B1600 FORD code

What does code B1600 mean?

OBD II fault code B1600 is a manufacturer specific code that is defined by car maker Ford as “PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Is Not Received”, or sometimes as “No PATS Key Read by the PATS Control”, and is set when the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) detects a communication failure between a PATS key and the PCM/ …

How do I reset my Pats system?

Cycle a key in ignition to RUN. Enter Security Access on the PATS control function module. Select “Parameter Reset” and then Exit Security Access. Perform a PCM Keep Alive Memory (KAM) reset.

How do I turn off Ford Pats?

At each start, the Powertrain Control Module powers the fuel pump and injectors until the engine runs, and that’s when the PATS determines whether the key used is valid. When turning off the PATS, turning on the key and holding the button the box in until it is off.

Where is the Pats system on a Ford?

The PATS control module is a standalone module located behind the dash on the left side.

How do I get my Ford out of theft mode?


  1. Insert the key into the driver’s side door lock.
  2. Turn the key once, but not all the way to unlock the door. Leave the key in this position for 40-60 seconds. …
  3. Do this again, but turn the key in the opposite direction.
  4. Remove the key from the door, get into your Ford, and start the engine. The system should be reset.

Can Ford PATS system be disabled?

You can easily pay around $200 or even more to replace your key and this makes it more viable to disable the PATS for a while until you get your hands on a brand new key. Disabling the system is tricky and it should be done by an expert to ensure that you can fix the transponder and keep the car safe from theft.

How do I get my car out of anti-theft mode?

Look for a button that allows you to slide the physical key out of the fob. Step 2: Turn the vehicle key to unlock the car door without releasing it. Hold the key for 30 seconds in this position. This will signal to your car’s system that you have the right key, and will enable you to bypass your car’s alarm system.