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Battery dead key in ignition doors wont open with spare key

99 ford taurus will not pass emissions because ecm reports"not ready" to reset I disconneted battery and left key in ignition on acc. over nite ( with doors locked) now key will not open doors or trunk. I have a problem...

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    How do you replace battery in 99 ford taurus?

  • kennnao May 11, 2010

    I had a locksmith come and open door, apparently if I had used the key I left in ignition (master key)
    it would have opened door. Then was able to reconnect battery to and take to emissions which still failed. Taurus still has same report (not ready) despite being driven over 100 miles. getting very frustrated

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You have created the emission failure by disconnecting the battery, your car has what is called OBD 2 electronic engine/emission control system, this system tests each system on the car as u drive and if it finds a problem has occurred more than 3 times in one complete drive cycle (about 20 miles of mixed driving and idleing) it turns on the amber engine light, if the system has not had time to test all the systems it will report not ready when it is tested, this is to keep cars with emission failures from passing smog tests, as fr as the other problem u mentioned u triggered the anti-theft system by disconnecting the battery. This info is provided to inform u of what caused the problem and how it was triggered, a trip to the Ford dealer will be required to correct these problems.



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The car has not been driven enough to make the computer ready for emissions testing. you will need to complete a certain drive cycle for each emissions component to be tested by the computer. it is a variation of highway and non highway driving. you may need to go to a shop and have the computer read to see which component is not ready. It may be faulty

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