Question about 2000 Ford Explorer
Anti rheft needs to be disabled please help
The old key may have an induction chip in to deactivate the anti theft system. Does it have a red insert (chip) in the key handle? Get the old key and place it as close to the ignition barrel as possible. Seen this done on a number of occasions to save paying for a key reprogram.
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
Testimonial: "the key had broke off in the hatch of the vehicle. we pulled it out but when they changed out the ignition they broke the reader for the chip on the key so. we took the steering collumn and the ignition from an old 1999 ford exlorer which is the same. But the anti theft is still on"
You cannot disable the anti-theft system on a PATS key ford product. The used column you have uses a different key than your original, so the new key must be programmed to the theft module in the vehicle. This can be done with a Ford enhanced tool capable of PATS key learning. Holding an old key against the column will only work if the old keys(2 keys) are both available, or you can tape the old key to the cylinder and buy a new key matched to the new column that is NOT pats enabled. This is difficult and problematic at best. Call local mobile locksmiths and find one who can program ford Keys. They can come to you and do it for a reasonable charge. You will need 2 keys to begin programming. If you only have 1 key, you cannot program, so have 2 PATS keys that fit your lock cylinder before you call the locksmith.
Posted on Nov 13, 2015
The dealer may have to re-program the Anti-Theft processor to get the car started.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 05, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The car wont start, the
TRY REPROGRAM KEY .PUT KEY IN IGNITION SWITCH TURN IGNITION SWITCH ON POSITION 20 SECONDS DONT START ENGINE WAIT 20 SECONDS TURN OFF SWITCH THEN TURN SWITCH BACK ON 20 SECONDS WATCH THE THEFT SECURITY LIGHT BLINKING.WHEN THEFT STOP BLINKING VECHICLE WILL CRANK.IF LIGHT STILL BLINKING.TRY FEW MORE TIMES KEY IN SWITCH ON POSITION FOR 20 SECONDS.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT CAR KEYS IN SWITCH IF NOT WRONG SET OF CAR KEYS WILL SET OFF THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM.IF KEY RESETTING TRICK DONT WORK.CHECK BATTERY POWER MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY HAS 12.5 VOLTS AND CHECK SECURITY THEFT FUSE.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD YOUR SECURITY HAS TO BE CHECKED OUT AT THE DEALERSHIP.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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