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Theft lock on Ford Escape 2001

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Mar 13, 2017, 10:48 AM

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I just replaced the whole steering column with key and now it will not start up. When I try to start it I just get a blinking theft light. The key turns, it isn't locked or anything. Battery and starter are fine. Lights work. How do I fix this? Car has 192000 miles, is an automatic and has a 3.0.
I don't have the fob. I do still have the previous steering column & key.
Thank you for any help!

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Mar 13, 2017, 11:42 AM

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That's because you never programmed the new key. That's what the security system is for.

You will need either a dealer level scan tool or a locksmith to get it programmed.


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