You will find that on all recent fords, and alot of other recent cars, the
ECU multiplug has a metal shield over it wihich is rivetted in place, and
that the ECU has shear bolts which fasten it to the car also; so plugging in
another ECU is next to impossible without afair bit of careful drilling /
I never asked if it could "easily" be removed , just if it could be done.
But thanks anyway.
I think I will try to tape my working key to the steering colum under the
plastic near the ignition and try a regular no pats key. I belive I read
somewhere as long as the pats key is within 7 to 10 inches of the ignition
this might work. $100 for my dealer to program a new key for me is a joke
seeing as it was them who sold me the car with only one key.
The problem is with the ignition lock tumblers. You could remove
the tumblers so that the ignition can be turned by hand. The car will
start as long as a programmed PATS key is within a few inches.
In fact, just insert the key into the lockless ignition. That will work.
Qualified locksmiths can fix the worn tumblers and program a new
key for much less than a dealer.
I take it u only have 1 key left first of all.
If that's the route you are going to take then I would remove the antenna
from around the barrel and just tape your key inside it in the steering
REMEMBERING your insurance company should be notified if this as u are
disabling the security system on your car ;)
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