I am programming a 2010 ford F350 with a 5.4l automatic, 2wd. I am trying to program the pats keys to the vehicle. I have 4 of them and. I am using the Factory IDS with a J2534 programmer. my question is, is it normal for the Instrument cluster to basically shut off (no lights no gauges, its as if the ignition is just shut off) while the 10min security access is happening? The end result is the keys do not program and the truck will not start. I have programmed these systems multiple times with great success, i just cant remember if the cluster "shut down" on me.
JA: Does the engine
turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: the engine does not turn over as the pats system is still active. the battery is good, I am also using a flash programming battery charger from snap on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: um yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: new ECM, new GEM module, (GEM due to corrosion)
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: i dont think so. Im basically just inquireing if the instrument cluster should "shut off" during 10 min security access.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.