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How to Disable the Alarm on a 2000 Ford Windstar

by Patrick Nelson

The Ford Windstar is a mini-van that is no longer manufactured. Ford Windstars from 2000 were optionally equipped with perimeter alarm systems. The anti-theft alarm system was designed to help prevent unauthorized entry into the vehicle by flashing the side lamps and sounding the horn. The 2000 Ford Windstar alarm can be enabled whenever the key is removed from the ignition.

1

Enable the alarm by either pressing the remote entry lock control or the interior power door lock control when the door is open. The alarm will be enabled on closed doors in 20 seconds. Any open doors should be closed, and those doors will be armed in 20 seconds.

2

Disable the alarm by pressing the transmitter unlock control. This is the unlocked padlock icon on the remote control.

3

Deactivate the alarm by unlocking the doors with a key.

4

Turn a programmed SecuriLock key to “Run/Start” in the ignition to disable the alarm. SecuriLock is Ford’s passive antitheft system comprised of keys programmed with codes specific to the vehicle. Your 2000 Ford Windstar may be equipped with this system.

About the Author

Patrick Nelson has been a professional writer since 1992. He was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication "Producer Report" and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson studied design at Hornsey Art School.

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