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Old 07-18-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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How did you replace your key?

I didn't know if this thread should go in here instead of the general section for generation 2 Tacomas.

I lost my keys a few months back and ordered a new fob and key off of ebay. I took the key down to the local hardware store and they told me they could not cut it for me, because it had a chip in it.

Is this true?

How much did you have to pay to get your key made?

I have a 2006 Tacoma 4x4 sport access cab. If I didn't update my sig. thanks
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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this is true, the key needs to be programmed at the dealership to your truck. not sure how much it costs, i had to get mine replaced under warranty.

edit: a little bit of googling found this http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question...7203930AAjH3im
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There is a handful of locksmiths that will have the proper equipment to reprogram your new key. Anyone worth their weight can cut the key, but programing it is a different story. That will require the correct equipment. Pick up your local phone book and start calling around to find the best deal on a local locksmith that will reprogram your key for you. Be sure to let them know the year/make/model of your truck so there is no doubt whether or not they will be able to program your new key for you.
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When I bought my Taco it only came with one key and fob. I purchased two more fobs and one key (quite expensive). I was able to program the fobs with no problems but could not get the key to program. I tried every possible combination from the internet but to no avail. Finally had to take it to a local Toyota Dealer, it cost me $150 just for the programming and a courtesy inspection.
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You have to have an original key to clone the key. If you lost both originals you have to install a whole new interlock system with two new keys. You need the metal tab with the key code that came with original keys to clone.
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This is the web site where I bought mine. total 35.00 with programing and cut at a local locksmith.

http://www.keyless-remotes.com/Categ...ta:2007:Tacoma
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I think Ace hardware or True value now cuts chipped keys. $65.

And I believe it will be cheaper to go to a locksmith that does it over the dealer. I have only 1 key & a few years ago I checked with the dealer. $180 for a new key & the programming. Heck they want $80 just for a fob. I buy my fobs off ebay for around $20.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Auto-Thef...r-chip-key.htm

Mikey wrote at 2008-02-06 02:32:38
Hello everyone interested in getting your car keys at a better price. Some Ace Hardware stores can now make Chip keys for your car if it uses the I-P series system. These include GM, Ford and other type of automobiles. I know because I work at an Ace Hardware store and today the owner just had a factory rep train some of us on the new chip key clone system. It is about $50.00 to $70.00 dollars for a key. A lot cheaper than a Dealer and possibly a Locksmith. So Check it out.
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My 11 came with..

2 black keys w/ 2 fobs
1 grey key (no fob)

And the little metal plate with a number stamped into it. What is the gray key for? Does all three keys have chips in them?
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Went to lowes and had a key made for 2 dollars, no chip, works fine on my 08 reg cab opening and starting it
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Originally Posted by Tckwarrior View Post
Went to lowes and had a key made for 2 dollars, no chip, works fine on my 08 reg cab opening and starting it
I think the chip is in the FOB....

From Toyota.com

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. Because the transponder chip is embedded in the key or Smart Key fob, it can be costly to replace.
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