How to program PATS using FORScan v2.3.*

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Re: How to program PATS using FORScan v2.3.*

Post by Andyfocus » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:30 am

Ximirit wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:53 am
I searched information in the forum but did not find information about my problem. Please someone explain me the procedure. Thank you.
the internet is bigger than just one web site....
which is why i said do an internet search or utube.
dont expect to be spoon fed you will learn nothing .
do search ,its a wonderful thing and saves everyone a lot of time .
i am the same as you just a forscan user still learning .

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Re: How to program PATS using FORScan v2.3.*

Post by viking560 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Ximirit wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:53 pm
I am new to this forum and I am pleasantly surprised that you are really helping. I soon bought Ford Tranzit 2.0 tdi 2000. I had to change the pump and now I can not adapt the module. I downloaded a trial license but I get a message that incode is not accepted. Please for your help.
Thank you.
Have done it a couple of times on same car. No problems at all. Maybe you need extended licence, trial version is limited in functions.

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Re: How to program PATS using FORScan v2.3.*

Post by FreddyFord2012 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:06 pm

I only have 1 key for my 2012 F150 XLT and am purchasing a remote start OEM kit that comes with two Keyfobs I will be installing and turning on with Forscan- those two Keyfobs have 4 buttons and the one I have only 3, so I will be programming the two with the kit as masters and tossing this one I have.

Where is everyone getting their keys cut? I've seen locksmiths, Walmart, etc - I would think it would cost next to nothing if they aren't programming it. I saw Walmart has a machine you stick your keys into - don't know if that would work on a KeyFOB that I would take to the store?

Also, are you getting the two Keyfobs cut (like in my case) before, or after programming it to the truck?


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Re: How to program PATS using FORScan v2.3.*

Post by Narly1 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:44 pm

Programming keyless entry FOBs and programming actual keys containing the actual PATS transponder chip are two different things.

For keys my advice is to get a "dumb" (containing no transponder) key made first. Use it to rotate the lock cylinder, and why holding your new, uncut transponder keys near the lock cylinder, check them with Forscan to see if they are readable.

Do this before you get the keys cut in such case that they are duds and you need to take them back to the seller.

If they check out good then take them and get them cut. I have had good luck with my local Home Depot cutting them for free, YMMV.

Then go through the whole PATS programming procedure.

I believe you can program the fobs themselves using the method shown in your owners manual

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