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Auto theft locked up my 2002 ford ranger and trying to

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Auto theft locked up...

Auto theft locked up my 2002 ford ranger and trying to bypass it so I am get home

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?

100,000 and no

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have done a hard reset and now I have the panel leading to ignition looking for auto theft wires

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?

That's it

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Ford
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6/19/2016
Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 2 years ago
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Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 2 years ago
If you did a hard reset ,so u disconnect battery 10 minutes locked and unlock the door the key and that didn't solve it?
Is the led light flashing or steady on with key in on or start postion ?
If u did the reset with the unlock , you can NOT bypass , it runs try the ecm , the ecm has to see the inputs from it
I know that is not what u want to hear , but you just simply can t do it by just unplugging wires . I m sorry .
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Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 2 years ago
Try unhooking battery , both cables and touch them with each other 20 secs and let go wait 10, lock & unlock and try , if not
You have to see what is bad in anti theft , module , receiver , antenna coil around the ignition etc....
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks but that wasn't it
Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 2 years ago
I m sorry , is this first time happened or u been struggling with it, I can send u wiring diagrams or fuse lay out , have u did the basic stuff checking fuses , relay , cycling switch few times ?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
we done all that with the fuses
Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 2 years ago
Try to get the part around the ring and unplug and plug back
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