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Key Programming | Watch the SMART PRO get the job done with a Proximity Key and a Ford Taurus!

To program a 2016 Ford Taurus SHO, it takes the Ford 5 Button Prox Remote Key, so I cut a new key with an emergency blade, and we're ready to program using the SmartPRO.

To begin the programming, we have the Smart PRO, which is connected to the OBD2 port, and we also have the 'MYKEYS Pro' for all the information we need about this vehicle. I’m using this aftermarket prox key by Ilco. 

 Ford 5 Button Prox Remote Key

Now that you have everything set up, the first step is to go to 'Vehicle Selection' as you can see below, and select 'Ford.' Then we will choose the Taurus, 2010 to 2019 since it is 2016 prox. The MYKEYS Pro app can give you all the tips, tricks, and information you need to navigate the selection process.

 Select manufacturer on the Smart Pro

Using the MyKeys App and Smart Pro for key programming

 The Smart Pro device should display a connection message like the one below. Click on Connect, Switch the Ignition on and click OK.

 Connect on the Smart Pro Key Programmer

After connecting, go down to the Add Prox Keys and hit the play button on the bottom left. Timed Access, so we need to wait patiently for 10 minutes.

 Smart Pro Programmer

Once the 10-minute wait is up, insert the key into the prox to the key slot and get it programmed.

 Insert prox key

Insert prox key

Here is the slot location. Click OK, and Success will pop up! Alright, we now have two functioning prox keys.

For each programming done, you should test out the keys and be sure to hear the locks cycle. Compare the function of your newly programmed keys with the original key to be sure that everything is still working. You can try to start your ignition and controls with the new programmed key to ensure it works the same.

We're done! That is how you add/program a new prox key to a2016 Ford Taurus SHO. We like how the Smart PRO guides you through each step to make sure you have the right access at the right time. If you have any comments or questions about this procedure, let us know in the comments below!

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