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Old 04-06-2009
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It sounds like the keypad is causing the problem. Not the module. These keypads occasionally fail due to water intrusion under the membrane.

You don't need to find the control module (which should be in your overhead above passenger seat). It's not the cause.

Disconnect the actual keypad at its connector. That will solve the issue short term. Longer term, use Ebay or www.car-part.com to find a keypad from a 2000 Ford Thunderbird or Mercury Cougar. Other keypads might work, but I can't garantee it, ya know??

This same issue happened on two of my Lincolns over the years. Same fix for both cars.

Good luck!

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Bruce,
It should unlock with the 3 button and not the 5 button. All the Fords, you enter your code- the main door should unlock, then hit 3 and everything else should unlock. You hit the 7 and 9 buttons simultaneously to lock everything when departing.
Odd... the (5/6) button unlocks the basement. (3/4) button does nothing...
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I just got done going thru the front right corner. No box behind any panel or gauge panel, upper or lower, inside or out. Lots of boxes, but no control box.
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I'm laughing as I read this, cus it all sounds so familiar.

Following the location pointed out to me by others with different year coaches, I have completely removed EVERYTHING I can find in the front portion of our coach to find that d#$@ module.

It appears that in the 1995-1996 PT42's, BB decided to hide them, and they do so very well.

If you pull the panel next to the passenger seat off, you can find the Ford wiring harness where it splices to BB harness. After that, I lose it in insulation, and a mess of wires. Have no clue where it goes.

I'm thinking $50 to anyone who can successfully tell me where that module is would be getting out real cheap at this point!

Good Luck, and if you do happen to find the Ford module, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post its location!!

Thanks
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Corey,

My problem disappeared as mysteriously as it began, so I quit searching for the hidden box. When I get some time, I will resume the hunt and post the results if I'm ever able to locate the control box.

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while adding a new CB radio i found a black box on my 95wb.
it did not have a ford part number that i could find,but i did not remoc=ve the screws and take it out.
Now,about that $50.
HA!
the box is behind the 2 doors in the middle of the dash console,remove that entire cabinet assemble and its on the left as you look in.
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Old 04-20-2009
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Yep, Randy gets the 50 bucks!!!! been offline for a while, my apologies,mine is on the "other side" of the left hand wall Randy talked about. Meaning, to get to mine , you need to remove the old front TV and its wood mount, right side wood wall that separates the TV enclosure area from the upper middle 2 door overhead console area Randy mentioned.. says "motorcraft" and has a preprinted label with the mater code on it.
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Default Central Locking Runs Amok!

While my central locking system has not "run amok" suddenly and inexplicably, my dash and co-pilot switch quit locking and unlocking my entry door.

I figure its a fuse somewhere but I though I would ask if anyone else has had this issue and got it resolved.

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Tommy
I found a poor connection at the dash,but at the same time replaced the switch also.
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Default Central Locking Runs Amok!

Interesting beasts, these birds are. Two days ago my dash and co-pilot door lock switch decided to quit. Just as inexplicitly as the two switches quit, today "without any warning" they work. Sometimes I think these machines have a life of their own.
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