Question about 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cabs
The problem is with the PATS (anti-theft) system in the truck. A major component of it is contained in the instrument cluster's circuit board.
If you still have the old cluster, take the circuit board out and swap it into the new (junkyard) cluster that's there now. If that's not possible you will have to go to the dealer to fix it.
I've swapped those circuit boards before. Just take your time be careful not to damage any of the board. It's actually pretty easy to do. I swapped my regular F-150 gauges for a nice silver Harley set of gauges so I had to swap the circuit board to make the truck start. Then when I sold my truck I swapped it back again.
Oh yeah, the odometer reading is also stored in the instrument cluster circuit board as is some other really important stuff.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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