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I cut the black ring on the key switch at the column. 2001…

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I cut the black...

I cut the black ring on the key switch at the column

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the key stripped or worn?

No

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

2001 f150

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changing out key and the black ring

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

Can or do I need to reset it or do I have another problem

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

that's the PATS transponder that you cut.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I think so
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

ok, well, unfortunately you will need to get a new transponder ring and have the keys reprogramed

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If I have changed the transponder and key from another truck same year
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

ok, and its not starting, correct?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Right
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

thats because the PATS system is not recognizing the key. it needs to be programmed to the VIN.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
A friend tells me I can reprogram comp y unplugging battery touch pos and neg true
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

not true at all.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

information has to be entered into the computer with a ford factory IDS scan tool

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm a pore man what do I do can I solder the rong
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

I've never seen that be a success

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Just my luck All this for a heater core repair on the wife's dead sons truck she won't part with it so I fix and fix lol just loving it so ill need to go to a ford dealer then
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Fyi he had the chip from key taped to transponder and stuffed up in dash
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

o wow. I'm sorry. I think its only around 75.00 to have the key programmed.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sweet that I can do thank you so much that is what I thought was going to happen but sometimes she needs to see it in black and white again thank you very much and happy holidays to you and yours��
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

thank you. you also!!!

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