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1999 ford winstar anti theft problem

My 1999 ford winstar will not start.when i place key in ignition the antitheft light blinks very fast.have tried all sugestions from disconecting battery to leaving key in ignition for a period of time.Is this a dealer fix only?

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  • ness74 Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same exact problem with mine. but the headlights also stay on. I have to disconnect the battery to turn them off. I have tryed everything but I still cant get it to start. if anyone knows how to fix this please let me know.

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Fords have a chip in the keys and a reader in the ignitions switch, when you insert the key and the theft light stays on solid then the key has passed. If the light flashes quickly then the key didn't pass the check and the vechicle will not start. This can some times be a key problem and some times a reader problem . But the keys can only be programed with a computer in this situation. The dealer or most lock smiths have these computers.

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A dealer is the only one thats going to know for sure what the problem is and correct it.nothing else has worked so i would get it to a dealer soon.

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Something in your anti theft system has failed. The key,transceiver, or module. The only way to find out is to run a diag on that circuit. You will need special tester.

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