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Old 12-22-2014, 06:03 AM
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i changed the brainbox the car starts with any key and thats very dagerous because of theft

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Old 04-20-2016, 12:45 AM
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I did it and it worked for a few weeks to a month now it's not working at all.
Old 04-20-2016, 12:47 AM
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I read they are related to pats so I guess I can't get a used one as a plug in play. Does a 2001 have to be flashed or programmed if I get one from another truck? What years are compatible ?
Old 04-20-2016, 12:51 AM
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2001 should be PATS. Easily identified by having a large plastic base on your key.

I believe any PATS cluster is compatible with programming. 99-03 IIRC
Old 04-20-2016, 01:06 AM
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So I would have to take cluster to a dealer?
Old 04-23-2016, 10:52 PM
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hit train tracks and odometer came on briefly for the 1st time in months.
Old 04-01-2017, 12:09 AM
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I guess I have to do this also, I have 2000 lightning and the read out display goes in and out for no apparent reason.
Old 05-06-2017, 03:42 PM
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I am attempting this on my 2004 F150. What's the trick to getting the gear shift position cable unhooked?
Old 07-02-2017, 12:09 AM
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Fixed mine today

this has been an issue since my girlfriend acquired this truck from her father. Been driving me nuts. I was pretty quick at pulling the dash apart but then realized my soldering iron had gone missing.

I went to Harbor Freight and picked up a new one and had the job done in just over an hour.

Hope it lasts and does the trick. Thanks to the original post to walk me through the process!
Old 06-05-2018, 09:56 AM
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Tried this it didn't work also now speedometer not working any ideas
Old 07-10-2018, 04:24 PM
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2001 F150 Odometer intermittent issue

Hello, I know that this is an old post but the information was great. I have a 2001 F150 with the intermittent odometer issue. Took the speedometer out. The only thing is that I did not have to remove the headlight switch. Once I pulled the dash cover I could reach around and unplug it from behind. I took the circuit board to the shop that I use to repair my vintage stereo equipment. He put his magnifying goggles on and agreed that the solders had issues. Took him 30 seconds to redo all 9 solders for no charge. I did try to protect the plastic cover on the steering column when reinstalling but still did scratch it a little. It has been a month now and still working great. Thanks for such a great post.

After the re-solder of the 9 defective ones.

Now working.
Old 10-17-2018, 09:42 AM
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My turn i guess.... will post anything different as needed 2002 f150 4x4 lariat...

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