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How to do you reset the anti-theft lockout in a 2000 windstar SEL?

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how to do you reset the anti-theft lockout in a 2000 windstar SEL?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Brian replied 6 years ago.
There is no resetting it. The THEFT light will flash rapidly if it is preventing the engine from starting. Waiting for 30 minutes should allow the system lockout to reset if no other problems are present. If THEFT light flashes rapidly when trying to start, it could be due to a number of reasons, for example: wrong key, bad transceiver not picking up the key signal, or cut wiring somewhere. If THEFT light is flashing when you try to start it, the best next step is to pull the codes related to the PATS (Passive Antitheft System), and address the codes that are found. In the Windstar, the PATS codes are found in the cluster.

You can pull codes with a Ford compatible scantool, or try using the dealer test mode as follows to retrieve the codes:

To enter the HEC Dealer Test Mode, depress and hold the instrument cluster SELECT/RESET button, turn the ignition switch to the RUN position, and then continue pressing the SELECT/RESET button (5 seconds) until tESt is displayed in the odometer. The SELECT/RESET button must be released within three seconds of the odometer tESt display to begin the dealer test mode. Depress the SELECT/RESET button to advance through the following steps until dtc is displayed. Depressing the SELECT/RESET button will display any stored continuous DTCs before proceeding to the next step.

Odometer Display

Description

GAGE Activates gauge sweep of all gauges, then displays present gauge values. Also carries out the checksum tests on ROM and EE. If the gauge sweep is inoperative, INSTALL a new instrument cluster.
All segments illuminated Illuminates all odometer segments. If any odometer segment is inoperative INSTALL a new instrument cluster.
bulb Illuminates all micro-controlled indicators and LEDs. Install a new indicator or LED as necessary.
r Returns to normal operation of all micro-controlled indicators and LEDs and displays hexadecimal value for ROM level. (used when requesting assistance from the hotline). If alternating flashes for FAIL and ROM level are displayed, INSTALL a new instrument cluster.
EE Displays the hexadecimal value for EE level (used when requesting assistance from hotline). If alternating flashes of FAIL and EE level are displayed replace instrument cluster.
dt Displays hexadecimal coding of final manufacturing test date (used when requesting assistance from hotline).
dtc Displays continuous DTC's in hexadecimal format. Pressing the SELECT/RESET button will display any DTCs stored before proceeding to the next step. See index below for description of trouble codes.
enG Displays the English speed in MPH. Speedometer will indicate present speed within tolerances. Display will show 0 if input in not received. If input is invalid for one second or more, or if speed is 0.
m Displays the metric speed data in kph. Speedometer will indicate present speed within tolerances. Display will show 0 if input in not received. If input is invalid for one second or more, or if speed is 0.
tAc Displays the tachometer data received from the PCM via the SCP network within tolerances. Tachometer will indicate present RPM. Display will show 0 if input is no received, if input received is invalid for one second or more, or if engine RPM is 0.
FUEL Displays the code (0-255) for the fuel sender input to the HEC. The fuel gauge will display a filtered fuel level value. This filter will keep the pointer from moving suddenly or erratically.
255 open send +/- 0
232 full stop +/- 0
215 Full mark +/- 10
178 3/4 mark +/- 8
138 1/2 mark +/- 7
93 1/4 mark +/- 5
41 E mark +/- 4
54 Low Fuel (0-59)
0-18 short (0-20 max)
OIL Displays the code (0-250) for the oil pressure switch input to the HEC. Oil pressure gauge will indicate present oil pressure. Normal oil pressure (greater than 6psi) will display a value between 000 and 176. A low oil pressure or an inoperative engine oil pressure switch (less than 6 psi) will display a value greater than 176.
dEGC Display of engine temperature in Degrees C input from cylinder head temperature sensor.
49 C "C" mark
60 C Normal band start
120 C Normal band end
-40 C No SCP message for 5 seconds
bAtt Displays the code (0-255) for the battery voltage input to the HEC. Battery voltage gauge will indicate present battery voltage.
93-102 6.2-9.1 volts, low voltage
115-124 8.5-10.7 volts, Normal band start
215-225 15.8-18 volts, Norm band end
230-241 16.9-19.1 volts, high voltage
rhEo Displays the present decimal rheostat dimming input, 0-255 (used when requesting assistance from the hotline)
rhi
rhS
rho
Not used.
Cr Displays the current RUN/START sense input. Display will show -h for high input with the ignition switch in the START position and -L for low input with the ignition switch in the RUN position.
PA-PE7 not used.
GAGE Repeats the display cycle


To exit the HEC Dealer Test Mode, turn the ignition switch to the OFF position


 

Short list of common Diagnostic Trouble Codes

NOTE: DTC Codes are not to be used for diagnosing problems. If you believe there is a problem with your car, you should have it scanned with an OBD-II code reader. DTC Errors are typically no cause for alarm.

OBD-II

HEC Dealer


Scan Tool

Test Mode


DTC

DTC

Description

B1202 9202 Fuel Sender Open Circuit
B1204 9204 Fuel Sender Short to Ground
B1213 9213 Anti-Theft Number of Programmed Keys is Below Minimum
B2103 9232 Antenna Not Connected - Defective Transceiver
B1232 A103 Antenna Not Connected - Defective Transceiver
B1317 9317 Battery Voltage High
B1318 9318 Battery Voltage Low
B1342 9342 ECU Is Defective
B1356 9356 Ignition Run Circuit Open
B1364 9364 Ignition Start Circuit Open
B1600 9600 PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal is Not Received - Damaged Key or Non -PATS Key
B1601 9601 PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code from Ignition Key Transponder (Unprogrammed Key)
B1602 9602 PATS Received Invalid Format of Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder (Partial Key Read)
B1681 9681 PATS Transceiver Signal is Not Received (Not Connected, Damaged, or Wiring)
B2139 A139 PCM ID Does Not Match Between Instrument Cluster and PCM
B2141 A141 NVM Configuration Failure (No PCM ID Exchange Between Instrument Cluster and PCM)
B2143 A143 NVM Memory Failure
C1284 5284 Oil Pressure Switch Failure
U1027 D027 SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Engine RPM
U1043 D043 SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Traction Control
U1073 D073 SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Engine Coolant
U1123 D123 SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Odometer
U1147 D147 SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Vehicle Security
U1262 D262 Missing SCP Message
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Expert:  Brian replied 6 years ago.
There is no resetting it. The THEFT light will flash rapidly if it is preventing the engine from starting. Waiting for 30 minutes should allow the system lockout to reset if no other problems are present. If THEFT light flashes rapidly when trying to start, it could be due to a number of reasons, for example: wrong key, bad transceiver not picking up the key signal, or cut wiring somewhere. If THEFT light is flashing when you try to start it, the best next step is to pull the codes related to the PATS (Passive Antitheft System), and address the codes that are found. In the Windstar, the PATS codes are found in the cluster.

You can pull the codes from the cluster with a Ford scantool or use the "Dealer HEC Test Mode", (HEC = Hybrid Electronic Cluster)

Instrument Cluster Dealer Test Mode

To enter the Instrument Cluster Dealer Test Mode, depress and hold the instrument cluster trip odometer/reset button and then turn the ignition switch to the RUN position and then continue pressing the trip odometer/reset button until tESt is displayed in the odometer. The trip odometer/reset button must be released within 3 seconds of the odometer displaying tESt to begin the dealer test mode. Depress the trip odometer/reset button to advance through the following steps until dtc is displayed. Depressing the trip odometer/reset button will display any continuous DTCs stored before proceeding to the next step.



Odometer Display Description
GAGE Activates gauge sweep of all gauges, then displays present gauge values. Also carries out the checksum tests on ROM and EE. If the gauge sweep is inoperative, INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster .
All segments illuminated Illuminates all odometer segments. If any odometer segment is inoperative, INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster .
bulb Illuminates all micro-controlled lamps and LEDs. REFER to the Symptom Chart for the inoperative indicator lamp.
r Returns to normal operation of all micro-controlled lamps and LEDs and displays hexadecimal value for ROM level (used when requesting assistance from the hotline). If alternating flashes of FAIL and ROM level are displayed, INSTALL a new instrument cluster; refer to Instrument Cluster .
EE Displays hexadecimal value for EE level (used when requesting assistance from the hotline). If alternating flashes of FAIL and EE level are displayed, INSTALL a new instrument cluster; refer to Instrument Cluster .
dt Displays hexadecimal coding of final manufacturing test date (used when requesting assistance from the hotline).
dtc Displays continuous DTCs. Pressing the trip odometer/reset button will display any DTCs stored before proceeding to the next step. If DTCs are displayed, REFER to the Instrument Cluster Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index.
cFG0 Displays coding of software configurable features/options.
cFG1 Displays coding of software configurable features/options.
cFG2 Displays coding of software configurable features/options.
cFG3 Displays coding of software configurable features/options.
SPd xxx.x mi Displays the English speed in mph. Speedometer will indicate present speed within tolerance. Display will show 0 if input is not received, if input received is invalid for one second or more, or if speed is 0. GO to Pinpoint Test G .
SPd xxx.x kmi Displays the English speed data received from the PCM via SCP network. Displays the metric speed in kph. Speedometer will indicate present speed within tolerance. Display will show 0 if input is not received, if input received is invalid for one second or more, or if speed is 0. GO to Pinpoint Test G .
tAc xxxx Displays the tachometer data being received from the PCM via SCP network. Tachometer will indicate present RPM within tolerance. Display will show 0 if input is not received, if input received is invalid for one second or more, or if engine rpm is 0. GO to Pinpoint Test T .
FuEL Displays the actual A/D fuel level. The fuel gauge will display a filtered fuel level value. This filter will keep the pointer from moving suddenly or erratically. If the value displayed is between 0 and 20, the circuit is shorted. GO to Pinpoint Test D .
  • 255=open send +/-0
  • 232=Full stop +/-10
  • 215=Full mark +/-10
  • 178=3/4 mark +/-8
  • 138=1/2 mark +/-7
  • 93=1/4 mark +/-5
  • 41=E mark +/-4
  • 54="LOW FUEL" (0-59)
  • 0-18=short (0-20 max.)
dEGC Display of engine temperature in Degrees C input from cylinder head temperature sensor. If the value displayed is -40C, the SCP message for engine temperature has not been received for more than 5 seconds. GO to Pinpoint Test E .
  • 49 C="C" mark.
  • 60 C=Normal band start.
  • 120 C=Normal band end.
  • "-40" C=No SCP Message for 5 sec.
bAtt Displays the code (0-255) battery voltage input to the HEC. Battery voltage gauge will indicate present battery voltage.
  • 93-102=6.9-9.1 volts (Low voltage)
  • 115-124=8.5-10.7 volts (Norm band start)
  • 215-225=15.8-18 volts (Norm band end)
  • 230-241=16.9-19.1 volts (High voltage)
E0-E7 Not used.
PA-PH Not used.
TEST Repeats test display cycle.

Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position or press and hold the trip odometer/reset button for 3 or more seconds and release to exit Instrument Cluster Dealer Test Mode. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, proceed to the Symptom Chart to continue diagnostics.

Instrument Cluster Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index

Instrument Cluster Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index
Scan Tool Displayed DTC Dealer Test Mode Displayed DTC Description Source Action
B1205 9205 IC Switch 1 Assembly Circuit Failure (Open or Short to Battery) ICM REFER to Section 413-08 .
B1213 9213 Anti-Theft Number of Programmed Ignition Keys Is Below Minimum ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B1232 A103 Antenna Not Connected/Defective Transceiver ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B1246 9246 Dim Panel Potentiometer Switch Circuit Failure ICM REFER to Section 413-00 .
B1249 9249 Blend Door Failure ICM REFER to Section 412-00 .
B1342 9342 ECU Defective ICM CLEAR and DOCUMENT the DTCs. CARRY OUT the instrument cluster Self-Test. INSTALL a new instrument cluster if DTC B1342 is retrieved again. Refer to Instrument Cluster .
B1346 9346 Heated Backlite Input Circuit Short to Ground. ICM REFER to Section 501-11 .
B1352 9352 Ignition Key-In Circuit Failure. ICM REFER to Section 413-09 .
B1470 9470 Lamp Headlamp Input Circuit Failure. ICM REFER to Section 417-01 .
B1600 9600 PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Is Not Received — Damaged Key or Non-PATS Key ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B1601 9601 PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder (Unprogrammed Encoded Ignition Key) ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B1602 9602 PATS Received Invalid Format of Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder (Partial Key Read) ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B1676 9676 Battery Voltage Out of Range ICM GO to Pinpoint Test A .
B1681 9681 PATS Transceiver Signal Is Not Received (Not Connected, Damaged, or Wiring) ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B1875 9875 Turn Signal/Hazard Switch Signal Circuit Failure ICM REFER to Section 417-01 .
B2139 A139 PCM ID Does Not Match Between IC and PCM ICM REFER to Section 419-01A .
B2141 A141 NVM Configuration Failure (No PCM ID Exchanged Between IC and PCM) ICM REFER to Section 419-01B .
B2175 A175 A/C Request Signal Circuit Short to Ground ICM REFER to Section 412-00 .
B2176 A176 Overdrive Switch Circuit Short to Vbatt ICM GO to Pinpoint Test P .
B2477 A477 Module Configuration Failure ICM REFER to Section 418-01 .
B2513 A513 Blower (Fan) Circuit Failure ICM REFER to Section 412-00 .
B2586 A586 Headlamp Mode Circuit Failure ICM REFER to Section 417-01 .
C1779 5779 Blower Switch Failure ICM REFER to Section 412-00 .
U1041 D141 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Vehicle Speed PCM CARRY OUT the PCM self-test.
U1043 D043 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Traction Control ABS/TC CARRY OUT the ABS/TC self-test.
U1051 D051 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Brakes ABS/TC CARRY OUT the ABS/TC self-test.
U1073 D073 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Engine Coolant PCM CARRY OUT the PCM self-test.
U1123 D123 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Odometer ABS/TC CARRY OUT the ABS/TC self-test.
U1131 D131 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Fuel System REM GO to Pinpoint Test D .
U1147 D147 Invalid or Missing Data for Vehicle Security PCM/J1850 REFER to Section 419-01B .
U1262 D262 Missing SCP Message J1850 REFER to Section 418-00 .
U2013 D013 Compass Module — No Response ICM REFER to Section 413-08 .

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