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I installed a chip. Now my engine light and service advance

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I installed a chip. Now my engine light and service advance light is on. It's a 2012 f150 5.0
JA: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?
Customer: No
JA: Not a problem. You can work with the Ford Mechanic to figure that out. What is the model of your '12 Ford?
Customer: Xlt
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I was hoping to do it myself. All I have done is disconnected the battery hoping it reset
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No that's it
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.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer working afternoon till just after midnight.

Can you tell me more about this chip, what it does, how it is installed?

Once you did the battery reset, how soon do the lights come back on?

Beside the lights is the vehicle operating any different?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a pcd performance chip stage 1. It's suppose to increase hp. It's is installed to the IAT. After I unhooked the battery and hooked it back soon as I start it they come on. The service advance track and engine light. It's run different not picking up like it should
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** chip is doing is confusing the IAT reading to the computer so the computer will change the air fuel ratio by adding more fuel. The check engine light has come on because this chip is bad or was installed wrong or it has given the computer an IAT reading that it realizes is no way possible. The advance trac warning has possibly come on because the vehicle is getting a wrong IAT and MAF reading so it thinks your applying throttle but your not moving so the computer thinks there is an issue with the ABS wheel speed sensor readings.

My suggestion is to have it scanned at a parts store or shop to see which codes are stored. Then remove the chip and reset the codes to see if they return. This will tell you if the chip is to blame or not for these codes.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am contacting you because the post has not been closed out/completed.
  • It appears you were not pleased with my help.
  • If more assistance is needed, reply and let me know, also let me know what it is you're needing to be pleased.
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Thanks Chris