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does anybody know where the pats module is on a 1999 ranger/ explorer [v-6]
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Above the glovebox, forward of the passenger airbag.
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thanx rwenzing.....now how do i remove it for an engine swap?
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I'm not sure if you are asking how to physically remove it or how to eliminate PATS altogether.
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i'm removing it , the pcm from a donor explorer as well as the keys and lock cylinder from an auto wrecker i;m just not too sure how to remove the pats module
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98~01 5.0 Explorers have PATS, 96~97 do not.

If you use the 96 or 97 engine/PCM, you've eliminated PATS. There might be some repinning involved but nothing major.

For a 98~01 5.0 into a 99/2000 Ranger, you have 3 choices:
  • Swap in the Ex PCM/PATS Module/keys and lock cylinder, all from the same donor vehicle.
  • Swap in the EX PCM and reuse the Ranger's module, lock and keys (requires dealer assistance to make everything talk together happily)
  • Swap in the Ex PCM with an aftermarket tune that eliminates PATS
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Here's how I would remove the module itself. Proceed at you own risk.
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable
  • Drop down and/or remove the glovebox.
  • Remove the PS airbag by removing the two bolts from the bottom and unplugging the electrical connector.
  • Unbolt the PATS Module and bracket.
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