2009 ford Taurus key programing.

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Asked by Nov 30, 2015 at 08:10 PM about the 2009 Ford Taurus Limited

Question type: General

Wife has lost both keys. Locksmith tried to reprogram new key but failed. He left a key that he cut that turns on ignition. This key is metal only with no chip. Ignition has been tried with this key and of course nothing. Little lock shaped anti-theft light is flashing. #2 locksmith came out, said his programmer (Computer ) initialized but then stopped and gave an error message. He then tried to plug in a diagnostics computer in order to erase error codes. This caused the instrument cluster to go black or dead. When he unplugged the tool, instrument lights came back on. Is this because the Anti-Scan has not been reset from being activated earlier by trying to start car with the metal key that had no chip?

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Have your Taurus towed to your local Ford Dealer. They have your key codes on file. You need 2 working keys to program additional keys on a Ford product. If you do not already have 2 working keys the new keys must be programmed to the car at the dealer with a scan tool. Be sure you have proof of ownership when you go to the dealer. Your photo driver's license and the vehicle registration will do. HTH. -Jim

54,585

This is the perfect example of why to NEVER let a locksmith work on your vehicle with anti-theft / key issues. The dealership is always the best choice.

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I guess so. Problem is that I assumed after talking to the locksmith(s) that they could fix it easily. They come to the car also. Now I have to tow the car to the dealer to get a key made. The #2 locksmith incidentally had just made a key for a friend who lost his Explorer keys about a week ago and had no problems. Still curious about why instrument cluster went dead while diagnostic computer was hooked up.

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71,775

Most likely the cluster shut down because the locksmith didn't have software compatible with your vehicle. If your friend's Explorer is an older model, that could be why. Manufacturers are always updating security systems in an effort to stay ahead of car thiefs. HTH. -Jim

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