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If you Only have 1 Ignition Key, you may need to have the Car towed to Ford to have a Factory Original Key made & Programmed into the PATS / Computer. The Key /s you have may not be the ORIGINAL Ford Key & may be Duplicate/s which will cause same problem.
Here is Diagnosis Chart. You may need Scanner to complete some of the Diagnosis.You also may be money ahead to have the Ford Service Scan & Program your Key/s, or a New Key, as the Factory Original.
THE ONLY FORD QUALIFIED PATS KEYS ARE THOSE MANUFACTURED BY: FORD ROTUNDA, ILCO, STRATTEC, HUF, AND VALEO. OTHER AFTERMARKET KEYS ARE NOT FORD QUALIFIED AND CAN CAUSE PATS ISSUES.
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1260 IN THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) IS A DIRECTION TO RETRIEVE FAULT CODES FROM PATS. RETRIEVE FAULT CODES FROM THE APPROPRIATE PATS FUNCTION (PATS/HEC/VIC/ICM/SCIL) AND FOLLOW THOSE PINPOINT PROCEDURES BEFORE ANY FURTHER PCM DIAGNOSIS.
ERASING AND REPROGRAMMING THE CUSTOMER'S IGNITION KEYS DOES NOT CURE ANY KNOWN INTERMITTENT PATS NO START ISSUE. DO NOT SIMPLY REPROGRAM IGNITION KEYS IF A FAULT CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED.
VEHICLES WITH PATS TYPE A, B, OR C SEND AN ENABLE MESSAGE TO THE PCM IF THE PROPER CONDITIONS ARE MET. THE PCM THEN ALLOWS FUEL INJECTOR AND FUEL PUMP OPERATION. THE PROPER CONDITIONS ARE: 1) A VALID KEY READ FOR PATS TYPES A, B, AND C, AND 2) PROPER PATS-PCM INITIALIZATION FOR PATS TYPES B AND C. REFER TO CHART FOR DETAILS ON THE REQUIRED INITIALIZATION.
SOME VEHICLES WITH PATS TYPE B OR C MAY INCLUDE A STARTER INTERRUPT (SI). THESE VEHICLES DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO EXHIBIT A NO CRANK SITUATION TO CONSTITUTE A PATS RELATED NO START.
CHECK FOR A REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER AND REMOVE ANY SUCH EQUIPMENT FROM THE VEHICLE BEFORE CONTINUING DIAGNOSIS.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
The Theft Light does Not Flash any Codes
The Pats Ring is Not identifiying your Ignition Transponder in the Key.........
If it is the Theft Light Flashing, It does Not Flash a Code.........It is the PATS System that sets up the Flashing & means nothing for Repair or Service.
You should have the Vehicle Scaned with the DRB Scanner for DTC's regardless if the Vehicle Starts or when you have it Repaired.