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I cannot get the Pats system on a 1999 Ford Taurus to reset to learn a new remote fob. What could be the problem.

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I have a 2001 ford f 150 the anti theft is giving me trouble i try to start and it shuts right off if you place the key in the on position for about 30 sec all gauges power up then the truck will start and...

If the engine starts and runs, it is not the PATS holding things up. PATS is only prior to starting the engine, with the start enable parameter from the cluster. Once this is past, it is not longer involved in the process ( you can use a remote start with a correctly configured PATS bypass module, with a normal straight key to turn the truck to the on position.

Do you have an after market VSS installed ?

Apr 08, 2011 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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I put in a car starter in my 03 f150 the truck turns over but will not start. I put the tach wire on a white/pink on the pcm harness that did not work then i put it on a green/white on the coil this does...

Is this a crank no start issue ? If so, is the theft light in the cluster flashing ? No mention about the PATS bypass. One try is to put a functioning key in the ign ( in the off position is fine ) and try to remote start the truck. This would satisfy the PATS check, to know if the PATS bypass is programmed correctly, or if you do not have one, if everything else is installed correctly and you just need to add a PATS bypass module.

Feb 04, 2011 | 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Hi I tried to change the ignition on my 2001 F150 v6 because my key was getting stuck. Halfway through someone sugested some graphite powder. That worked perfect but when I reasembledthe ignition the...

The PATS transponder needs to be located by the key cylinder so it can "paint" the key with power to read the RFID tag on the key.

You can test if what you are talking about is the PATS transponder by holding another programmed key by it, and start the truck.

Did the wires get pulled apart when you were taking the key cylinder out ( i.e. check the other end ) ?

You are using the old key cylinder and the old programmed keys, right ?

Oct 14, 2010 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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Location of ecm on f150 2001

Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Disconnect the powertrain control module (PCM) electrical connector.

Remove the right front door scuff plate.

  • Remove the right cowl side trim panel.

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  • Remove the clip and remove the PCM.

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  • To install, reverse the removal procedure

  • Hope this helps ya.. :-)
  • Jul 21, 2010 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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    P1260 , on 2001 ford f150, with a 4.6

    P1260 = Theft Detected - Engine Disabled

    This OBD Code indicates that the Passive Anti Theft system (PATS) detected a "theft condition". This basically means an incorrect signal, or no signal at all was received from the chipped key. Brief overview: your ignition key has a chip in it called a transponder that is read by the PATS transceiver (mounted around the ignition cylinder housing behind the column shroud). The signal is then sent to the PATS control module, which communicates with the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and enables the vehicle to start.

    When an incorrect signal is received, the PATS module then sends this message to the PCM which triggers the P1260 trouble code, resulting in a no start condition. Possible causes are: an incorrect key being used, faulty key chip (transponder), wiring concerns between the transceiver module and PATS module, the transceiver module itself or internal PATS or PCM module concerns. The first thing to do in this instance is retrieve codes from the PATS module and diagnose these. Once the PATS issues have been resolved you can reset the P1260.

    Communication with the PATS module will likely need to be done at a Ford dealer. A few things to check first: make sure the correct key is being used, and if you have a second key, try that one as well. If one key starts it but not the other, you may have a faulty key. If both keys do not work, then it is not likely a key problem. Honestly, we see very few problems with the keys themselves. Make sure no one has tampered with the steering column shroud as the transceiver module located behind it is fairly fragile. Lastly check for an aftermarket remote start system. These are a common cause of no start problems with PATS equipped vehicles. Some installers will remove the chip from your key and tape it to the column (under the shroud). This basically bypasses the system and allows it to be started without a chipped key. The problem is that the transponder removed from the key is not designed to be used in this way and can fail due to extreme temperature changes and, depending on mounting condition, excessive vibration and shock. Other installers use a "key box" installed under the dash, and these have been known to cause issues as well. If you suspect the concern to be related to a remote start it may not be a bad idea to have it checked or removed to complete diagnosis.

    Also, its possible that you are interesting in check the Ford F-150 - Owners Manual (page 94)

    I hope this information has been helpful (remember comment and rated it)

    May 28, 2010 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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    Need wiring diagram for 2001 ford f150 power control module and antitheft module .i have changed both modules and had the system rebooted .my injecters still do not pulse

    IF the theft lite is NOT flashing. Unplug and plug the crank sensor a few times and see if it starts. Replace the sensor and clean the terminals of the connector. If the theft lite IS flashing check the plug below the steering column for broken wires to the PATS antenna. Tilt wheels on some fords/lincolns stretch that wire and breaks at plug.

    Mar 15, 2010 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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    My 2005 f150 wont star my anti theft system is

    alarm rearms itself.

    this is for 2001 and is similar.

    Anti-Theft —PATS The passive anti-theft system (PATS) contains the following components:
    • theft indicator
    • encoded ignition key
    • transceiver module
    • instrument cluster
    • powertrain control module (PCM)
    • standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network
    The PATS uses radio frequency identification technology to deter a driveaway theft. Passive means that it does not require any activity from the user. This system is known as SecuriLock® in North America, Safeguard® in the U.K. and PATS in continental Europe. This information can be found in owners literature.
    The 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, with over 72 million billion combinations.
    Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle's instrument cluster (the instrument cluster is also known as a hybrid electronic cluster [HEC]), before it can be used to start the engine. There are special diagnostic procedures outlined in the workshop manual that must be carried out if new encoded ignition keys are to be installed.
    The encoded key is larger than a traditional ignition key. The key does not require batteries and should last the life of the vehicle.
    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.
    The control functions are contained in the instrument cluster. This module carries out all of the PATS functions such as receiving the identification code from the encoded ignition key and controlling engine enable. The instrument cluster initiates the key interrogation sequence when the vehicle ignition switch is turned to RUN or START.
    The PATS uses the PCM to enable or disable the engine. The instrument cluster communicates with the PCM over the SCP network in order to enable engine operation. The instrument cluster and the PCM use sophisticated messages in order to prevent a theft. The instrument cluster and the PCM share security data (when first installed together) that makes them a matched pair. After this security data sharing, these modules will not function in other vehicles. The shared PCM ID is remembered even if the battery is disconnected. The instrument cluster also stores the vehicle's key identification code even if the battery is disconnected. There are special diagnostic procedures outlined in this workshop manual that may be carried out if either a new instrument cluster or PCM needs to be installed.
    All elements of PATS must be functional before the engine is allowed to start. If any of the components are not working correctly, the vehicle will not start.
    PATS uses a visual theft indicator. This indicator will prove out for three seconds when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START under normal operation. If there is a PATS problem, this indicator will either flash rapidly or glow steadily (for more than three seconds) when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START. PATS also "blips" the theft indicator every two seconds at ignition OFF to act as a visual theft deterrent.
    The PATS is not compatible with 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. Remote start systems must be removed before investigation of PATS-related no-start issues.

    Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
    • Ignition lock cylinder
    • Encoded ignition key (PATS key)
    • Use of non-encoded ignition key (key without the molded plastic head, non-PAT key)
    • Use of a non-programmed encoded ignition key
    • Central junction box:
      • Fuse 2 (5A)
      • Fuse 6 (5A)
      • Fuse 30 (30A)
    • PATS transceiver
    • Connectors
    • Ignition switch

    May 11, 2009 | 2005 Ford F-150

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    Can t locate anti theft module 2002 ford taurus

    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 .

    Dec 12, 2008 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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