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Old 11-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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help guys- GEM

hi guys,

just wondering if anyone could help. the central locking stopped working on my dads 07 ST, he took it to ford and they said it's the generic electronic module and they want 500 odd to fix it.

what i want to know is, is there any way we could try and get said part from somewhere and take it to our friends garage for him to do or does this have to specifically be done by ford?

and if so, where can we get the part?

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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If just the central locking stopped, I wouldn't think the GEM is to blame.
BUT, the newer cars are CAN OBD. With the proper scan tool the repair shop can talk to individual sensors/switches in the car to find nearly exactly where the problem lies. So depending on the level of diagnosis the shop did, they may be correct.
I simply find it odd that only 1 function of the GEM is having problems. That to me says there's a sensor sending corrupt data ... or even simpler, a damaged wire or fuse issue.

I think it may be a good idea to get a second trusted shop to look at the car and see if their diagnosis differs or confirms the first. An extra 80-100 spent to possibly save 500 is still saving money.
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