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Hello, This code is for the pats transceiver that goes around the ignition cylinder. When they fail they won't read the key. You can test to see if you have power and ground on the red and black wire. If you do this will need to be replaced. Once its replaced your vehicle will start and run again.
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Code flashes:1:3 Key code not received. Is key screened by other keys or objects? Try different key: if okay then first key is faulty.If not go to main dealer1:4 Partial code only received. Try again. If not okay use different key.If not go to main dealer1:5 Key not programmed into PATS. Program key as above using master1:6 Faulty link between PATS module and EECVGo to main dealer
You swapped the PCM power relay with no difference correct? you replaced the transceiver from Ford and the code changed from 13 to 15? Did you try swapping the PCM diode to see if it makes a difference?
Yes there should be an AC diode next to the PCM diode. Try swapping these and see if it makes a difference.
They are. How many keys do you have programmed? Is code 15 all you are getting now?
My next step would be to reprogram the keys. I am guessing you don't have the tools for that? I can opt out and see if another expert has a different option for you.
Hi there. Different expert here.
In most cases, the keys last for the life of the truck. It's either the transceiver not sending the right signal to the instrument cluster, or the cluster itself not communicating with the PCM what causes the PATS to activate.
Ford made it real hard for a thief to steal that truck. So hard, that only qualified service facilities and licensed locksmiths have access to the tools that allow communication with these Passive Anti Theft Systems (PATS). In your case, I would suggest contacting your local licensed locksmith as a cheaper option to having to tow the truck to a Ford shop.
A Ford NGS scan tool would be needed to check the cluster signals, whether IN from the transceiver or OUT to the PCM.
I agree with you that $260 is a lot of money - and how does he know it needs rekeying? If I were you, I would shop around until I found a locksmith that had experience with Ford trucks.
It could be a loose wire or a bad connection. You hurt nothing by trying, so go ahead and take the cluster out and see how everything fits back there. If nothing jumps at you, then it's probably an internal failure.
In that case, I'm afraid is a mandatory trip to Ford to get a new cluster programmed to the truck.
Yes, it would. The main thing would be to have it programmed.
By the way, it might help you to know their lingo when talking to those folk; Ford calls it "configuring the cluster" :)
Some locksmiths do the whole thing, including configuring. If I were you, I'd shop around to see where I could get the best deal.
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