1998 Ford Taurus Ignition

Tiny
AMBER_ECKO
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
My keys to my car were stolen, so I had a friend of mine replace the ignition. The accessory works when the keys are in but when we tried to turn the car on, the theft light flashed on the panel and it wouldn't turn over. Is there anyway to fix this so I can drive my car?
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Saturday, August 15th, 2009 AT 8:56 PM

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KEY PROGRAMMING - WITHOUT PROGRAMMED KEYS
NOTE:This procedure is used when a customer needs keys programmed into system and does not have 2 programmed ignition keys available, or when programmed ignition keys have been lost and/or ignition switch assembly has been replaced. This procedure will erase all programmed ignition keys from memory and prevent vehicle from starting until 2 keys have been programmed. Ignition keys must have correct mechanical key cut for vehicle and must be an encoded key. If additional key(s) are to be programmed, perform KEY PROGRAMMING - WITH PROGRAMMED KEYS. If remaining keys are with customer and not with vehicle, instruct customer to see owner's manual to program spare key(s).

Turn ignition switch from OFF to RUN position. With NGS tester connected to vehicle, enter function test menu. Select SECURITY ACCESS PROCEDURE. This procedure will take 10 minutes to perform. After the security access procedure has been completed, a new menu will be displayed with command options. Select IGNITION KEY CODE ERASE.
Turn ignition switch to OFF position and disconnect NGS tester. Insert first encoded ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch to RUN position for 3 seconds. Turn ignition switch to OFF position and remove first encoded key.
Insert second encoded ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch to RUN position for 3 seconds. Turn ignition switch to OFF position and remove second encoded key. Both encoded ignition keys should now start vehicle.
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Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 5:40 AM

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