Help! Passive Anti Theft Has Shut Me Down
Check this out: Truck has been driving fine. Its a 2004 Ranger, "Edge" with the 3.0 engine. We stopped at Blockbuster and when we came out, Ranger would not fire. The only symbol showing was the Passive Anti-Theft Symbol along with a faded Front Air Bag symbol and....a faded Battery symbol. If this was the old days, I'd suspect the battery but now, I don't know. The radio works, inside light works but no start, no headlights.
We tried a jump; still no go. I don't know if the key somehow lost its code or what. I'm worried because this smells of one of those things that you get raped at the dealer with when all it takes is a battery disconnect/reconnect or something to reset the computer. I just don't know.
Does anyone have an idea about this?