I work with a young fella in the bush...he's got an 02 F150 supercab.....the problem he has as of late, is that the darn thing will go into "theft mode" and he can't start it......he has figured out that if he disconnects the battery cables and the reconnects,it will start and run fine for him
Any thoughts as to what the problem may be......I am sorry to be so vague,this all the info I have from him
Thanks in advance for offering any light on this subject.
does the theft light flash when he tries to turn it over? does it get power to everything just not turn over? if thats the case it sounds like the PATS key(passive anti theft system) if he has another key try using it. it should have at least 2. the keys are coded and if the vehicle doesnt sense the key it will go into anti theft mode. possibly something wrong with the transmitter in the key or maybe the recieving end.
I had same issue on my 03 Screw, dealer wanted an extreme amount of money for the key & coding. Plus I had to get to them during their limited service hours. I called a locksmith who came to my home & did it for $40 less than dealer.