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Documentation that I have PATS?

Ok so my insurance company, Allstate, offers a discount if your vehicle is equipped with a Passive Disabling Device, which is what PATS is. Trouble is they are asking for documentation of it being installed as proof. Does anybody know where I can find proof that a vehicle has PATS?
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Try showing them the instruction manual for your truck.

I have lowjack but I never though about the PATS. Time for me to update my insurance.
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if you have a good agent you dont need proof i have Security etched glass on my truck and never even looked and gave me a discount lol...
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Yea I got lucky. My insurance lady mistook my truck for a newer one, and in their computer it listed that the truck had an immobilizer.

5% discount FTW!
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Well I thought I had a good agent.

My old insurance company, AAA, gave that discount without asking, but this one wants proof.

I just found on my window sticker for the F150 it says I have Secruilock, which is PATS, and I found a good description of it Ford's website. Now I just need to prove it's on the Ranger too.

Anybody know where I can find a copy of the window sticker online? I seem to remember something about this being possible?
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It should be in your owners manual
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Well I thought I had a good agent.

My old insurance company, AAA, gave that discount without asking, but this one wants proof.

I just found on my window sticker for the F150 it says I have Secruilock, which is PATS, and I found a good description of it Ford's website. Now I just need to prove it's on the Ranger too.

Anybody know where I can find a copy of the window sticker online? I seem to remember something about this being possible?
take in your key with the little chip in it, its visable on the 98-00 keys
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The company already has your VIN# so you shouldn't have to provide it. Their database should be able to tell that. If they still want to give you a hard time, use the last 9 of your VIN and go to the dealer - parts counter. They can do a print out that shows that.

BUT, you shouldn't have to. Its a factory standard.
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It should be in your owners manual
All owners manuals are the same, year to year. They won't accept that as proof.

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take in your key with the little chip in it, its visable on the 98-00 keys
My agent needs documentation to send to the underwriter, or I would just take the key down.

Hmm... maybe I can photo copy my sisters Contour key thats broken, I can pull the chip out and send a picture of the key with the chip next to it... haha
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HAHAHA nice
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Yeah the fact that it is a Ranger should be enough. It's standard for all of them! Your insurance should know that.
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It's not standard on all Rangers though, or anything for that matter. I have a friend with an '01 Super Duty and '02 Ranger and neither have PAT's.
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Tell them to try and steal it, then laugh in their face and say these exact words.




"SEE LOLINURFACE!" while pointing.

Atleast thats what i did.
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Yeah the 05s didn't have PATS either
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Really? Weird. My 01 and 03 both had/have it.
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if you have a good agent you dont need proof i have Security etched glass on my truck and never even looked and gave me a discount lol...
We have the window etching done on the Car what did you pay and what was the insurance savings.

I have thought of doing the truck.
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Does anybody know where I can find proof that a vehicle has PATS?
I have this Ford PATS application chart. It says that 99~2000 V6 Rangers have PATS. Here's part of it. PM your email addy for the full chart.
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I have this Ford PATS application chart. It says that 99~2000 V6 Rangers have PATS. Here's part of it. PM your email addy for the full chart.

What does the "PATS function control type" correspond to? 98-00 is "B" and 01-04 is "E"....anyone know what the difference is?
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this is a total NOOb question, whats the PATS System? How does it work? and according to that chart, my 2000 4.0 has it?
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You see the black part of your key? That has a chip in it that makes it so only that key will start your truck. You can't get a blank key and use it to start the truck unless it has a chip that has been synced with the PATS system.
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nice! so it prett much makes it impossible to steal! ?
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It makes it impossible to start, they can still put it in neutral and roll it.
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PM your email addy for the full chart.
Thanks!

You've got PM's disabled Bob...
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You can prove your key has a chip in it if you met your agent at ACE Hardware or like take a video lol, they have a thing that you put your key in and if it has a chip in it similar to the PATS chip it'll make a light light up.
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this is a total NOOb question, whats the PATS System? How does it work? and according to that chart, my 2000 4.0 has it?
IIRC Pats - Passive Anti Theft System? anybody remember?
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