[quote author=Fordsters link=topic=182906.msg3870941#msg3870941 date=1291078228]
The Dealer charged me $179 for the V.T.P. It was already installed on the car. In order for me to start it at the dealership when I took a test drive, a PIN had to be put in on the keypad otherwise it acted like a dead battery. I am so new to all of this. If I call the Dealer and get a refund for the system, how does the SecuriLock Passive Anti-theft system and perimeter alarm system work? Do I have to have a special key seeing as the keypad right now is the only thing that will activate and deactivate the ignition?
As Gilbertsville (and I) have previously stated, if you wish to keep the system, return to the Dealership and ask them to help you troubleshoot the problem and program a personalized PIN for you. Or learn to live with using the preset PIN. The problem here is that it is unlikely any of us can troubleshoot the system over the Internet.
You still have a key that you have to insert and turn in the ignition switch on the steering wheel, correct?
Is it the factory keyfob or an aftermarket keyfob. If you are not sure, post a picture of the keyfob here and we can tell you. The factory SecuriLock system is enabled by a transistor in the keyfob. In fact, it is not unlikely that the Factory SecuriLock and Perimeter Alarm are still enabled and performing the bulk of the work you think the V.T.P. system is doing.
However, the V.T.P. system is/was completely redundant and unnecessary. Essentially, the Dealer charged for the installation of a system that only does what the Factory systems already did. As already mentioned, all 2011 Fusions are already factory equipped with "SecuriLock" and Perimeter Alarm systems. There is/was no need for an aftermarket system to be piggybacked over it, other than to pad the Dealers profit margin. Essentially, if you read your Fusions Owners Manual, the Factory SecuriLock and Perimeter Alarm systems are explained in detail. It would be easier for you to read the Manual than for us to explain everything. Then if you have questions, we can answer them.
So at this point, your best course of action is to return to the Dealership and ask them to correct the problem or refund your money. Which you choose to do is up to you.
After you read the Owners manual sections concerning the SecuriLock and Perimeter Alarm Systems , feel free to ask any questions you may have. Keep us updated.
PS - I just wanted to add: I hope you understand that I am not trying to browbeat you into having the V.T.P. system removed if you wish to keep it. Just trying to give you all the information possible, so you can then make an educated decision. Good luck.