How do you reset the anti theft system on a 2001 Ford Expedition?

How do you reset the anti theft system on a 2001 Ford Expedition?

How to Reset the Theft Protection in a Ford Expedition

  1. Get into the Expedition and insert the known correct key into the ignition and turn it.
  2. Verify you have the right key.
  3. Wait 15 minutes, until you see the flashing rate on the red light on your dashboard decrease to normal speed and then try both keys again.

How do you reset the anti theft system on a 2000 Ford Expedition?

To reset the anti theft feature on a 2000 Ford Expedition You will need to first turn the ignition off and on three times in rapid succession. On the third time going back in to the on position You will want to leave it there and then press down and remove Your foot off the brake pedal.

How do I get my Ford Expedition out of anti theft mode?

To reset the anti-theft, get inside the car and insert the key. Start the car and leave it on for 15 minutes, until You see the flashing light speed come to normal. If this doesnt work, then pop the hood and disconnect the battery for fifteen minutes and the anti-theft will be reset.

What does it mean when the anti theft light is blinking?

The Anti-theft Light in the dash of your car should flash periodically to show that the system is engaged and active. You have to lock the doors of the car (without it running) for the alarm to engage.

Is there a factory alarm on a Ford Expedition?

While some erroneously call this system the factory alarm, it really is not an alarm system. The PATS system will arm itself if someone attempts to start the vehicle with anything other than the PATS key programmed to that specific vehicle.

Why is the anti theft light blinking ON MY 2001 Ford Explorer?

Says there is no re-programming involved because it simply reads the chip and sends the info to the system. The last time my 2001 Explorer failed to read the chip I just bumped the steering wheel a couple times to send vibrations through the column. It worked.

How to troubleshoot the theft protection in a Ford Expedition?

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Why is my car’s anti theft light blinking?

***** Solution #2 I followed this post and it worked first try: My problem started when the battery had gone dead in my 97 Expedition. After jumping it a couple different times, the Theft light came on. Just like everyone else I couldn’t get out of the blinking Theft light condition.