I installed PATS
in my 2000 Non-PATS truck
today. In all, it took less than 30 minutes.
After disassembling the dashboard in certain areas, I was able to install each component in the factory location. The module has pre-drilled screw holes, along with the transceiver on the ignition lock. There was also a complete wiring system ready to plug-and-play these components into the Explorer PCM which I swapped for the stock Ranger PCM.
It's important to note that the engine, PCM, and PATS system all came from the same vehicle. I will not have to have these synchronized as you would with most piece-it-together type swaps.
Here is my photo log of the installation:
Items to install:
Steering column as it was:
PATS transceiver module - C297- slipped on and is secured by one Torx screw (not shown in this image)
This is the factory harness location for PATS transceiver; directly behind the driver's kick-panel, beneath the steering column.
The white connector shown here is right beside the steering wheel clockspring and ignition switch connectors.
Notice the white plastic plug sitting on the support bar. This had to be removed to accept the transceiver's male connector.
The PATS Control Module in the factory location behind the passenger's side air-bag.
The air-bag remained plugged-in during this installation, to prevent a Malfunction Indicator Lamp.
Here's a closer shot showing the green factory PATS harness tucked under the air-bag wires.