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my 2003 ford escape securilock theft deterrent has been tripped.

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how do i reset it?...
my 2003 ford escape securilock theft deterrent has been tripped. how do i reset it?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
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How many keys do you have?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
2. i tried both
Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
Okay does the anti-theft light flash really fast?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes about every 2-3 seconds.
Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago

Ok when the key is turned on it only flashes 1 time every 2 to 3 seconds?

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes
Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
Okay if it blinks that slow then the anti-theft is okay.Usually it will blink alot faster when the communcation is lost.Go unhook the battery for 5 mins and see if it resets itself.Also you didnt hook it on backwards did you?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
cables are to short to hook backwards. i will try the reset
Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok let me know
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
WHEN I REMOVED THE JUMPER CABLES, NO POWER AT ALL. BEFORE I THOUGHT IT WAS A DEAD NEW BATTERY THEN THE THEFT LIGHT CAME ON. NOW WITHOUT THE JUMPERS, I HAVE NOTHING. NO LIGHTS NO DOOR DINGE NOTHING
Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
It is very possible that you got a bad new battery.I had 3 put in my car before i got a good one and i bought it at autozone.Do you have a jump box or jumper cables to boost it off?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I HAD JUMPERS ON IT FOR OVER 45 MINUTES. ONLY CLICKING AND THE THEFT DETERRENT LIGHT BLINKING. LIGHTS ETC ALL WORKED WITH THE JUMPERS ON
Ford Mechanic: Bamaman39, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok lets start over i must have missed something.The truck clicks when you try to turn it over?Why did you have the jumper cables on if it was a new battery?Did it drain that quick?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
NEW BATTERY, NO JOY. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT JUST NEEDED A JUMP TP GET IT STARTED./CHARGED. WITHOUT THE CABLES NO JUICE,LIGHTS/ETC. EVEN WITH THE JUMPERS IT WILL NOT TURN OVER. THE CLICKING DOES NOT SOUND LIKE THE STARER OR SELIOID. THAT IS WHY WHEN I SAW THE THEFT DETERRENT LIGHT I WENT IN THAT DIRECTION
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I need you to hook up your battery the way its supposed to be with no jumper cables or charger connected, does the vehicle have any electrical power?

Whats the battery voltage?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I SOLVED THE PROBLEM. I WENT TO GET A NEW ANOTHER NEW BATTERY AND CLEANED THE TERMINALS AGAIN. IT SAT FOR 20 MINUTES AND STARTED.
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 years ago
Glad you got it.
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