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Lost chip key 2005 Taurus. How to stat car

Need to start and drive my car.dont have money to put into old car. Can I over ride the pat 2/3 system on my car

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Again, you can't. Don't tear up the column to try. You have to tow it to a dealer. It takes 2 keys to reprogram the security. They can cut the keys if the cylinder hasn't been replaced before. $400+. new cylinder $500+. Some lock smith's can do it. But not much cheaper. You save a tow bill.

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