Originally Posted by 99'StangTx
BWT, PATS is the anti theft system in the computer, inwhich my 99 has the PATSII system. I accidentally set mine off while changing out the CCRM or we did so somewhere along the way anyways. The only way to fix it is to have two keys, or take it to the dealer. I dont know if the PATS system is the same as the II but keep that in mind. I just let my car sit for like 3 days and we plugged everything in and it worked. WALLA Luck was with me.
it's keyed to the engine type, the 351 doesn't have one, so the system won't allow you to start the car. It's different that when it just goes off.
It's in there to defeat chop shops. It's a b**** to work around. It can be done, but it's a costly electrical job.
Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness,his upper rooms by injustice,making his countrymen work for nothing...Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar?Did not your father have food and drink?He did what was right and just,so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy,and so all went well...But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion. Jer 22:13, 15-17