma and the battery in my fob went a few weeks ago so i used the key in the door to lock/unlock it, but recently my alarm has been going off when i try opening it. I realise I need to re-pro… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
Ford: remote key key/fob and today it..wont work..doors
i have got a ford puma, with remote key key/fob and today it decided the remote would not work, i put a new battery in the fob and it still wont work, but i can still use the key to lock/unlock the do… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
My remote key fob will not open or close my Focus doors. I
My remote key fob will not open or close my Focus doors. I have replaced the battery but no change… read more
FiestaEAC
FiestaEAC
Diagnostic Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
61 satisfied customers
2000 Ford: V6..doors..I have fitted a new battery for my key fob
I have a 2000 Ford Cougar V6 and the central locking stop working yesterday. The car still starts but the doors have to be locked and opened manually. I have fitted a new battery for my key fob but it… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
2002 focus: it will not work can you help me cheers jimmy
hi there i am having problems with get my radio frequency key i have just bought it and am trying program it to my 2002 focus but it will not work can you help me cheers jimmy… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
ok. mk1 mondeo..central locking..Drivers door wont..Passenger door
OK. MK1 Mondeo, infra red remote central locking. Drivers door wont lock any door at all on remote, but will with key in lock but not double lock. Passenger door will lock all doors on remote and with… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
816 satisfied customers
Ive bought a central locking fob for my 56 reg ford connect
Ive bought a central locking fob for my 56 reg ford connect transit van, Ive followed the instructions "turn the ignition 8 times " the doors should then open and lock meaning the fob is acctivated bu… read more
Trev
Trev
UK Ford Car Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
277 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x