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Old 10-16-2010, 09:17 PM
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2010 Ranger XL Regular CAB 2.3L engine 5 speed manual tranny.

I asked salesman upon delivery of the NEW ranger (not preowned) about what that was he said not to worry about it. What is the thing that has a small circuit board and the red LED for?? Note the Red LED never comes on, or I just simply have not noticed it.

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Old 10-16-2010, 09:23 PM
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flux capacitor

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no idea...never seen that before

maybe the active LED for the PATS system...?
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:24 PM
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some sort of anti theft device
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:27 PM
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almost looks like one of those 3rd brake setups
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:28 PM
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ill ask dealer on first oil change if no one has seen this. u guys think if i unplug the little circuit board to see if truk will start or not and then plug it back in is there a risk of having a no start condition??
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:33 PM
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My 97 had one of those, didn't know they still used them

Remember those "anti theft" keys they used to make. You would get this computer chip thing with your keys...you would plug in the chip, then insert your key in the ignition and away ya go...don't have the seperate chip and you can't start the car

I thought they quit making them as everyone always put them with their keys making the idea pretty stupid...anyways that's my vote. It's NOT the ODBII as you can see that is on the left.....
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:33 AM
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Maybe one of those deals if you dont pay your payment it will shut the truck down.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:36 AM
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some sort of anti theft device
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:49 AM
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some sort of anti theft device
Going with this. Havent seen the dash yet didn't know if there was an antitheft indicator on there already.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:52 AM
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Going with this. Havent seen the dash yet didn't know if there was an antitheft indicator on there already.
It's dealer installed.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:18 AM
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tracking device, if you miss a payment theycome and repo
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:10 AM
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some sort of anti theft device
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My 97 had one of those, didn't know they still used them

Remember those "anti theft" keys they used to make. You would get this computer chip thing with your keys...you would plug in the chip, then insert your key in the ignition and away ya go...don't have the seperate chip and you can't start the car

I thought they quit making them as everyone always put them with their keys making the idea pretty stupid...anyways that's my vote. It's NOT the ODBII as you can see that is on the left.....
Exactly, had one too on another vehicle....but the older it gets, taking it in and out wears out the contacts...One day, you'll put it in and your truck still will not start.......I would tell the dealer to bypass it now or (like I had to ) have an alarm company come to wherever you are and do it then....
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:14 PM
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And didn't OBD ports used to come with a cover? I swear I used to always see the labeled cover with a little plastic lanyard. Then they just ...went away.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:58 PM
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probly be a good idea to have one on there no?
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:10 PM
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I have nearly the same thing on mine... no led though... 3 wires running around a harness and it disappears at the AUX port for the stereo... i have the day off tomorrow, might just make a quick stop at the Ford dealer and ask.
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