Factory security system

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HICKORY246
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  • 2001 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Is there a way to reset the security system. Theft light flashes while trying to start. Motor turns over but will not fire?
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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 AT 7:27 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello,

It's easy, disconnect the battery, then turn the key on and reconnect the battery the security system will be rest and you can use this guide as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Please let us know what happens.
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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
TMAJKA
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Thanks! This worked for me I love this site.
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:38 PM
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AD1000
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  • 2001 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 4WD
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  • 113,000 MILES
My truck will not start, how do you reset the factory alarm. The factork alarm keeps clicking and the interior lights flicker on and off. What is the fix or what can I do tried my spare key still will not start.
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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JOE F
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The only thing you can do is have the dealer diagnose the problem. You can't bypass it and they are the only ones that have the proper test equipment to check it.

I wish I had better news, but that is it.

Joe
Let me know if you have other questions.
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MAISONEJ
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  • 1999 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 200,000 MILES
Yes, my car dont start, the only I did last night, it to took out one of the terminal of the battery from the battery the (negative terminal). Reason I did that is to reset the radio is some type of problem with the DVD, it dont won to read, anyway that the only thing I did but you can see. Is dont wont to start the vehicle, you can see in the panel that the "treat" dont wont to shut down, that the reason need to reset alarm factory. Thank in advance in this issued, hope I got anwers soon is the only transportation, I got.
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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JOE F
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If the security light is staying on and preventing the engine from starting, I hate to say it, but you need to take it to a dealer. They are the only ones that has the proper test equipment to check and diagnose the problem. Also, they need to reset it.

Let me know if you have other quesitons.

Joe
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RALPH OWEN
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  • 2002 FORD EXPEDITION
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  • 4WD
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  • 95,000 MILES
I parked the expedition at a doctors office and 45 minutes later when I went to leave the alarm system went off as soon as I opened the door with the keyless remote. If I touch anything in the car the alarm goes off again. If I try to start the car the guages go haywire and the car alarm goes off again and will not turn over. I left it and went back a day later with the same result. Today I disconected the negative cable for a few minutes and the alarm went back off when I put the cable back on. The alarm stays on for 10 or 20 seconds and then goes off each time you try to start or do anything.
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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JACK42
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Probably need to have the BCM scanned while it is going off if possible to find out what the Anti-theft controller isnt happy with. Is this a factory alarm or aftermarket?
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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ICECRMANSWIFE
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  • 2000 FORD EXPEDITION
2000 Ford Expedition V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My truck wont turn over. I have an anti theft but when I insert my key the light goes out, so I know its not that. When I turn the key over it doesn't make that "clicking" moise it makes when u have a dead battery. My head lights still come on brightly but my radio wont come on when the keys are in ignition. Could it be my starter?
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Could be the ignition switch itself is bad, or the key sensing part of it. How are you at testing with cotiniuty?
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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ICECRMANSWIFE
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I am a woman and I only know a littlle about cars. We did take the starter out and have it tested and it was fine. I was thinking maybe it could be the starter relay fusion.I am not sure.
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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There is a tsb about the terminal at the starter, and there is a repair kit for it, read here:
No crank / starter terminal fatigue
Technical service bulletin
Reference number(s): 06-19-14, date of issue: october 2, 2006
Related ref number(s): 06-19-14
Article beginning
Issue
Some vehicles may exhibit a no crank condition due to an open circuit in the starter relay to starter
Motor circuit at the starter motor connection.
Action
Follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
Service procedure
A new starter terminal wiring pigtail kit is released eliminating the need to replace the entire harness
For the terminal connection.
Refer to instruction sheet contained in wiring pigtail kit for wiring harness service procedure.
Parts information
Parts information
Warranty status: eligible under provisions of new vehicle limited warranty coverage.
Ford:
1997-2007 crown victoria; 1997-2004 f-150 heritage; 1997-2006 expedition; 1998-
2006 e-series; 1999-2006 f-super duty; 2002-2007 explorer; 2004-2006 f-150; 2007
Explorer sport trac
Lincoln: 1998-2006 navigator; 2003-2005 aviator
Mercury: 1997-2007 grand marquis; 2002-2007 mountaineer
Note: terminal kit only services the starter relay to starter
Motor circuit. The kit does not service starter motor
Battery power circuit.
Note: reference the appropriate workshop manual service
Section 303-06 for removal and installation of the
Starter motor wiring terminal connection procedures.
Part number part name
6u2z-14s411-na wiring pigtail kit
No crank / starter terminal fatigue -1999 ford expedition page 1 of 2
Http:// 4/13/2009
Warranty information
Dealer coding
© 2008 mitchell repair information co., llc.
Operation description time
061914a install wiring pigtail kit (do not use with
14200a)
0.4 hr.
Mt061914 claim additional labor required as actual time
Or use slts operation if available
Actual time
Basic part no. Condition code
14a280 01
No crank / starter terminal fatigue -1999 ford expedition page 2 of 2
Http:// 4/13/2009
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM (Merged)
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BREEZSS
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So is a TSB serviced the same as a recall? Or will you have to fight to get anything done?
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MERLIN2021
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A TSB means they know about it, and are helping thier mechanics, but it's not a recall, so you pay for the repair.
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