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Old 10-17-2014
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!998 Ford Ranger XLT keyless entry question

I just bought a used 1998 Ford Ranger XLT, 4x4 with power door locks and windows. The guy I bought it from said the keyless entry "worked once in a while but hardly ever." He had 2 key fobs which I replaced the batteries in, tried the programming as described in the owner's manual and also saw same process via a YouTube video but nothing worked. I am curious if there is something wrong in the Ranger computer module or whether both fob transmitters have worn out (they are the originals) and I need to get new ones? I did find some on Amazon for pretty cheap. Appreciate any suggestions.
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Ive got a set for $10 from ebay I only needed one some my brother got the spare for his 08 F-150 they have been very reliable work every time. Only quirk i noticed is they don't have quite the range as the stockers but they do work every time. Id bet the amazon ones are same vendor.
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I ordered a new FOB through Amazon complete with battery and the same instructions as is already in my owners manual. I am out of ideas as this FOB did not work either and cannot get my Ranger to even go into program mode. Any ideas?
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Bad module.
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Is this the RAP module or something else? Is it something I could replace myself and if so, how much for the part? Thanks!
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I guess all things are related because my key fob not working and then problems with my anti theft light flashing rapidly ended up being a broken wire and a bad connector near the RAP module. Total cost from FORD dealer was $363 for repairs but my anti theft is working and not draining the battery or going off and my key fobs open and lock the doors.
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