- January 18, 2022
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- City, State
- Hawthorne, Ca.
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 98 Ford Explorer xlt
Okay Jason the transceiver is that black component that in circles the ignition lock cylinder which reads the transponder that is installed in the key that turns the lock cylinder those four wires, are original that were cut and spliced back together but the person that spliced them we no longer have around and there's a good possibility that he may have opened up that green connector and through the wires out of sequence so I'm not sure what the sequence is on that connector and I believe that that's from what I understand is the transceiver which is encircling the ignition lock cylinder. Now I was able to remove the transponder from the original key and replaced the transponder from the new key and that's all I've done so far. And the theft indicator is still flashing after the switching of transponders.Are you certain that you are looking at the transceiver wiring or maybe it's the ignition switch wiring instead? Hotwiring (for someone who doesn't know any better about the PATS security needing the key chip) would usually be attempted via the ignition switch wiring.
You're welcome to download the wiring diagrams linked in my sig below, to see if you can find something.
I know I said Jason but I meant to say JC.
This is getting a little more confusing the different responses. But is it possible to install the transponder backwards or upside down whatever you want to call it? Now both transponders appear the same in size and encasement but I'm not sure if they have to go in a certain position or is it okay to put it in as long as it fits in that cradle that the key is accepting that's only thing I forgot to mention.