1996 Ford Taurus anti theft red light

Tiny
TALLTODDY
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I replaced the battery in the car, which runs great, the red anti theft lite blinks and car wont start
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 9:09 PM

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Tiny
JOE F
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If the light is flashing, the car won't start. What you need to do is (and I hate to say it) take it to a dealer and have them reprogram the theft system. For some reason, it lost its identification.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 9:44 PM
Tiny
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Thats not true, I found someone in a forum with the same problem. If u disconnect both battery leads and let it sit 20 minutes, insert the key in the "on" position, connect the positive post first, then the negative, the car will recognize the key and start.
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Have you tried it?
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I followed those steps and it fired right up. Thanks
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 4:11 PM

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