Need to get a new transponder key and reset the PATS to accept a new master. Or take it to the dealership and let them reencode a new master key. There is no real cheap solution.
how do you reset The PATS
I just ran into this with an F150 that the processor got shorted and had to be replaced, the dealer is the only place that can do this, unless you have a really smart locksmith that has all the equipment to do this, they are few and far between. So your kinda stuck.
i mean is it a do it yourself thing or is it difficult
not what i wanted to hear but thank you.
Definitely not a DIY
I got lucky with mine it was a fleet truck and has no chip in the key. So it is possible to get it changed back and get a regular key. Even in my trucks or cars with chip keys I have one regular key for a spare to open doors. I would look into removing the transponder unit if possible way cheaper in the long run, if you dont mind that loss of security key.
jsmac, this page may help you with adding a new key: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/545169-how-to-program-a-replacement-pats-key.html You'll still have to buy the new chipped keys of course.
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