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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Haynes Manuals not Chiltons are the source I use for wiring. You local library might have one and photocopy it off.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Check the wires to the plug. You can remove the plug by pressing on the wire clip and pulling apart. Check the terminals for corrosion and clean them if corroded/rusty, then assemble. Remove the bulb and check corrosion on the bulb contacts in the bulb socket and reassemble. Turn the lights on and try wiggling the wires and ttwisting the bulb slightly to check contact, while the bulb receptacle is out of the brake light. If the light comes back on when you have done these things then this may have been the problem. Try using a dielectric grease on the wiring connections and in the socket of the bulb to alleviate any more issues.(I have a contour also so this was the problem with mine) Wayne
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
Many Ford trucks, vans and suvs use PATs (passive
anti-theft) keys. These keys prevent someone from copying your key to a
blank and using the blank. There is a small chip in the key which the
vehicle must recognize before it will start.
PATS is Ford Motor Company's passive anti theft system. In 1996 it started showing up on select models of Ford and Lincoln Mercury vehicles. The keys for these vehicles have a tiny radio frequency transponder imbedded in the plastic Head.
When you attempt to start the vehicle, the onboard computer sends out a RF signal that is picked up by the transponder in the key. The transponder then returns a unique RF signal to the vehicle's computer, giving it the ok for the vehicle to start and continue to run. This all happens in less than a second, and is completely transparent to the vehicle operator. It is a very effective system that does its job without the vehicle owner having to think about it, or modify his / her usual routine.
The PATs key is used on the following Ford family trucks and SUVS:
1998-up Lincoln Navigator
1998-up Mercury Mountaineer
Additionally, PATs can be found on the follow Ford family cars and mini-vans:
1997-up Crown Victoria
1996-up Mustang and Taurus
1998-up 2000-up Lincoln LS
1998-up Lincoln Mark VIII, Lincoln Continental and Lincoln Town Car
1997-up Mercury Grand Marquis
1998-up Mercury Mystique
1996-up Mercury Sable
Following are the instructions for programming a blank key (you must have at least one working key for this procedure).
1. Make sure you have both keys.
2. Turn on car but don't start. Watch "theft" indicator untils it goes out.
3. Turn off and repeat procedure with second key.
4. After "theft light goes out, insert new key and turn on.
5. Wait until the theft indicator goes off and then turn off switch.
6. Wait thirty seconds. New key is now programmed into security module. Repeat for any other keys.
1. Erase any old codes by entering the factory code.(buttons will light up)
2. Press 1/2 button within 5 seconds.
3. Press 7/8 and 9/0 buttons at the same time within 5 seconds.
To set new code:
1. Enter factory code (numbers will light up)
2. Press 1/2 button within 5 seconds.
3. Enter personal 5 digit code(decide beforehand) within 5 seconds of each previous one.
To unlock all the doors,press the 3/4 button within 5 seconds of the driver door unlocking.
To lock all doors and set alarm system,press 7/8 and 9/0 at the same time.
To disarm or reset a triggered alarm,just enter personal or factory code.
Do not set a code with five of the same consecutive numbers. It's too easy for thieves to figure out.
Deactivating and Activating Autolock
To deactivate the "autolock":
With all doors and tailgate closed but NOT locked,and ignition OFF.
1. Enter 5 digit code
2. While holding 7/8 button in, press and release the 3/4 button.
3. Release 7/8 button
The horn will chirp once if the "autolock" was deactivated
or two times if "autolock" was activated.
To reactivate the system,repeat steps 1 thru 3
Alternate Method To Deactivate And Activate Autolock
Do steps  through  (below) within 30 seconds or you'll have to do it over. If you have to do it over, wait 30 seconds between attempts.
Close all doors securely.
1.Turn the ignition key to ON.
2.Press the power door UNLOCK control THREE times.
3.Turn the ignition key from ON to OFF.
4.Press the power door UNLOCK control THREE times.
5.Turn the ignition key back to ON .The doors should lock and unlock.
6.Press the power door UNLOCK control. The horn should chirp ONCE to confirm successful switching of the autolock system.
Hope this help you (remember comment and rates this).
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 1999 Ford
you have a bad feed censorit tells it when its being burguld or the main brain for alarm look for a local alarm company they will fix or disarm permantly
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
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