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Old 01-01-2014, 09:17 AM
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have you tryed getting out of car and locking it and looking threw the window to see if theft light blinks ?
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:25 AM
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You removed the remote start box, did you remove the pats bypass module as well?.

I suggest this
https://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l...-pats-key.html
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:06 PM
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Ok I have done a lot digging around and found out the pats control module is for sure bad, it is full of rust and corrosion. Does anyone know if I can just put a used one in or does it have to be programmed to meet my key, transmitter and ECM? And thanks everyone for the replies.btw why isn't there a cheap way to bypass this dang pats system
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure it would have to be specifically for your key.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:57 PM
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That's what I was thinking. I'm gonna check into a tuner or a chip to disable the pats system, I just don't want to spend that much.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:35 AM
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Wow that's a bummer, rust and corrosion in the pats module?

You possibly got a flood claim car.
I have heard horror stories of cars that were totaled due to a flood, then cleaned out and resold at auction or by shady dealers who pass it off as a clean title. I would do some vin research on the car to see if it has a salvage claim on it. You may be looking at other issues down the road .
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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Ya I was thinking the same thing, either a flood car or it is a convertible with a new top so it
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:58 AM
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Is possible top was down for a long time or top was bad, all the corrosion is inside the car, everything under the hood and trunk area are fine
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:05 AM
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Ya probly had the top left down a few to many times over night or while it rained.

I have a convertible saab that I had to replace some electronic stuff in due to the top being left down before I bought it. It sucks saab crap is expensive .
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