I don't know why they are making you jump through hoops for such a simple process.Btw, you're not gonna get out of there for 0 either.

You're gonna need a new pats transceiver in most cases. You can get a competent tuner to turn off your pats. It has a serial number stored on it that is read through proximity by the transceiver.

Also the chip in your key is NOT just a resistor, I don't know your friend but I would question his knowledge of the pats system. The serial number is then sent to either the bcm or the instrument cluster depending on the year and if the number is one that is stored as an authorized key, the car starts.

The chips in the keys are just resistors and hardly ever see those fail. Guess I'll be going for a $200.00 ride to the dealer. I actually checked with my supervisorand we do not offer that service. Iknow the only way to get the vehicle to Ford is to tow it.

But we dont have away to do a PATS relearn on your vehicle.

**The updated tune files were free of charge as part of AM's lifetime tune policy. Plug in tuner to OBDII port (with key off) and begin program process of uploading new PATS disabled tune file, following the prompts. They are encrypted (by serial number) to work only on your specific tuner.

Again, my car would not start prior to taking the steps listed below as a result of the PATS P1260 DTC code. Pump the brakes to bleed off any excess voltage in the system. With only one key, you will have to take it to a dealer or use a mobile locksmith to cut and program a new key. **You must have two original keys to perform this procedure.I requested to have PATS disabled in my two custom tune files.A SCT tech emailed me two updated tunes with PATS disabled, along with instructions on how to upload an email tune file into SCT XCal2 (my tuner) using a free to download software called Live Load Ford 2.2.12.1 from You do not need to email them your tunes, they already have them in their file system based on your AM Order#.I still have a broken part that needs replaced, but I've more important things to spend my money on right now. The fix or to put it more accurately, the work around: 1. Now if you had 2 working keys, then you can easily add a 3rd for a back up to use in situations like this. If you only have one key, you WILL have to take it to the dealer to get it programmed** 1. Remove the existing key and, within TEN seconds, insert a second working key and turn it to ON (RUN) and the back OFF. Insert the new key before TWENTY seconds have elapsed and turn it to ON (RUN).Insert and existing (working) key into the ignition cylinder. Turn the ignition cylinder ON (RUN) and back to OFF. Ignition must be in ON for at least ONE second, but no more than TEN seconds. Leave it the ON position for at least ONE second and turn back to OFF. The security light will light up for THREE seconds to indicate that the new key has been successfully programmed. To program additional keys, repeat steps 1 through 5Kind of interesting.Save it and then forward the tune file to them in your email and ask them to explain to you how I have a PATS Disabled SCT tune, if they don't provide the service.