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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Stuck at my car with the securilock light flashing

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Stuck at my car with the securilock light flashing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

How many keys do you have for the vehicle?
Are you at home or away from home?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am home and have both keys
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Does it do it to both keys?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not sure if battery is dead or if this securilock is stoppiing me from starting the car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The light is flasjing on dashboard
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Does the light flash rapidly when you turn the key to on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It flashes and the car clicks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It flashes every second
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Ok, check the battery in the vehicle. The light will flash once every 3 to 5 seconds when the key is removed from the vehicle and the doors are closed. Since the car clicks, you vehicles battery is the problem. If it was the sercurilock, which we call PATS, the light will flash rapidly when you try to start the vehicle.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok ill try AAA for a jump
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Sounds good. Please let me know if it starts the vehicle.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are trying to jump it now but e are just getting clicking and the light securilock light is still flashing
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Where is the clicking coming from? Under the hood or under the dash?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should we leave the cables on the car for a while?
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Where is the clicking coming from? Under the hood or under the dash?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Clicking sounds like the dash
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Turn the headlights on and try to start the engine. See if the headlights dim while you try to start the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if i leave the key in on position it sounds like its cycling through something
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

The battery sounds like it is internally shorted. And if it is, the engine will not even start by jump starting.

The theft system will not cause clicking noises under the dash.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok turning the headlights on worked
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It started
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks!
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Have the battery tested properly.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will do
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome.,