Originally Posted by adio
don't you get like 2 keys with remote, and valet key when you buy it new, no?
You should get two standard and one valet key from the dealer, at least for a Toyota Certified used vehicle. Not sure about non-certified cars.
I bought a certified used Taco that came with three keys, but only one of them worked. The dealer provided two more keys and programmed them for free. The sales manager was a bit miffed, probably because I negotiated a pretty good deal and the cost of the keys ate into their margin. They should have tested the keys during the certification process! I wasn't interested in the valet key, so I have three standard keys. No remotes for my base model truck, but you should get two of them.
If you have to buy them, immobilizer-chipped keys are very expensive ($200+) at the dealer, and they can take quite a while to program into the ECU. I would ask the dealer about the labor charge for programming keys bought from ebay
. The total cost may not be much different than buying at the Toyota parts counter, and you don't eat the cost of keys that don't work.