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Help! I have broken the black casing around the only key for my husband's 1989 Ford Taurus. He says the key is now useless due to some kind of sensor sytem in the key related to anti-theft. Is this the case? How can I get a replacement key and what is this going to entail? Will the car start without the black casing on the key?

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Hello Kcook.
I don't believe the 1989 model had anti-theft on the key.
These came out in later years.
You will be OK to get another key cut to replace it.

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The 1989 taurus does not have theft protection and you can replace ignition locks or do anything you want to. or even get keys made it wont be a problem

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