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How can i manually disarm theft alarm on 2003 ford windstar.

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How can i manually disarm theft alarm on 2003 ford windstar

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Bought new battery and alternator and car wont start again. theft light is on, possibly draining battery

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
also, all doors are closed, but door light indicator on the dash is on as well.
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Hello, what kind of alarm system are you trying to disarm? An aftermarket key fob alarm? The PATS ignition security key system red theft lamp flashes fast when you turn the key to on?

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
manufacturer alarm.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Ok the PATS security red theft lamp or the yellow antitheft lamp? Whats it doing, wont open the doors, alarm sirens goes off all the time? Engine wont run?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
red theft lamp, wont start
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no alarm is going off but theft light on dash goes on/off.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Ok the red theft lamp PATS system cannot be bypassed. If its blinking fast, it cant read the security chip in the ignition key. If you have a different key you can see if it will allow the vehicle to start. If not. You need to have 2 keys to program the pats system. Anytime there is an issue like this the first thing to always do beside run a check for codes of the PATS system is to cut and program 2 new keys and recheck its operation. A local locksmith with PATS programming capability can come to you and do this or it will need to get towed to a local dealer and be done for a much more expensive repair.

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it is pretty weird. I can start the car with a jump. but light stills goes on/off slowly.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Ok is it cranking over slowly and starts when you jump it like a weak battery? The theft lamp blinks slow when the key is out of the ignition. It blinks fast when you turn the key to on if it cant read the key. It should stay on steady a few seconds and then go off if its working properly

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
cranked slowly, now running and theft light is off.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

Then this is most likely a weak battery if it will crank with a jump. If its an older battery, make sure it has a goood clean connection, no corrosion. have the battery load tested by an auto parts store. If its weak it needs replacement and they will want the old battery as a core.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I turned off the car. now the theft light is flashing every few seconds and wont start.
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 7 months ago

With the key out of the ignition it always flashes on/off slowly. If it blinks fast when you turn the key to on, it has a pats issue. If the battery is weak it will do all sorts of weird things.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
bought the battery and the 2 new alternators 2 days ago. so not sure whats draining the battery. could it be theft alarm or door indicator?
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
did you need my number
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I did twice, it said "Sorry, the Ford Mechanic is unable to call you right now, but is still available for this online conversation." but my card shows a pending charge of $26
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 months ago

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