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My 2001 ford escape won't start has anti theft flashing

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My 2001 ford escape...

My 2001 ford escape won't start has anti theft flashing light

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?

It was blinking theft and the alarm was going off. Would not start

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

It's. Nothing wrong with it. It turns over just won't start as if it's locked

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

Just how to disable the anti theft lock

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Is there anyway I can disable the anti theft system in general
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9/16/2017
Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
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Ford Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

Hey how are you

you can not disable the alarm unfortunately .there is no fuse or relay to pull out and the car computer has to see the alarm switches to initiate start

we can try a master reset ,but if u had an issue with any of alarm components,key,key receiver ,door locks ,hood switches etc.. then we need to scan it wtith factory scanner or equivalent to retrieve fault codes and based on the codes we can pull up troubleshoot and be accurate

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 30 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

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