Must unlock with RKE to start car

NorthStar243

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Hello,

I recently bought a 95 SHO ATX with 180k on it and while it is at my mechanic getting some needed gaskets/seals work done, I am going to try to do some research on something I found odd about the car.

I have a copy of the original window sticker and it shows that the car has the luxury convenience group with Keyless Entry from the factory (and the sunroof, dual power seats and JBL audio upgrade). I am using what appears to be an OEM RKE fob and when you want to start the car, you must press the unlock button and get the confirmation "chirp" of the security system before attempting to start the car or the starter will not engage. From my research, this appears to be more of an aftermarket effect, not an OEM situation as it does not appear that the factory OEM system included a starter disable feature (thank you forum search feature). I also noticed that the driver's door lock does not work (cannot physically move the locking mechanism, it appears stuck) and the number pad on the exterior of the driver's door for remote entry is also non-responsive.

I am going to start this process by further examining the driver's door lock, but any thoughts or ideas before I get my ride back and can start digging further?

Thank you!
 

luigisho

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I never got a chirp from anything before starting any of my cars that I can remember. I think you might have aftermarket something in there.
 

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See if the remote and behavior looks like the Ford 600 system that a dealer might have installed. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1742657/Ford-600-Plus.html?page=3

The ignition key should also work on both doors. If it doesn't, and is fully inserted, then one of the cylinders has been replaced and must be rekeyed (which with illuminated entry, requires one to carefully trim and crack the cylinder out of where it was melted to the front). The rubber pad in the door jam prys out to release the cylinder.
 

fast Ed

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There was a Ford Accessories security system that had an ignition circuit interrupt ... the 92 I bought a few months ago had it as a dealer installed option. Can you post a photo of your fob? I'm a Ford dealer parts guy and if it it from Ford I can maybe I.D. it.


cheers
Ed
 

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There was a Ford Accessories security system that had an ignition circuit interrupt ... the 92 I bought a few months ago had it as a dealer installed option. Can you post a photo of your fob? I'm a Ford dealer parts guy and if it it from Ford I can maybe I.D. it.


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Ed
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That's just the factory RKE fob as you were thinking, hmm. No further insight from me on this unfortunately! Mine has a different fob.
 

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