1998 Ford Explorer Keyless entry Module

Tiny
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1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Where is the control module located on this vehicle?
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 5:29 AM

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Remote Anti-Theft/Personality (RAP) Module. At left rear quarter panel
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 7:02 AM
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I have recently purchased a 2005 F-150. It has the anti-theft system, but does not have the keyless entry. It also has electric door locks. Can the Remote Module be removed from my 1998 explorer and installed in the f-150?
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 9:23 AM
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The module from your old vehicle will not fit the F150. Remote entry is an option avaliable on this model. Check with a dealer if your vehicle has it installed. The remote may just have been lost before you bought the vehicle?

Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems F150

The hood latch system contains a latch fastened to the body and a hood latch striker attached to the hood. The latch is controlled by a primary and a secondary hood latch release handle and cables.
The front door entry system contains a latch that is fastened to the inside of the door frame and is controlled by the exterior and interior door handles. The latch contains a door ajar switch and a door lock actuator. The front doors can be locked/unlocked by the remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter, the RKE keypad, the door lock control switch or the door lock cylinder.
The regular cab rear door handles fasten on the inside of the door frame. The handle is a shut face design with 2 cable-actuated latches. The top latch is fastened to the exterior of the door frame and the bottom latch is fastened to the inside of the door frame.
The SuperCab rear door handles fasten on the exterior of the door frame. The handle is dual-action design with 2 cable-actuated latches. The top latch is fastened to the exterior of the door frame and the bottom latch is fastened to the inside of the door frame. The interlock is actuated by a rod that is attached to the latch remote control assembly.
The SuperCrew rear door entry system contains a latch that is fastened to the inside of the door frame and controlled by the exterior and interior door handles. The latch contains a door ajar switch and a door lock actuator. The rear doors can be locked/unlocked by the RKE transmitter, the RKE keypad, or the door lock control switch. The rear doors have a manual lock on the inside of the rear door frame as a child safety lock feature.
The tailgate release handle is integrated with a lock cylinder. The 2 latches are actuated by 2 actuating rods that are controlled by the release handle and remote control.
To prevent theft of the spare tire, the vehicle is equipped with a spare tire lock cylinder.

Principles of Operation
Power Locks
The power lock/unlock feature requests all of the vehicle doors to lock or unlock upon a request from the door lock control switch, remote keyless entry (RKE) keypad, or RKE transmitter. Power locking and unlocking functions independently of the key position, vehicle speed, or transmission position. The vehicle security module activates internal relays to supply the correct power and grounds for the door lock actuators.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 9:43 AM

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