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Is there any special steps to programming keys with AE? Or does the AE give enough info to get through it?

We just picked up an 04' Ex but it only came with one key and fob.
 

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Awesome. I'll just go with AE. I haven't even looked at it yet but I think I'm going to go try tonight.

Thanks for the link. It took me to the list of GEM modules for sale.:confused: Either way, I now have a new souce for OEM stuff. Thanks!
 

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How about if you want to add more of those remotes you know the FOBs ot unlock lock set your horn off remotes.

I have not tried this one out personally yet so someone can confirm this is correct for the remotes.

Same thing as above in that you need to have all your remotes plus the new ones. But you only need one Key this time and no min of remotes.

1 -- have ALL fobs on hand, including those which might already be programmed correctly. The programming will "erase" your old ones.

2 -- Unlock the doors. Put the key in the ignition, and turn from "Off" to "ACC" eight times in under 10 seconds. The doors will lock. Leave key in the ACC position

3 -- Program the fobs by pressing any key on the fob. Do this for each fob. The doors locks will lock/unlock

4 -- Turn the key to Off. Locks will lock/unlock, and you are out of programming mode.

5 -- Test all remotes.

6 -- With the money you have saved, take your spouse out to supper.
I do know for a fact the FOB directions are correct. Although DONT buy your fob from the dealer I paid 60 bucks for one :doh:
"Off" to "Acc" doesn't work for me. I tried going from "Off" to "Run" using otherwise the same procedure and it worked. The procedure must have changed when the 6.0 came in or something.
 

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Awesome. I'll just go with AE. I haven't even looked at it yet but I think I'm going to go try tonight.

Thanks for the link. It took me to the list of GEM modules for sale.:confused: Either way, I now have a new souce for OEM stuff. Thanks!
sorry I must have grabbed the wrong link if you click on one of the GEMS it has some programming info .. but I think you found the same info anyway

You will need to program your new GEM Module to accept your key less remotes using the simple instructions below.


** All transmitters must be programmed at the same time! Max of 4 transmitters can be programmed. **

- Keep the driver's door open.

- Electronically unlock the doors (Switch on door or working transmitter).

- Turn the ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the eighth turn ending in RUN. If the module has successfully entered program mode, it will lock and then unlock all doors.

- Within 20 seconds, press any button on an transmitter, and the doors will lock and then unlock to confirm that each transmitter has been programmed. Repeat this step for each transmitter.

** If the door locks do not respond for any transmitter, wait several seconds and press the button again. **

- To exit the programming mode:
-- Turn ignition to the OFF position.
-- Let the 20 seconds expire.
-- The maximum number of transmitters have been programmed.
 

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No worries. Again, I appreciate the info.
 

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I just wanted to bump this thread. I am currently having a problem with the PATS in my 2000 (diesel) Excursion. It is no longer my daily driver thankfully. But I would like it to be reliable when I need it. This past weekend I needed to move my truck. Since I don't drive it often, the dead batteries were to be expected. Now, I just replaced both batteries back in December. Since then I've driven the truck quite a few times. I would say 5-10. I've noticed that the key cylinder in the steering column has started to feel tighter when trying to turn the truck on.

Well after disconnecting my batteries to reset the PATS, I got my truck up and running and went on my way.

Sunday morning my batteries were dead again. So again I had to charge my batteries and I had one hell of a time trying to reset my PATS even when disconnecting the batteries. I found the under dash fuse for the PATS and pulled it to start my truck and it is a good work around. However none of the interior lights work and the key fob doesn't work. So its not the solution Im looking for. Does anyone have any idea if the stiff cylinder in the steering column would have anything to do with the PATS engaging?

Also to add to this story, I have uninstalled the programmer and set it back to factory, I found my other key and it is basically brand new, and I also made sure the alternator was charging. Idle was 12.7 volts and full throttle was 13.9 volts. However none of which have eliminated the PATS from engaging. At one point, my truck was going berserk, doors were locking and unlocking on their own every 5 seconds, the "key in the ignition chime" was going crazy and there was no key in the ignition. It's absolutely nuts, the truck seemed possessed.

I just hope I don't have some crazy electrical issue.
 

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Just purchased a 1995 F350 with 7.3 diesel. Guy I got it from has tried to destroy this truck, think I got it just in time. Unable to get to run except in start position, had to replace the starter that burned up, now it won't start at all. Noticed the theft light flashing. Have seen procedure for reseting PATS, will try that when I get home today. Any other suggestions? I replaced the wire harness because he had that all hacked up and I have purchased a new ignition switch but want to be sure I need to replace that before I do. Trying not to burn up a new $200 starter.
 

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Re: theft light

Its the factory Passive Anti-Theft System... pretty much a joke as far as anti-theft stuff goes. I'm not sure how to turn it off but anyone in the business of stealing super duty's can get around it easily so it's not really worth keeping.
 

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Adding a key is easy but after I got my new computer I could not figure out how to get the keys to work. Locksmith told my mom, my mom told me, something was lost in the translation. Locksmith came out and had it started in under 2 minutes and all he used was MY KEYS. Once you have 2 keys programmed you can easily add a third but I think that’s the limit. The PATS system does not exist in the trucks, only the Excursion. What I learned (too late) when I needed a computer for my Ex, is that I could have just got a standard F250 computer and used that and the PATS would have just been disabled which doesn’t bother me too much cause I don’t think it is much of a deterant. The F250 computer does not see PATS or talk to it.
 
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