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Old 01-02-2010, 11:32 AM
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removing a ridiculous key transponder

Is there a way to remove the key transponder system from from my 2000 ford.
I wonder how many thefts this system actually prevented?
Thanks again Ford
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Why do you want to remove it?
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key transponder

How about to save $80.00 for a spare key? How bout a 1998 Explorer?
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Take a transponder key and hide it in the steering column then you can use a normal key to start the car and for a spare.
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the PATS system is not removable
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:57 PM
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great idea! I think I'll try it.


I can't imagine the system can not be removed. Is there anywhere I can learn about the PATS system?

Can I not rewire the ignition to send power when it is turned?

Thanks for the input!

Getting the replacement key in Atlanta was $135. It would have cost $170,
but the locksmith accidently misquoted the price. $ 170 "and up" was the price quoted from numerous locksmiths, and Ford.

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the PATS is a computer signal and it uses a seperate box off of the ECU to control that system. without the box it just flat out won't work ( you might call it a fail safe ). there is no real way to bypass it.. if you have a key now and just want a spare, you can get a blank with the chip off Ebay fairly cheap. have it cut and program it yourself with instructions that are usually in the owners manual. you'll spend more trying to bypass it than buying the key for it.. Fords not the only 1 that uses the key transponder technology
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:43 PM
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thanks again!
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Some systems require both original keys present to program a third key. If you lost one of the keys the only way to get a spair key is through the dealer($$$$$$). Good Luck
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We did find locksmiths who have blanks and the ability to program a new key, thank god. The locksmith contacted ford and gave our vin#. Somehow he got it working, after about an hour of tinkering.
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Your paying for his knowledge and service. Had a key made for a grarage door emergency release once. The key was $3 and the lookup service was $12, but the locksmith knew what he was doing.
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Coming in a little late on this thread, but I've installed many remote starters here in alaska, on many makes and models. Many require bypass or CAN modules to bypass the security systems.

Take a look here, I've bought most of my kits from these folks:

http://bypasskits.com/

They might have something for you. Do an internet search, there are numerous venders out there.
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Hey thanks!
I wanted to add a remote starter to the van.
My wife hates the cold in the winter here in hotlanta.
Believe it or not it is 1 degree here in Atlanta today(with the wind chill, in the teens actual temp ).
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