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Can t locate anti theft module 2002 ford taurus

Module is supposed to be column mounted

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Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Module:

  • located behind the integrated control panel.
  • works in conjunction with PCM to enable or disable engine start function.
  • failure of the PATS or communication to the module may result in a no start condition.
  • if communication to the PATS module fails during diagnostics, refer to Section 13-11B .
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Where is the anti theft box located on 2003 ford Taurus?


The PATS - passive anti-theft system is a program (software ) programmed into the instrument cluster , PCM - engine computer , GEM module etc... Plus behind the plastic shroud on steering column where the lock cylinder is located the passive anti-theft transceiver module ! You better know what your getting into when you start to mess with anti-theft systems , you can render your vehicle useless if your not careful ! Need factory scanner to program keys , to read trouble codes , check data etc... If you change transceiver module it will need to be programmed ! FORD DEALER ONLY ! You can program more keys but need to have original two keys that came with the vehicle or you can't do it >
Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) -Principles of Operation PATS uses a specially encoded ignition key. Each encoded ignition key contains a permanently installed electronic device called a transponder. Each transponder contains a unique electronic identification code out of over 18 billion, billion combinations.
The passive anti-theft system (PATS), also known as SecuriLock ®, uses radio frequency identification technology to deter a drive-away theft. This system is known as SecuriLock® in North America, Safeguard® in the U.K., and PATS in Continental Europe. Passive means that it does not require any activity from the user.
The SecuriLock® System (PATS) is not compatible with non-Ford aftermarket remote start systems, which allow the vehicle to be started from outside the vehicle. These systems may reduce the vehicle security level, and also may cause no-start issues. If equipped, the remote start system must be removed before investigation of PATS-related, no-start issues.
Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle powertrain control module (PCM) before it can be used to start the engine. There are special diagnostic repair procedures described in this section that must be carried out if a new encoded ignition key is necessary.
The correct ignition key is a different design than prior model years. Please consult the Rotunda Key Ordering Guide for the correct part number.
So , before messing with something you know nothing about , do yourself a favor , take it to the nearest FORD dealer !
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Sep 02, 2016 | 2003 Ford Taurus

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Ford taurus 1997


Try pulling the fuse for the anti theft system and starting. If the car starts normally, then the problem is with the theft system. The theft system will reset itself after a period of time.

Jul 17, 2008 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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Where is the antitheft reset box for a 2002 ford taurus


Bobby, Ford Taurus anti theft system reset procedure. reset button below driver side dash. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Aug 27, 2016 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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Disable anti theft on ford taurus


You can't , your best bet is take your vehicle to the ford dealer an have it checked out . The ford PATS - passive anti-theft system is intertwined in all the computer systems on the vehicle . I don't even think you can go into the system with the ford diagnostic tool an disable it . There is no where you could just disconnect it , it's software programmed into the modules (computers) on the vehicle .

Jun 15, 2016 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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My boyfriend replaced the key cylinder and steering column has a box It has wiring I need a diagram or how to wire it 1998 ford expedition xlt it cranks but doesn't start.??


That box is for the anti-theft system , he changed the lock cylinder . You need new PATS keys . PATS - passive anti theft system .The transceiver module communicates with the encoded ignition key. This module is located behind the steering column shroud and contains an antenna connected to a small electronics module. During each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver module reads the encoded ignition key identification code and sends the data to the instrument cluster.
And the dealer is the only one that can program the keys . or a mobile lock smith .

Mar 02, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Changed steering column with another one , everything comes on but wont start.


Did you put the original anti-theft module on the new steering column ? Does yours have steering column mounted ignition switch ? Vehicles with steering column mounted ignition switches have the exciter integral with the theft deterrent control module (VTD) which is located within the steering column.

Aug 29, 2015 | 2004 Pontiac Montana

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Where Is the anti theft module


Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver module is around the key lock cylinder behind or under the plastic cover on the upper steering column'
Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver Removal
  1. s4h~tr~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable, Refer to Section 414-01
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    2. If equipped, remove the tilt wheel handle.
    3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
      1. Remove the screws.
      1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shroud.
      2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        1. Remove the screws.
        1. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        2. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          1. Remove the bolts.
          1. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          2. Remove the anti-theft transceiver module.
            1. Remove the screw from the bottom of the transceiver module.
            1. NOTE: Only apply pressure or leverage below the key cylinder lower rib.
              Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the module.

Dec 24, 2014 | 2006 Ford Taurus

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How do i disarm the alarm system on my 95 Ford Taurus?


the control module is located behind the glovebox, you can open the glovebox door and remove all items and drop the door for access-it has a gray connector, just unplug it from the module, which is black and has a sticker on it that says 'anti-theft'.

Feb 05, 2011 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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2001 Ford Taurus flashed theft light while driving and stalls. It does that intermittently. Starts fine.


IT WILL HAVE EITHER PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) MODULE OR REMOTE ANTI-THEFT PERSONALITY (RAP) MODULE . REPLACE THE MODULE.

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How do I bypass the antitheft on my 96 ford taurus


look for fuses and module, look for the anti theft module find where it is on your car most likely on a 1996 ford taurus it is under the hood on the right side when you are facing it....just simply pull the anti theft module from you`re car.

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