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Anyone know how to disable the pats thingy that only lets you use the computer chip keys without destroying the car

And, is there a way to take the brake interlock off so that the car will come out of park without the brake being applied.

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you can disable the brake interlock by dissasembling and removing the lock mechanism from the shifter assembly.

As for pats: have your ECU reflashed to the tune of a few hundred bucks, or find an ecu from a simmilar car (same year and engine) with out pats.

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Originally posted by Baby SHO@Nov 4 2004, 09:42 PM
As for pats: have your ECU reflashed to the tune of a few hundred bucks, or find an ecu from a simmilar car (same year and engine) with out pats.

Brad
I didn't quite get that. There isn't a chip located somewhere that can be unplugged. I've tried regular keys and when you put them in run position i can hear the fuel system charge up but when i put it to start then everything goes dead and back to run it comes back onl

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The easist way to "disable" PATS is to cut the head of a PATS key and zip-tie it in place in the steering column. Kinda defeats the purpose of the system, but if you're prone to losing the expensive key, it's one way to do it.

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The only thing that I would have to take apart is a key. A good place would be right near the ignition?

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Turn the key to "Off" (it's between "Lock" and "Run") and you won't need to use the brake to shift out of park.


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you could also hook up a PATSbyass module. they are for use with remote starting a PATS car. I have the part number if you want. hook it up so it comes on with the ignition and you're good to go. it fits a ring around the key cyinder inside the steering column so you can't see it. the system seems to be extremely sensitive. when I was working on my remote start, I thought of just sticking a key somewhere temporarily until I could get my hands on a bypass module. but the only place I could put it where the car would start was right in the ignition. really, an inch away from the ignition, and it wouldn't start. so if you can get a key inside the steering column, and that close to the ignition cylinder. that should work. if not, use a bypass module. pretty easy, and it costs about 30$. now the downside is that if you are doing this because of lost keys...you need 2 keys to program the module. you program it just like you would an extra key. so if you are missing a key, you're SOL with that plan.
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