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We have a 2006 Ford Freestar in which the odometer indicator light comes on and fades out until you can't even see it anymore. It is actually coming on less and less as time goes on. Might you have a suggestion / solution without having to take it in to a dealer and spend an arm and a leg?

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SOURCE: My 2004 Ford Freestar Dash light fade in and out

check for loose wire behind the alternator when the light are fading our running on the battery only the alternator ir not charging get that check as soon as you can the frestar gonna stall soon thanks pierre

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: antitheft and battery lite on 2006 ford freestar

Try your spare key first. also, does the anti theft visual indicator (red flashing light) prove out, that is light for three seconds when key is turned to on.

here's some info.

Principles of Operation
The passive anti-theft system (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 out of over 18 billion, billion combinations.
The passive anti-theft system (PATS), also known as SecuriLock ®, uses radio frequency identification technology to deter a drive-away theft. This system is known as SecuriLock® in North America, Safeguard® in the U.K., and PATS in continental Europe. Passive means that it does not require any activity from the user.
The SecuriLock® System (PATS) is not compatible with NON-FORD 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. If equipped, the remote start system must be removed before investigation of PATS-related, no-start issues.
Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle's powertrain control module (PCM) before it can be used to start the engine. The correct ignition key is a different design than prior model years. Consult the Rotunda Key Ordering Guide for the correct part number. There are special diagnostic repair procedures described in this section that must be carried out if a new encoded ignition key is necessary.
This system contains a new feature named Unlimited Key Mode. This feature allows a customer to program more than eight keys to the vehicle if they request it. Each vehicle in Unlimited Key Mode is set up with a special unlimited transponder security key. This allows all the customer vehicles to share the same keys, but no other keys from outside can be used to operate the vehicles. For an individual customer, any randomly selected security key is acceptable. Refer to Unlimited Key Mode Programming in Key Programming Switch State Control in this section.
The PATS transceiver module communicates with the encoded ignition key. The 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 data to the PCM.
The control functions are contained in the PCM. This module carries out all of the PATS functions, such as receiving the identification code from the encoded ignition key and controlling the engine enable. The PCM initiates the key interrogation sequence when the vehicle ignition switch is turned to RUN or START.
All elements of the 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. The 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 concern, this indicator will either flash rapidly or glow steadily when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START. The PATS system also flashes the theft indicator every two seconds at ignition OFF to act as a visual deterrent.
PATS will be activated and will disable the vehicle from starting if there is:

  • an incorrectly encoded ignition key.
  • a damaged encoded ignition key.
  • an unprogrammed key
  • a non-encoded key (key has no electronics).
  • damaged wiring.
  • a damaged transceiver.
  • a damaged PCM.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR LIGHT 2006 FORD EXPLORER

I had the same problem. They need to change the whole shift indicator assembly. Had mine fixed inn 30 minutes

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford mustang check engine light come on

You need to have it scanned to see what code turned on the light. Check your gas cap, make sure it is tight.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: ford freestar 2004 the TRAC OFF message comes

I had the same problem and apparently fixed it by mistake. I replaced the cruise control deactivation switch under the master cylinder, hoping the cruise would be fixed. Some how with that the "trac off" light went out and gave me the ability to turn it on/off from the button again. The part was $30 from the local dealer and easy to replace. Before you run out to replace the switch check the connections on the old one. It plugs in upside down which may accumulate water from puddles and things causing connection issues ( a known problem ).

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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With the engine on...

Push "Setup" button, until your driver display says something like "Press Reset for system check".

Then push Reset. The system check will start, rotating through a series of checks.

About the fifth or sixth check will be the tire pressure. The system will sound the tone (same one that starts w/the light) and It'll say something like "Check Tires Pressure" on that moment press and hold for 3 or 4 seconds Reset. When you release the Reset button It'll show "Hold Reset if tires are OK". While that's up, hold the Reset button. After 3 or 4 seconds, the tire warning light will blink 2 or 3 times and then will stop .You need to be ready for it, because you don't get very long to release.

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Turn the ignition to the ON position,
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Once "TIRE RESET" or "CHECK TIRE AND RESET" is displayed, press and hold the button for three seconds.
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This information is in the Owners Manual

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My 2004 Ford Freestar Dash light fade in and out


check for loose wire behind the alternator when the light are fading our running on the battery only the alternator ir not charging get that check as soon as you can the frestar gonna stall soon thanks pierre

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Reset without message center:
To reset turn the ignition to the ON position, depress and Trip/odometer
button (located in the instrument cluster) until “TIRE RESET” or
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Once “TIRE RESET” or “CHECK TIRE AND RESET” is displayed,
press and hold the button for three seconds. The low tire warning indicator light will flash three times
as the low tire warning system begins to initialize.

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Reset with message center:
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