Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Remote control

Integrated Keyhead Transmitters (IKTs) (If Equipped)

Use the key blade to start your


Use the key blade to start your vehicle and unlock or lock the driver door from outside your vehicle. The transmitter portion functions as the remote control.

Note: Your vehicles keys came


Note: Your vehicles keys came with a security label that provides important key cut information.

Keep the label in a safe place for future reference.

Intelligent Access Key (If Equipped)

Your intelligent access keys operate


Your intelligent access keys operate the power locks and the remote start system. The key must be in your vehicle to activate the push-button start system.

The intelligent access key also


The intelligent access key also contains a removable mechanical key blade that you can use to unlock the driver door. Slide the release on the back of the transmitter to release the key blade, and then pull the blade out.

Note: Your vehicles back-up keys


Note:

Your vehicles back-up keys came with a security tag that provides important key cut information. Keep the tag in a safe place for future reference.

Replacing the Battery

Note:

Refer to local regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries.

Note:

Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals or on the back surface of the circuit board.

Note:

Replacing the battery will not delete the transmitter from your vehicle. The transmitter should operate normally.

The remote control uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent.

Integrated Keyhead Transmitter

1. Twist a thin coin in the slot near the key


1. Twist a thin coin in the slot near the key ring to remove the battery cover (1).

2. Carefully peel up the rubber gasket (2) from the transmitter if it does not come off with the battery cover.

3. Remove the old battery (3).

4. Insert the new battery. Refer to the instructions inside the integrated keyhead transmitter for the correct orientation of the battery. Press the battery down to ensure that the battery is fully seated in the battery housing cavity.

5. Reinstall the rubber gasket.

6. Snap the battery cover back onto the key.

Intelligent Access Transmitter

1. Remove the backup key from the transmitter.

2. Twist a thin coin under the tab


2. Twist a thin coin under the tab hidden behind the backup key head to remove the battery cover. Do not use the backup key to remove the cover or you could damage the intelligent access key.

3. Remove the old battery.


3. Remove the old battery.

4. Insert a new battery with the + facing downward. Press the battery down to make sure it is fully in the housing.

5. Snap the battery cover back onto the transmitter and install the backup key.

Memory Feature (If Equipped)

This feature allows you to recall the driver seat, power mirrors and adjustable pedals (if equipped) memory positions.

Press the unlock button on the remote control or activate intelligent access (if equipped) to recall memory. The seat and power mirrors automatically move to the memory position. The mirrors will move to the programmed position and the seat will move to the easy entry position.

The seat will move to the final position when the ignition is switched out of off (if easy entry feature is enabled).

Programming Memory to the Transmitter

To activate this feature:

A. Type 1


A. Type 1

B. Type 2

1. Move the memory features to the desired positions using the associated controls, located on the side seat panels.

2. Press and hold button 1 for five seconds. A tone will sound confirming memory position has been set. Continue to hold until a second tone is heard after five seconds.

3. Within three seconds press the lock button on the remote control.

4. Wait 10 seconds, and then press the unlock button on the remote control.

5. Repeat this procedure for memory button 2 and another transmitter if desired.

Deactivating Memory from the Transmitter

To deactivate this feature: 1. Press and hold either the 1 or 2 button for five seconds. A tone will sound when the memory store is done. Continue to hold until a second tone is heard.

2. Within three seconds press the unlock button on the remote control.

3. Repeat this procedure for each additional transmitter if desired.

Car Finder

three seconds. The horn will sound Press the button twice within
three seconds. The horn will sound and the turn signals will flash. We recommend you use this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic alarm.

Sounding a Panic Alarm

alarm. Press the button again Press the button to activate the
alarm. Press the button again or switch the ignition on to deactivate.

Note: The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition is off.

Remote Start (If Equipped)

WARNING:

To avoid exhaust fumes, do not use remote start if your vehicle is parked indoors or areas that are not well ventilated.

Note: Do not use remote start if your vehicle is low on fuel.

transmitter.The remote start button is on the
transmitter.

This feature allows you to start your vehicle from outside your vehicle.

The transmitter has an extended operating range.

Vehicles with automatic climate control can be configured to operate when the vehicle is remote started. See the Climate Control chapter for more information. A manual climate control system will run at the setting it was set to when your vehicle was last turned off.

Many states and provinces have restrictions for the use of remote start.

Check your local and state or provincial laws for specific requirements regarding remote start systems.

The remote start system will not work if:

the ignition is on

the alarm system is triggered

you disable the feature

the hood is open

the transmission is not in P

the vehicle battery voltage is too low

the service engine soon light is on.

Remote Starting the Vehicle

Note:

You must press each button within three seconds of each other.

Your vehicle will not remote start and the horn will not sound if you do not follow this sequence.

The label on your transmitter


The label on your transmitter details the starting procedure.

To remote start your vehicle: 1. Press the lock button to lock all the doors.

2. Press the remote start button twice. The exterior lamps will flash twice.

The horn will sound if the system fails to start.

Note: If you remote start your vehicle with an integrated keyhead transmitter, you must switch the ignition on before driving your vehicle.

If you remote start your vehicle with an intelligent access transmitter, you must have a programmed intelligent access key inside your vehicle and press the START/STOP button on the instrument panel once while applying the brake pedal before driving your vehicle.

The power windows will not work during the remote start and the radio will not turn on automatically.

The parking lamps will remain on and your vehicle will run for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, depending on the setting. See the Information Displays chapter to select the duration of the remote start system.

Extending the Vehicle Run Time

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 with your vehicle still running to extend the run time for another remote start duration. If the duration is set to last 10 minutes, the duration will extend by another 10 minutes beginning after what is left of the first activation time. For example, if your vehicle had been running from the first remote start for five minutes, your vehicle will continue to run now for a total of 15 minutes.

Wait at least five seconds before remote starting after a vehicle shutdown.

Turning the Vehicle Off After Remote Starting

Press the button once. The parking lamps will turn off.


Press the button once. The parking lamps will turn off.

You may have to be closer to your vehicle than when starting due to ground reflection and the added noise of the running vehicle.

You can disable or enable the remote start system through the information display. See the Information Display chapter.

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