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Some one Blew all my tires out about 7 months ago.. I didnt need the truck so i let it sit there.... i went back to turn it on and needed a new battery i replaced it tryed to crank again and the THEFT light is blinking really fast and wont crank... is there anyway to reset it ? thanks
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sorry its an 2002 ranger edge
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was it in your sight this 7 months you let it sit... Someone could have tried to steal it.. screwed up the wireing harness who knows... We all need more info....
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This should help:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_theft...is_be_bypassed

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When theft system light is blinking 2001 ford expedition will not start how can this be bypassed?
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WE had the same issue with our truck. Its a sensor in the ignition that you can't change or by pass. Its an electronic chip sensor. It took 6 trips to the dealer to get this found and fixed. Good luck


Knowing ford, itll run about 50 bucks to have them pull off the steering wheel, however much for the part itself.. then another 50 to put it all in and get it back to you.




This as well:
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...nking-car.html
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Went out to the garage and the car starts but won't keep running. Theft light is blinking and check engine light is on. No one has tried to steal it that I know of, what's up with this? Any help appreciated, car goes into shop this afternoon for gears and chip, so need help ASAP!
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Searched archives for help, turns out to be the key. I had a new key made at wally world that I used, that is the problem. Old key works fine, starts, runs. New key starts it, but motor dies. Thanks.

I would test the key theory first.. I have heard of it happening, since you have a PATS key, being its a 2002, you may need to have to go to the dealer and have them reflash the key/truck.
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Any memory in your Computers is gone. NEVER let a car/truck sit for a long period of time without charging the battery. The caps have all discharged.
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Solar cell trickle chargers are the way to go on dormant batteries :-D
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Yep, or just driving around the block once will work
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trickle chargers FTW! Battery Tender is what i use.
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Follow these steps:

Make sure that the battery is charged.

Close the doors.
  • If you have remote keyless entry, lock the doors using the RKE fob. Wait about an hour, then unlock using the RKE fob.
  • If you have manual locks, lock the doors using the key in the driver door lock. Wait about an hour, then unlock using the key in the driver door lock.
Try to start the engine. There's a very good chance that this will clear the theft condition from PATS. Good luck.
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Follow these steps:

Make sure that the battery is charged.

Close the doors.
  • If you have remote keyless entry, lock the doors using the RKE fob. Wait about an hour, then unlock using the RKE fob.
  • If you have manual locks, lock the doors using the key in the driver door lock. Wait about an hour, then unlock using the key in the driver door lock.
Try to start the engine. There's a very good chance that this will clear the theft condition from PATS. Good luck.
Interesting, never heard of this method, hope it works for you!
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I want to know how does bob know this stuff!!

Good Work!
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^^smart??!
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I want to know how does bob know this stuff!!

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um has the books? used to be a Ford Engineer?
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There's no guarantee that the above method will work but it might. Trying it doesn't cost anything and it could possibly avoid a tow to the dealer and a big PATS repair bill.
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um has the books? used to be a Ford Engineer?
Bob (Rewenzig) what do you do now? Or are you retired?
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Why you would let a car sit for 7 months just because of blown tires is beyond me. If you couldn't afford tires then at least start the damn thing once a week. My quad is in pieces since I crashed it a while back. Parts are expensive so it has been sitting for about a month. I put fuel stabilizer in the gas and I run it every Monday so it doesn't go to ****. It's not hard to do.
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Bob is a genious.
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