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I lost my key to my 2000 Ford Explorer how can I bypass the security and crank my vehicle

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  • james stalford May 09, 2015

    go online look it up on gm the wire is in stearing colum thres a wire that goes to ignition switch on my gm i searched for security bypass,you need to use resisters in the line.I think you will get a better idea if check it out on line I was able to a resister
    in line to the right ohms setting.



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Call a wrecker and tow the vehicle to your ford dealer and have the key programmed to the vehicle.

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You are right.Its the key code problem. As per the manual it says:--- sometimes when the battery is disconnected or has to be recharged - this happens. The computer forgets the key code and the key has to be re-coded. The ford service center/dealer charge $35 to $50 for recoding the key and this makes the car to function properly and it starts . ---------------- Also check the code in your car:--- under the plastic-passenger side under the very back window-next to rear passenger door jam-Looks like a black box. The Original Code is on a tag on that box.But if its not there then dealer is other option/.It takes few minutes to get recoded.----------------This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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You mean that the starter is turning (cranks) the engine but the engine won't start? Be sure it is getting fuel. Turn the key to the on position and you should hear the fuel pump in the fuel tank run for a few seconds. If so that is good. If the fuel is being delivered then possibly you have no spark which usually is the electronic ignition module. The only way to test it is to replace it. Your timing chain or belt could be broken or "jumped" as the third possibility. I am leaning toward ignition module being bad as they just die without warning and nothing can revive them.

Posted on May 18, 2011

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Did you try the dealer? Or visit this reference link: 2000_Ford_Explorer

About the programing procedure, read this info... Programming a PATS II Key

Ordered a PATS II key ( Passive Anti Theft System ) from Torrie McPhail at Ford Parts Network ( ). The key, cut for the truck ( using the VIN ), shipped to door was only $24.85. Ford Parts Network is a great company to do business with; highly recommended.

I am able to program the new key ( PATS II ) myself ( on my 99 ) since I have two good ( programmed ) keys, if I had only one key, it would have been necessary to have a Ford dealer or specialty locksmith make the key ( unless the truck was a pre 98 with a PATS I system; then only one good key is needed ). I have been told that the cost of this programming and a key is around $100.

The programming procedure is as follows: insert the first good key turn it to the run position wait until the security light goes out, turn to lock and remove the key'; now insert the second good key and repeat the step; finally insert the new key and repeat. The security light will light up for three seconds to indicate that the new key has been successfully programmed.

That's all there is to programming the new key; total time less than one minute.

Moral of this story - even if you have two good keys, order another ( or 2 ) and program them yourself and avoid future headaches and expense.

Hope helps.

Posted on May 27, 2011

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