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Ford Taurus how do i reset an anti theft system on a 2002

Customer Question

how do i reset an anti theft system on a 2002 ford taurus?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 5 years ago.

Is the alarm going off or is the vehicle just not starting?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
the vehicle is just not starting and the anti theft light is blinking
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 5 years ago.
Ok.. there is no reseting this.. chances are you have a bad ignition key (try using another key or you have a bad transceiver. Once the bad part is replaced, the vehicle will start.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i should also tell you that i have replaced the ecm. i did disconnect the battery before starting the replacement. i put the replacement ecm in then reconnected the battery and it was then this problem occured.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 5 years ago.
Ok.. then yes.. this might be the issue. You might need to get it programed at the dealership.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok before i let you go to be sure there is absolutely no way to reset the anti theft, no other options available, other than taking and having the ecm reprogramed??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i think i lost connection with you
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 5 years ago.
Sorry for the delay!

I was eating dinner with the family.

YES.. I am confident that there is no other relearn procedure that you can do for the anti theft system short of having the factory scanner for your vehicle.