2001 Ford Explorer theft light on dash blinking

Tiny
KENNETH D SABOL
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  • 2001 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 109,000 MILES
The theft light on the dash is blinking will this prohibit the vehicle from starting? And how can I get it to stop blinking?
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 6:18 PM

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Tiny
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Yes, is is blinking rapidly? Under normal conditions it should flash every 2 seconds. When you turn the key over, but not start it, after 3 seconds the theft light should "prove out".

If it is blinking rapidly you have a problem with the PATS system. You will have to take your vehicle to the dealership to solve this problem. Some locksmiths have the tools to work with it as well.
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 7:03 PM

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