Re: 2001 F150 & PATS theft light on?
I got lucky, I put the old cluster back in and the truck started. I'll just
tap the display when the odometer blanks out to get the miles to show again.
I assume the dealer can cut me a new matster key?
"johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
> proper procedure is
> pull info out old cluster with scanner (wds)
> install new cluster
> reprogram new cluster with old cluster info
> reprogram pats system or reset parameters
> as far as I know there is no way around it, pcm needs to see last pats
> reading to start engine
> On the ford website there is a tsb thats tells you what all the
> info on all clusters
> I don't work for a ford dealer anymore and unfortuanaly they put me on "
> active " , maybe someone else can find it with access.
> "Rocky" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I bought a replacement cluster for my f150, already programmed to my
>> mileage and the key memory was blanked out at the vendor. They said as
>> as I had a key without an "S", and one or more with an "S", one most
>> was a master and the others are slaves...well that is not the case. All
>> of my keys must be slaves as now I have the theft light on.
>> The original problem is the odometer does not always display but I am
>> the miles are correct. My dealer wanted $475+ to R&R my cluster and
>> it. By doing this on my own, it's about $200 with my own labor. I am
>> going from an XL to an XLT cluster to get the tach benefit. I wonder if
>> there is a secret warranty on the odometers - isn't displaying mileage a
>> federal requirement?
>> Can I reinstall the old cluster and start the truck?
>> The only other choice I have is to have the truck towed to the dealer 1/2
>> away where I bought the truck 2 1/2 years ago. I remember when I picked
>> up, I had already told them I wanted a 3rd key, and they forgot to
>> it and tripped the PATS. Somehow they corrected that condition that
>> even though service was already closed.