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Old 12-19-2015, 02:40 PM   #31
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Thanks so much for this information! You described the problem so accurately that I took the chance and bought the ignition housing for my 2009 Focus and did it myself. Not the easiest thing I've ever done, but I'm all thumbs with the mechanical aptitude of a brick. The important thing is that it starts now! Thanks again for taking the time. Best wishes.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:39 PM   #32
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I've been having this issue for so long and this thread just saved me. I took out the ignition switch and used a flathead screwdriver to turn it and the car started. Im heading to buy a new lock housing assembly now. THANKS!!!!!
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:32 PM   #33
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What the instructions above don't address is whether or not one has to have the chip reprogrammed for any reason. My assumption would be "no" because you're reusing the PATS, but the dealership and two shops thus far have insisted that the dealership has to do it in order to reprogram it. Does anyone know?
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The instructions don't mention it since no-one thought ANYBODY with knowledge of what was actually being done would even THINK of a key/PATS issue being involved.

When you use the same key and same lock cylinder, there is NO CHANGE to anything needing special attention.

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IF someone decided to replace an ignition cylinder AS WELL, without just keying it to match the current keys, THEN you'd need to have the new keys programmed into the car's system. (there are ways to DIY IF you have two matching ones avail. that currently work)
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:00 PM   #35
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The instructions don't mention it since no-one thought ANYBODY with knowledge of what was actually being done would even THINK of a key/PATS issue being involved.

When you use the same key and same lock cylinder, there is NO CHANGE to anything needing special attention.

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IF someone decided to replace an ignition cylinder AS WELL, without just keying it to match the current keys, THEN you'd need to have the new keys programmed into the car's system. (there are ways to DIY IF you have two matching ones avail. that currently work)

I figured as much. It just struck me as odd that the two mechanics I asked to do this for me (lack of time, otherwise I'd do myself) claimed that it has to be done by the dealer because it requires programming, even if using the same keys, same cylinder even.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:39 AM   #36
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So... Installed the new housing. Was a snap to get it off and on, but now for some god forsaken reason when I'm driving it intermittently and randomly goes in and out of traction control limp mode. Anyone know what this could be from? Dealership can't figure it out either. The steering wheel angle sensor is apparently going in and out of connectivity for some reason.
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Oh Ba**s, I see your location info. shows Plymouth, United States.

Bet that's actually U.K. and the default country shows. Your MkII version was never sold here so I can''t help with details.

We didn't get electric steering until 2012 MkIII models, and I understand you got that one in the 2011 model year. Our MkIII no longer uses a physical steering lock, so quite different there.

You could try a new thread for the current issues, there are members from countries with that car, just not as many. Disturbed wiring/connections is the only obvious guess to offer.
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Crap. My mistake. Actually Plymouth, Michigan, US. he dealership couldn't figure out exactly what the deal was/is. Everything was reinstalled properly, but they think the sensor itself somehow went bad. I'm more concerned that I somehow jarred a wire loose in the harness or something but they swear everything is intact. This thumb sized piece of plastic is like $170. Ouch.
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OK, that's better.

Still need a new thread to get more views, you must have stability control in that one to add up to what I see for symptoms/guesses.
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Thanks sooo much for your info on fixing the "not starting" issue for my son's 2009 Ford Focus. It had been to the mechanic several times to no avail, then the key would work starting it again. We took it back to the mechanic again today and another Focus was there with the same problem. I found your post while the mechanic was trying to figure out what the problem was with the other Focus. When I told him you said the problem was in the steering column, he checked it out and immediately ordered the part you recommended and should have both cars fixed tomorrow! Again, thank you very much for your post.
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