2005 Freestar - changed the battery and...
Last week my wifes battery died in her 2005 Freestar (out of warrenty by 1 month...). So I changed the battery and read the manual about how to reset the power sliding side doors and rear hatch. I ran though the steps and the console buttons (in the roof) will not open the doors, and the doors will not open with the keyless unit. They will open under power if you push the buttons at each door panel. So the doors work.
The manual said:
If the console buttons do not work after the reset procedure to put the key in the OFF (#3 position) and pull the number #11 fuse wait 30 sec and reseat the fuse. Wait 10 seconds and do the reset process again. While I had the fuse out I tested it for continuity it is good. I also checked the fuse for the console panel it is good too. # 16 fuse.
Well that did not work.. I have tried it about 5 times. The manual said if that does not work "see your dealer for service". Well this car as been in the shop about 8 times in only 32k miles what a lemon. Anyway does anyone have any suggestion on what I may try to reset the console, the labor rates at the local ford dealership are $95 an hour, just trying to save some money.
UPDATE: I did a google search and found others with the same issue. Someone posted the you have to have the GEM module reset. Can I do that??
Last edited by Wolf-2; 11-16-2008 at 08:19 PM.