I have a 97' Taurus and I think the ignition key computer chip may be
failing. Over the last 3 months I found my trunk opened twice. Can it
be a chip malfunction or some kind of short circuit? Has anyone had a
similar experience? I'm positive I did not accidently trigger the
It's been a great car otherwise and the only regular maintainance is
an oil change every 3000 miles.
I can do without the 4 buttons (Lock, Unlock, Panic, and Trunk). I
never used the panic button.
I would like the oval 2 way lock/unlock buttons with the 'L' and 'U'
that lock and unlock all 4 doors to continue to work as they do, but
from the outside of car I only want key access for doors and trunk.
I'm ok with basic electronics, have a computer science degree but
never worked on cars. If I had schematics is a do it yourself job
possible? Perhaps just disconnect a few wires.. If not easy, can it
be done by a mechanic or technician? Does 97 Taurus need the chip?
I greatly appreciate any advice..
Joek In Jersey