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Securilock was tripped and now it won't start or get

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Securilock was tripped and...

Securilock was tripped and now it won't start or get auxiliary power

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2008

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Unhooked the battery over night and it started this morning shut it off and won't do anything now removed after market security system

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

How to reset this system

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Ford Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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2008 ford what model? Do you have a security light on dash?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have a security light on the dashboard
Ford Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Here is something to try. you will need a minimum of 2 keys. Place vehicle on a battery charger. Leave the key on for 15 minutes or until security light goes out. do this 3 times. Yes 45 minutes. leave key 1 on for 30 seconds. switch keys. on for 30 seconds. back to original key 30 seconds. Key off and try to start. If this doesnt work you may have to find a shop that can program keys.

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