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2000 Ford Taurus R/S, 555F?


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Posted: November 19, 2006 at 1:21 PM / IP Logged  
what's up all? i have a customer coming in in a few days wanting to get a viper 160 installed. of all the many r/s's i've done, oddly enough, i've never had to do one on a taurus. one of my installers did a '01 a while back and said a 555f wouldn't work. he said he had to use a 556u. my problem with that is the customer doesn't want to loose a key or buy another. i've used the 555f on late model f-150's with no problems. directechs recommends a 1100f. that's basicaly a self learning 555f, right. any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Mike M2 
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A 555F will work, but a better solution would be a 555S. Getting the pellet situated on the 555F is always an issue, and if it ever shifts around they tend to stop working. The 555S gives the best of both worlds, a pickup ring like a 556U and a code learning brain like a 555F.
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1lowgalant 
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cool. thanks for the info. never thought about the 555s. i'll have to look into that. thanks.
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1lowgalant 
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one more question. you know how sometimes the ring on the 556u isn't used, could that be used on a 555f in place of the capsule? i've never tried it but always wondered if it could be done.
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1lowgalant 
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anyone have an opinion? the 556u transpoder ring only has two wires with the thirs BLACK/ white not used. could this be attached to the wiring in place of the capsule on the 555f? seems like thats all the 555s is but i have to order that one.

also, do you have to wake the GEM like you do on the f-150's?

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Mike M2 
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No, i won't work. The capsule on the 555F is what actually learns the value of the key and stores it permanently. Once a 555F learns a code it's done and can't re-learn another-ever. The other part of the 555F is nothing more than a relay to turn it on. The 555S actually sends a key value to the brain in the learn mode, then sends that same signal out when used. It really isn't anything more than a Patskey chip biult into a box with a relay to turn it on and send a signal out. We use 555S modules on most Fords and they seem to work very well.
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1lowgalant 
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Posted: November 19, 2006 at 4:14 PM / IP Logged  

ah.......i see. thanks for the info. i've always wondered about that, but didn't actually know how they worked. i knew the bottom part was a relay but think about the capsule storing the code. thanks.

one more thing, do you have to wake the GEM like in f-150's? i'm trying to know what i'm up against before it comes in. thanks again.

Whatever you do, DO NOT let the white smoke leak out of the wires.....
Mike M2 
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I never have. These cars are super simple, practically every wire is in the kick panel or column wires. The hardest part is getting thru the firewall, a bit of a pain....
Mike M2
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Posted: November 19, 2006 at 4:17 PM / IP Logged  
cool. thanks.
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