I am wrapping up a lightning drivetrain swap into my '01 F150, including lightning engine, trans, rear end, engine harness, engine bay harness, and pcm swap. Because I am still using my stock instrument cluster/HEC with the lightning pcm, my truck has thrown a P1260 - Anti-theft Detected code. I went to the dealer today and they told me that I need to put my stock pcm in, they have to pull out some information from it, install the lightning pcm, and dump that information into it and want to charge me 2 hours labor for what I believe should be a 15 minute HEC parameter reset (including the mandatory 10 min. wait). I don't have a lot of confidence in my local dealer.
If you have stuck with me through all of this, here is my question: I have ordered an Xcal2 from Troyer, which I should be receiving in 2-3 weeks.
Can I disable the PATS with the Xcal2 so that I will be able to start my truck w/o the parameter reset at the dealer or am I at the dealer's mercy?