1996 Ford Taurus Anti-Theft System

Tiny
RAIDER68
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
I took the PATS receiver, ignition lock, and ignition switch off of my car. I put them back on and now have a flashing theft light in the instrument panel. The car cranks but dies immediately. How can I reset the anti-theft system?
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 11:16 AM

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1st step should be to check for codes
Check fuses

Reset and programming keys require dealer equipment or check with local lock smith as some may have that scanner tool too

THINGS TO DO:
Disconnect the diagnostic tool for 20 seconds before cycling ignition to OFF, ACC, or RUN.
When replacing ignition keys, make sure the owner throws out ALL old keys.
Disconnect battery cables when replacing PATS module, ICM, VIC, HEC, SCIL, PCM, or EEC.
Look for fault codes in PATS. The PATS function will store fault codes when the PCM records a P1260.
Be certain of the vehicle model year. Use only parts and keys specified for the appropriate model year.
Check to make sure the issue is not with multiple PATS keys, small electronic devices that can be used to purchase gasoline, or other items on same key ring.
Check to ensure vehicle does not have an aftermarket remote starter. Disable any Remote Starter equipment, especially anything nearby the PATS Transceiver. Ford FCSD Dealer installed Remote Starter systems are approved for use in Ford vehicles.
Check to ensure vehicle does not have an aftermarket engine immobilizer. The Ford FCSD aftermarket remote entry system comes with a starter interrupt that should be disabled on PATS equipped vehicles.
If the Alarm sounds when the ignition is turned to RUN or START, refer to the appropriate PERIMETER ALARM article.
THINGS NOT TO DO:
Do not use aftermarket keys that are NOT Ford qualified.
Do not reprogram keys unless a defective key or control function has been replaced. Reprogramming keys does not fix any known problem by itself.
Do not perform more Security Access functions than required: Perform only the functions specified in the appropriate service information for this repair. Selection of extra functions may continue the no-crank condition.
PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES.
KEY PROGRAMMING USING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
PROCEDURE #1
1 key required. Cycle key to RUN. Enter "Ignition Key Code Erase." Disconnect Tool and leave key in RUN for 20 seconds. Cycle key to OFF and then RUN.
PROCEDURE #2
2 keys required. Cycle key 1 to RUN. Enter Security Access on the PATS control function module. Select "Ignition Key Code Erase." Disconnect Tool and leave key in RUN for 20 seconds. Cycle key 1 to OFF, then RUN, and back to OFF. Cycle key 2 to RUN.
PROCEDURE #3
2 keys required. Cycle key 1 to RUN. Select "Ignition Key Code Erase." Disconnect Tool and leave key in RUN for 20 seconds. Cycle key 1 to OFF, then RUN, and back to OFF. Cycle key 2 to RUN.
SPARE KEY PROGRAMMING USING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
PROCEDURE #4
Cycle an unprogrammed key in ignition to RUN. Enter Security Access on the PATS control function module. Select "Ignition Key Code Program." Disconnect Tool and leave key in RUN for 20 seconds.
SPARE KEY PROGRAMMING USING PROGRAMMED KEYS
PROCEDURE #5
1 key required. Cycle key 1 to RUN, then OFF. Cycle new key to RUN.
PROCEDURE #6
2 keys required. Cycle key 1 to RUN, then OFF. Cycle key 2 to RUN, then OFF. Cycle new key to RUN.
REPLACING PATS CONTROL MODULE OR PCM
PROCEDURE #7
Cycle a key in ignition to RUN. Enter Security Access on the PATS control function module. Select "Parameter Reset" and then Exit Security Access. Perform a PCM Keep Alive Memory (KAM).
PROCEDURE #8
Cycle a key in the ignition to RUN. Enter Security Access on the PATS control function module. Select "ICM/PCM Parameter Reset." Select "PCM/TCM Parameter Reset" and then Exit Security Access (type F).
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