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Old 04-26-2011, 03:27 PM
cdw1990 cdw1990 is offline
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Hey.. need some help.

My problem starts when i put my key in my egnition.. ( or turn my truck on..doesn't make a diff.) after a few moments an alarm goes off with out a check engine ligt or any other emergeny light. the alarm goes off for one minute then stops. If i drive for over 45 mins the alarm will randomly sound again for a one minute period.

curious, i checked my fuse box... i pulled fuses but they were all still in good shape but i noticed when i pulled the fuse in slot #20 ( wiper blades) the alarm went off, and when i placed the fuse back into the slot the alarm began to sound again.. ( wipers work just fine)... any ideas on what could be the issue.

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Old 04-28-2011, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Maybe someone can .... HELP!!!

2001 Ranger owner manual says fuse #20 suppose to have 7.5A. It powers GEM and radio. You might have a bad GEM. The GEM controls a lot of things....windshield wiper is one of them. The only way I know of to be sure is to get it scanned at a dealer since OBD-II won't do the trick. Hopefully, I'm wrong. If not, it'll cost you $900 for buying one from fordparts.com. You can try eBay or junk yards. I heard that your replacement must have the same part number to your current GEM. Even then, the dealer might have to reprogrammed the GEM.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:30 PM
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Hey.. need some help.

My problem starts when i put my key in my ignition.. ( or turn my truck on..doesn't make a diff.) after a few moments an alarm goes off with out a check engine ligt or any other emergency light. the alarm goes off for one minute then stops. If i drive for over 45 mins the alarm will randomly sound again for a one minute period.
Sounds an awful lot like the timing of the airbag warning chime that sounds when the light is burned out.

Does it sound like groupings of five beeps, repeated for a bit, then nothing? Is your airbag light out?
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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Sounds an awful lot like the timing of the airbag warning chime that sounds when the light is burned out.

Does it sound like groupings of five beeps, repeated for a bit, then nothing? Is your airbag light out?
Just what I was thinking. I was thinking airbag alarm based on the timing of the 45 minutes.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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Its an airbag alarm.. had the same thing happen... you need to pull your cluster and locate the airbag light and replace...
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