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How to Reset the Power Sliding Doors on a Ford Freestar

by Allen Moore

Power sliding doors in the Ford Freestar are a handy convenience for people on the go. You can open or close the doors at the push of a button, which makes loading or unloading easier and faster, especially when your hands are full. If the battery dies or the fuse for the doors blows, you will need to reset the doors after correcting the battery or fuse issue.

Step 1

Put the key in the ignition, close the power sliding doors and verify they are unlocked. Make sure the Freestar is shifted into park. It is best to perform these steps with no one else in the Freestar, so that you are not interrupted and no one pushes the door control button or interferes with the door operation during the reset procedure.

Step 2

Depress the control button for the door, located on the overhead console near the driver's seat. This should open the door.

Step 3

Wait five seconds and then depress the button again. The door should now close. Use your watch to time this, as moving on too soon or too late can prevent the process from working properly.

Step 4

Wait five more seconds and repeat Steps 2 and 3, making sure the door opens and closes. Make sure to time the steps properly.

Step 5

Perform Steps 1 through 3 twice for the opposite door, in the same exact manner you did for the first door. If the doors do not operate properly after these steps, move to Step 6.

Pull the fuse for the power sliding door system and wait 10 seconds before reinstalling it. Once the fuse is reinstalled, perform Steps 1 through 5. After that, if the doors still do not operate correctly, you will need to take the Freestar to your local Ford dealer or qualified repair shop for diagnosis and repair.

Items you will need

  • Ignition key
  • Watch

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