Vehicle: 2011 Ford Escape
Evo All #001A07260304 installed with T-harness THAR-FORD4; plug-n-play install, teed connections to ignition switch, immobilizer antenna and OBDII connector; no wires spliced
Can't get the unit to program. Process: Hold program button, plug in data cable and release on red light. Insert key and turn on until theft light turns out. Remove first key and insert second. Turn on for 3 seconds, theft light goes out, turn off and remove. Last step says to press and release programming button within 5 seconds (this is where it gets stuck). Red light should flash 10 times and blue light should flash 10 times and ignition comes on and turns off again. When I press the button the last time, the red light blinks and just stays on.
I've tried the firmware downgrade listed in https://fortin.ca/en/qa/92073/faq-red-led-stuck-on . That link says to downgrade to v 0.99 but the lowest version for Ford appears to be 4.01. I flashed 4.01, power cycled in vehicle, reflashed v 71.52, unlocked settings and reset the unit. Still same results.
I've also tried testing the data bus. Hold button, insert data link connector, release button on blue light. Connected all other connections and turned key on. Blue light stays solid. Shouldn't it flash on data?
The yellow wire is not connected as it seems to be part of the T harness, but I've tested it for 12v on ignition and it is getting it. I don't have the valet switch or hood pin switch connected. What am I missing? I'm wearing out the plugs with all these connections/disconnections.