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As to what you will need on this vehicle the flashing light code 13 and the B1231 tells you that the crash data is stored in memory and the RCM module will need to be replaced.
The Code B2292 is the seat belt pretensioner is bad or was activated in the crash and it will also need to be replaced. The code does not pin-point which one it is drivers side or passenger,if it would flash a code for it this would tell you the drivers side would be 33 and the passenger would be 34.If your scan tool could access PID data you could tell this way also.
The PAD light code is almost always the PAD indicator and the B1318 is just low voltage code which you always see when one comes out of the body shop(they almost always let the battery go dead).
Now the P0316 may be able to be corrected with just a PCM reflash,there is a TSB out for this.Here is a copy of it:
This article supersedes TSB 05-23-12 to add a production fix date.
Some 2005-2006 Taurus and 2005 Sable vehicles built before 12/15/2005 and equipped with a 3.0L 2-valve engine may exhibit the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0300/P030x and P0316 in memory, with no driveability concerns.
Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using WDS release B39.14 and higher or B40.2 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the B40 CD. The calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.
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The P0316 means it was a miss-fire detected but could not pin-point cylinder.
The overspeed or over RPM code I would not worry about if vehicle runs out ok.
Researched this some more for you. On the RCM the price is $169.16. It does not require programming so you can do this yourself. As far as getting one from a used car you can get one from 2004 thru 2006 model only difference is with or without side air bags.
If you purchase a new one the part numbers are 4F1Z-14B321-BA for with side air bags
4F1Z-14B321-AA for without side air bags.
The only problem with a used one is if the vehicle was involved in an accident that had a deployment then it will have crash data stored and will be just like yours, unusable.The way it works is the RCM is always recording,when you have an accident which deploys something like an air bag or a pretensioner then it stores the recording.Once it is stored then it must be replaced.
The pre-tensioners are made into the seat belt buckles and when you are involved in an accident they deploy and pull the belts tight.Once they are deployed they must be replaced. They will only deploy when the seat belt is buckled. So you most likely have the drivers side for sure and unless someone was sitting in the passenger side this one may be ok. They are color dependent so there are to many part numbers to list here but for a black one the part numbers are drivers side 6F1Z-5461203-CC price is $148.80 and for passenger side the part number is XXXXX same price.
Now the PAD indicator is a whole different story on this model.It is part of the ICP or the entire center(radio) controls. Looking thru the diagnosis for this one it states that it could be caused by the RCM or wiring between them but if these are good the ICP has to be replaced you can not service the bulb on this one.The price on this is $410.53 for manual AC or $506.89 for electronic. On the bright side of this though I have never seen one of these have to be replaced for a PAD indicator but you never know this could be the first time.The good thing is though this does not require programming either so you could do this yourself also if needed.
On the B1318 code this is a low voltage code,it could be caused by a bad alternator but if you checked the output voltage on the alternator and it is charging then it most likely was caused by a weak or dead battery.I have never seen a vehicle come out of a body shop that did not have a B1318 code stored in memory unless it was just a small 2 or 3 day job.They never charge the batteries until they have finished with the repairs and if it was down for a few weeks it will have this code.
The reflash will have to be done by the dealer and most of the time they will charge an hour labor or around $100