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Replaced ignition switch in 1998 ford mustang. car won't start. how can I reset the anti-theft or whatever without going to a dealer?

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Take the chip out of the old key and then fit it in the new key ,or tape it to teh transponder behind the covers on the steering column

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2003 ford mustang gt anti theft light flashing engine will turn over but will not start


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How do I reset anti-theft on a 1996 Ford Mustang after replacing the ignition?


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SECTION 419-01: Anti-Theft - PATS 1999 Mustang Workshop Manual GENERAL PROCEDURES Procedure revision date: 11/06/1998 Key Programming -Erase All Key Codes and Program Two Keys
Special Tool(s) > New Generation STAR (NGS) Tester or equivalent
418-F048 (007-00500) NOTE: This procedure is used when a customer needs keys programmed into the system and does not have two programmed ignition keys available. This procedure is also useful when programmed ignition key(s) have been lost or the ignition switch assembly has been replaced, and it is desired to erase key(s) from the passive anti-theft system (PATS) memory.
NOTE: This procedure will erase all programmed ignition keys from the vehicle memory and the vehicle will not start until two keys have been reprogrammed to the vehicle.
NOTE: Two PATS encoded keys with the correct mechanical cut must be available to perform this procedure. One or both of them may be the customer's original keys.
NOTE: If additional keys are to be programmed, refer to Key Programming - Program a Key Using Two Programmed Keys. If the remaining keys are with the customer and are not available with the vehicle, then instruct the customer to refer to the Owners Guide under the "Programming Spare [SecuriLock ® (North America), Safeguard ® (U.K.) or PATS for all other markets] Keys Procedure" for instructions on programming the remaining keys.
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  1. Enter New Generation STAR/Service Bay Diagnostic System (NGS/SBDS). Follow the SECURITY ACCESS PROCEDURE to obtain security access.
  1. From NGS/SBDS menu, select IGNITION KEY CODE ERASE.
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  1. Insert the first encoded key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the switch to RUN for three seconds.
  1. Insert the second encoded key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the switch to RUN for three seconds.
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Problem is in the {PAPS) anti-theft system.car wont start


I had the same problem - My car would not start. There is a bypass button in your car that when you press and start the car at the same time the car will start. To find this button look just above the hood release lever or in that area there is the bypass button. I finally had to remove the anti-theft system and now my car starts fine. The dealer would not replace the anti-theft, but could remove it but the cost was way to high, so I went to place were they replace car radio and other similiar services and payed around $30.00 to have it remove. They also told me that I really did not need this system on my car, because you can't start the car without the key.

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This is from the Ford manual:


When the ignition is turned to RUN or START, the

theft indicator will light for 3 seconds and then go

out. If the theft indicator stays on for an extended

period of time or flashes rapidly, have the system

serviced by your dealership or a qualified technician.

You can view additonal information at this Free Ford website, by viewing the owners manual.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp

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I have a 99 ford mustang and it when into theft mode i check battery even the fuel pump and wont start what do i do?


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