Ford Taurus Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Ford Taurus Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Ford Taurus key replacement - All you need to know

Ford Taurus key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Ford Taurus Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Ford Taurus Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Ford Taurus key

Automotive locksmith coding a Ford Taurus key

Have you lost your Ford Taurus car keys? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Ford Taurus Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Ford Taurus Car Key Replacement Cost

Key coding and programming machine for Ford cars

Key coding and programming machine for Ford cars

Can I get a replacement Ford Taurus key by VIN?

Ford Taurus Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Ford Taurus

Remote key fob for a Ford Taurus

Remote key fob for a Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus key fob battery – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Ford Taurus car key replacements

Ford Taurus car key replacements

Ford Taurus was introduced in 1986. This model has seven versions (Ford Taurus w/Prox, Ford Taurus w/Reg. Ignition, Ford Taurus X, Ford Taurus Freestyle, Ford Taurus LX, Ford Taurus SHO, Ford Taurus LS) and ten types of keys.

Remote Key Fobs: 2009 to 2019.

Transponder Chip Keys: 1996 to 2019.

Non-Transponder Keys: 1986 to 1997.

Coding a new Ford Taurus key by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Ford Taurus key by an automotive locksmith

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Ford Taurus key fob or transponder key? Click here for more information.
Ford ignition cylinder

Ford ignition cylinder

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

Ford Taurus w/Prox:

 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: (164-R8091/92)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Ford Taurus remote key fob replacement (164-R8091/92)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Ford Taurus remote key fob replacement (164-R8091/92)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: (164-R7034)

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Ford Taurus remote key fob replacement (164-R7034)

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Ford Taurus remote key fob replacement (164-R7034)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Ford Taurus w/Reg. ignition:

 

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: (H92-PT)

2000-2019 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H92-PT)

2000-2019 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H92-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Ford Taurus X, Freestyle:

 

2008: (H92-PT)

2008 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H92-PT)

2008 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H92-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Ford Taurus LX:

 

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999: (H72-PT

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H72-PT)

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H72-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Ford Taurus SHO & LS:

 

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999: (H72-PT

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H72-PT)

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Ford Taurus transponder key replacement (H72-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1996, 1997: (1196FD/H75)

1996, 1997 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1196FD/H75)

1996, 1997 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1196FD/H75)

 

1993, 1994, 1995: (1193FD/H67)

1993, 1994, 1995 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1193FD/H67)

1993, 1994, 1995 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1193FD/H67)

 

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995: (S1167FD/H50)

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (S1167FD/H50)

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (S1167FD/H50)

 

1990, 1991, 1992: (1184FD/H54)

1990, 1991, 1992 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1184FD/H54)

1990, 1991, 1992 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1184FD/H54)

 

1986, 1987, 1988, 1989: (1193MU/H66)

1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1193MU/H66)

1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (1193MU/H66)

 

1986, 1987, 1988: (S1186TS)

1986, 1987, 1988 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (H56/1186TS)

1986, 1987, 1988 Ford Taurus non-transponder key replacement (H56/1186TS)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Ford Taurus car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Ford Taurus cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Ford Taurus. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Ford Taurus w/Prox.

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Ford Taurus key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Ford Taurus key without the original? What is the average price?

Ford Taurus key replacement cost - estimate only

Ford Taurus key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Ford Taurus key can cost between $50 to $340. The cost depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher

New transponder keys coded on-site

New transponder keys coded on-site

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Ford Taurus key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year model of your car and your key type.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider:

  1. For Ford Taurus vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Ford Taurus vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. You will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Ford Taurus key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

A: Ford Taurus has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Ford Taurus keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No Programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Ford non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.

1196FD/H75, 1193FD/H67, S1167FD/H50, 1184FD/H54, 1193MU/H66, H56/1186TS.

 

Ford Taurus keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Ford Taurus car key programming tool

Ford Taurus car key programming tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

164-R8091/92, 164-R7034, H92-PT, H72-PT.

 

Q: I have a Ford Taurus key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one should I get? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: Ford Taurus has a few keyless entry system options. For newer models, the key you have contains a built-in keyless entry system (a remote master key or key fob/smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the relevant information.

Ford keyless entry - Inside look

Ford keyless entry – Inside look

 

Keyless entry information for the Ford Taurus:

Keyless entry information Ford Taurus

Keyless entry information Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus has a few different keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

For year models 2009 to 2019, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key fobs.

1998-2009: CWTWB1U331 (Choose Method A)

1993-1997: GQ43VT4T (Choose Method C)

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Ford Taurus key fob battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.

Key fob batteries

Key fob batteries

Ford Taurus model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob, here is some important information you should know about the battery.

 

There are 2 types of key fobs that are battery operated:

Key fob: (like in the picture below)

Ford Taurus remote key fob battery replacement information

Ford Taurus remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Key fob: (like in the following picture)

Ford Taurus remote key fob battery replacement information

Ford Taurus remote key fob battery replacement information

Watch a short video here: how to replace Ford key fob battery, type of battery and more:

 

Things to remember when your Ford Taurus key fob battery is dead:

First, when the battery is dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.

How the key fob looks inside, battery and emergency key

How the key fob looks inside, battery and emergency key

If you want to start your vehicle, you can do it by placing the key fob in the charging area once you are in the car. This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the battery is dead.

Finally, let the key fob charge until you get to a place when you can replace the key fob battery.

 

Ford Taurus Key Fob Battery Information:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

Ford Taurus key fobs are battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need.

The type of battery you need is a CR-2032. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can order it online here.

Also, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, AutoZone, etc.

 

Here is some general information for Ford Taurus key fob battery:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

CR-2032 key fob battery replacement

CR-2032 key fob battery replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Ford Taurus key fob and extend its battery life it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can get it online here.

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