2006 Ford Focus passive entry

Tiny
TIMMYH
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  • 2006 FORD FOCUS
  • 60,000 MILES
Hi,
I have a Ford Focus Sport TDCI with passive keyless entry. When I am stood next to the doors on the drivers side (with the key fob) they will open when I pull the handle, however this is not working on the passenger side doors. Any suggestions as to what the problem may be?

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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 3:48 PM

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Tiny
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Find the receiver(s) and make sure they're working properly. If the system is based upon magnetics, make sure the magnets haven't been dislodged or dislocated. If they are RF-based, make sure the antenna is properly attached and the receiver/transmitter is working properly.
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
THE FORD MAN
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When you unlock the vehicle with the factory remote by depressing the unlock button, the system is designed to only unlock the driver's door unless you depress it twice. Does the passenger door unlock normally from the inside using the door unlock switch?
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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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The problem isn't with pressing the unlock button on the key fob, the door is meant to unlock if you're stood next to it with the key and pull the handle. It works perfectly ok for either side if you just press the unlock button.
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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
THE FORD MAN
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I understand now. I will have to e-mail my engineering department for an answer. It may be a day or two.
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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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I take it you've tried holding the key in your hand, at your side, by the door handle, etc? If this passive entry system is electronic, chances are the battery in the fob may be either low or dead.
The system may also have become "de-programmed". Send me a picture of the remote you have so I can determine the correct reprogramming method. All of these remotes I'm looking at have batteries.
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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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I've just done some more reading on this subject and it seems that if the problem isn't batteries in the key fobs, you will need to remove the door panels and verify that the proper voltages are being seen by the door locks and latches. Let us know if the issue was battery-related or not and I will post some images and figures, if you need them.
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Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
THE FORD MAN
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I asked a technician at Ford. He believes that this vehicle is equipped with proximity sensors that detect the key fob. He believes that only the drivers door and trunk are only equipped with these sensors. I am still waiting on an engineers point of view.
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 2:31 AM
Tiny
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That's what passive door locks means Ford Man. What would be cool is if your contact(s) in Ford could get us full, detailed schematics and pictures of the door-side components.
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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Timmyh,
I confirmed with an engineer that the proximity sensors are only in the drivers door and the trunk area. This is how it was designed from the factory apparently. I could not obtain the rights to a wiring schematic since I only have permission for USA vehicles.
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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 2:05 AM

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