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Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by custexplorer, July 20, 2009.

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      anybody out there know how to disco the steering lock in the column. i've got my pushbutton ignition installed, keeping the PATS system intact. i have a hidden magnetic switch to activate a bypass module. unless you activate the bypass before you power up the ignition, it will not start. my problem is the steering lock. i don't want to lose the key cylinder because i still want the ability to have stock function and i can't see how to sisable it. any thoughts
       
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      Mind explaining how you did it? I think the only difference with the years would be a different bypass module...

      As far as the sterring wheel lock, I believe Maniak has done it before, don't know about our X's though...
       
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      no not at all. i basically intercepted all the wires that i needed under the steering column. there are 2 constant 12v in there to feed your relays. you need 2 relays for the truck and 1 for the bypass. the 1st one is for the ignition (there are 2 on the explorer, you can tie them together). the 2nd one is for the starter and the accessories. this one is a double throw, meaning there is a switch contact when there is no power to the relay and another for when there is power to it. the 3rd relay is to trigger the bypass module. the bypass needs a (-) or ground to simulate the PATS key. if i can figure out how to post a picture it will be alot easier to explain. those are the basics but a pic would show all of the wiring. i'll work on that later to try to get it to you asap. and no the bypass module should be the same, its a universal. i'll check the years covered
       
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      Do you have a Photobucket or similar website account?
       
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      no i don't but i can draw it up and scan it then attach it here
       
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      i don't have a web address to upload it to. i can e-mail it if you like and you can post it
       
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      o.k. one more time

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      Looks better this wayÑ
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      sorry, new to the whole forum thing. thanks for setting me straight. funny it looks alot worse now that its up for the world to see. oh well it was a quick job. any way thanks again. Here's a better diagram.

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      you could some how hard wire a remote start module with a button on it instead of having a key fob i think it would be able to be done i am very interested i might do this myself
       
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      Wouldn't you still need to put the key in the ignition to be able to drive off though?
       
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      yes, but i'm working on that. i talked to a ford tech and got the service manuals to repair the column lock. unfortunately it looks pretty complicated. you have to lower the column to access the lock to disable it. if i get some time later i might just poke around to see how involved it is
       
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      It appears that it's going to be a little involved to disable the column lock, and since i'm short on time right now it will have to wait. I did however come up with a temporary solution. I picked up a non-PATS key and had it cut to match my PATS key. I removed the plastic and cut off part of the remaining tab so that you can't see that there is a key in the ignition. After I push start the truck I can turn the key cylinder to unlock the column. If anyone does happen to find it the truck still won't start. This will get me by temporarily.
       
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      No...I dont need the key for mine.I was forced to drill out my ignition.Ran wire from starter solenoid down below to the starter relay on the fender wall.then ran my blue n red starter wire to my start button...as well as the toggle switch,which I ran my ignition wire with as well.so my toggle switch works as an acc and run and the start button engages the flywheel to start my vehicle. Sorry I didnt explain specs very well....just wanted to post this whjile i had little time left on break before I clock back in.trucks been running great ever since..which was 13months ago.hope I could help somebody with this quick explanation
       

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