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Your instrument panel is part of the ECU on your vehicle, electrically. If the GEM has been substituted and still the problem has remained, a critical look at the instrument panel is required. Moisture or dampness, even a water entry from the windscreen, could cause corrosion to the IP and cause mis-function. Fords had this problem with European Focus's.


If its happening all the time, then it wouldn't be the doors/trunk/hood just being open. There are a couple of scenarios. key fob is damaged, button gets stuck, or battery going out. sensor on the doors/trunk/hood is going bad, and its sending back an open signal (prevents you from locking keys in your car). electric lock module in doors is going bad, ...


I've had central locking refusing to stay locked with several cars when any of the door sensors (or boot lid sensor, or even engine cover sensor) thinks its door is open - whether it's actually the case, or the sensor has jammed for some reason. This hypothesis can be checked by setting the interior lighting to the setting where it lights upon open doors. In ...

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