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ill tell you how to disable it since i had to when i put my remote start in.... but dont blame me when your truck wont start...
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You can actually buy an XCal and have a tuner make you a tune with the PATS disabled. Haha not very economical if you ask me.

Just get a new key programmed. Problem solved.
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ic, so basically you do the same thing as when you program your keyfob? my truck came w/ 2 keyfobs but one wasnt programmed. i thought i was gonna have to go to the dealer to do it but the manual shows you how to do it w/ the ignition combonation.
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it only cost me $60 to program 2 keys at the dealer, your getting jipped.
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FWIW, VW charges over 100 for keys. Mostly because they are keyless entry. Still cost you 100 for them to cut and program.

Feel lucky.

You will either bypass the system, spend cash to unmarry the pcm from the antitheft, or give in to the dealer.

Your choice. They are no other options. Short of a engine swap.
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The dealer is not going to disable it for you no matter how much paperwork you show them.

You can either pay for they keys, or glue the chip to the ignition cylinder. It isn't going to break or fall off unless you drive the truck off a cliff. I have never heard of or read about a single instance of PATS system failure. You're making this into way too big a deal.

And the only way someone is going to steal a PATS protected vehicles is with a tow truck.
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I don't think this system has ever failed in all the years it has been used.
Maybe not in your rig... yet...

Auto Theft Prevention: Ford PATS problem, key fobs, ford dealer

PATS problem... car not starting

Auto Theft Prevention: PATS, ford f 150, intermittent problem
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Oh I know it has happened in other cars. Hell Jeremy Clarkson got rid of his Ford GT because he could never drive it due to a PATS problem. But I don't think it has ever failed in a Ranger.
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Cool.
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And the only way someone is going to steal a PATS protected vehicles is with a tow truck.
LOL, truth.


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Hell Jeremy Clarkson got rid of his Ford GT because he could never drive it due to a PATS problem.

His was the only one I heard of doing that.


With such a limited run of cars its very possible the new guy in the wiring department didn't crimp something all the way. His car absolutely had some wiring issue.


As far as the ranger if its worked everyday since new I doubt its going to fail because the key is now on board 24/7.
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I have the same problem. I'm guessing the reason we spend $1000 to not get our car fixed is because there are no real mechanics left. They have gone the way of the dinosaur. Along with chewing gum and bailing wire. I wonder if im the only person on Gods green earth who sees an internal combustion engine under the hood that all those fancy bells and whistles are attached to and not the other way around. 3 things are needed for my engine to run. None of which are a computer. I will eleminate mine. The car companies have built a house of straw.
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