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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 truck will not read the transponder key. There is a small wire with a piece of metal at the end that I don't know exactly where it came from. There is a perfect spot for it but it does not work. Is there a perfect diagram of the ignition with thecover apart? Any suggestions?

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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 ?

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