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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Ford taurus: Can't get anit -theft light off.i reset it's.

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Can't get anit -theft light off.i reset it's. It's just keep flash theft .2003 taurus
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
Does the red THEFT light flash rapidly when you try to start the vehicle?How many keys do you have for the Taurus?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes.only 2 keys
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
And the theft light flashes rapidly with both keys?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes both key
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
You are having an issue with the PATS security key system. It cannot be reset by disconnecting the batter. It so, thieves would be stealing a lot more vehicles.You will need to have the instrument cluster and the PCM (Engine Computer) scanned for trouble codes. Since it does it to both keys, doubt the keys are the problem. It could be wiring, a module or the PATS transceiver ring around the ignition key cylinder on the steering column. The trouble codes will now down for us what is causing the problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Thanks u very much Mr.Penland
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
Your very welcome.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
Please let me know if you need any more assistance.