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ford expedition: bypass the antitheft system

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yes i will like to know is you can bypass the antitheft system on ford expedition
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 7 years ago.

There is no way to bypass the system,here is the pinpoint test.

1999 PCED On Board Diagnostics IISECTION 5: Pinpoint Tests

QD: Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P1260 QD: Introduction


  • Repair all Passive Anti-Theft (PATS) DTCs before P1260. (Refer to Workshop Manual, Anti-Theft Section for System Description and Operation).

Have all PATS DTCs been diagnosed?

Yes No
GO to QD2 . GO to Workshop Manual, Anti-Theft Section for DTC diagnosis.


  • Repair all Powertrain DTCs other than P1260.

Have all other Powertrain DTCs been diagnosed?

Yes No
GO to QD3 GO to Section 4 , Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Charts for Pinpoint Test direction and REPAIR other DTCs.


  • Complete Keep Alive Memory Reset to clear DTC P1260. Refer to Section 2 , Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Reset for detailed instructions.
  • Attempt to start the engine.

Will the engine start?

Yes No
No system faults exist at present time. For intermittent No Starts or Start Stalls, check for intermittent PATS faults. (PATS cannot stall the engine after 1 second of operation.) For intermittent Stalls while driving, verifiy scan tool to PCM communication during concern. If PCM communication error occurs, possible causes are:
  • Loss of PWRS or GNDS to PCM
  • Faulty PCM PWR relay
  • Faulty EEC PWR diode
  • Shorted VREF signal
REPAIR as necessary. RETURN vehicle to customer.
DTC P1260 is not the cause of the No Start. GO to Section 3 , Symptom Charts to diagnose the No Start symptom.


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