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Immobiliser transponder not working

I have taken it to a ford dealer and have been told that the transponder is not working i have been quoted £570 to replace the transponder + the cost of re-chipping the keys.
The main cost they say is locating the transponder in the passenger side of the dash:- Is this correct and if so could i not just disconnect the transponder and rejoin the wires? Please Help

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  • scj103 May 11, 2010

    What are the symptoms...a 96 escort should not have a transponder in the key...



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Hi the transponder is the chip in the key my car is the same its the red bit on the key.... and there is a reciver around the ignition barrel where the key go's to start the car its a black circle with 3 or 4 wire's runing to it you can't by pass this but i have been told that some are made with an external P.A.T.S system (Immobiliser system ) but same are built in tio the e.c.u if its external it might be poss to bypass im also so sure you can buy a key coder off the net try googleing it i hope this is a help to you ......

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