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All lights work when key is on. A friend of hers tried to jump the starter and the starter is working fine. it just has no power going to the system
Sorry, not with the car
Do you have a copy of the fuses in the block? she doesnt have an owners manuel to show where they are all at. Thanks
ok thank you what about disabling the security system?
or even re-setting the code on the door
Ford uses what is called a PATS system. passive anti-theft system. It's a little more complicated than just bypassing a few wires, or soldering in a resistor to the ignition key circuit like we used to do with old GM's. This system has a chip in the key, and uses an RFID (radio frequency interference device) to send a signal to the processor that the key that is programmed to the vehicle is in the switch and will start the vehicle. Basically If I went to a locksmith, had him cut a key to 2004 ford. I would unlock the door with the key, I could turn the ign. switch with the key, but it still wouldn't start because the key's chip isn't programmed. In my opinion I don't know of any sure proven way to bypass the PATS system. It is engineered to make sure the vehicle isn't stolen and they've got it locked down tight. If the security light is flashing rapidly though, then it will be something else. and I thank you for the accept sir. There are some aftermarket kits that I have seen that claim to be able to bypass Ford's PATS system. But I personally have not tried to use one.
ok well thanks for your help
just bto let you know......it was the key. Ford had to cut my daughter a second key and then together they reprogramed the keys and it works fine now. Thanks