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3 keys to my Prerunner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rich Swanner, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Feb 7, 2008 at 11:24 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    I was told that the 2 main keys turn on the engine and cost $180 to replace if lost. The third is called a valet key, yet it starts the truck too , what is the difference? Thanks ...Rich [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 8, 2008 at 12:59 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    valet key doesn't let it go over 3000rpm i believe
     
  3. Feb 8, 2008 at 3:14 AM
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    Roland

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    Really????
     
  4. Feb 8, 2008 at 4:12 AM
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    Don G

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    The third key is the valet key you would give the dealer when you get your Taco serviced. That key will not open the glove box in case you have something of value you want to keep:D

    Don G
     
  5. Feb 8, 2008 at 4:51 AM
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    maverick491

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    Your glove box locks??????

    Must have been an addition to the 08. My 07 does not lock. :(
     
  6. Feb 8, 2008 at 4:53 AM
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    wormhole7

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    My glove box has no lock? I have no 3rd key? Unless you count that credit card key thingy, which I have not tried to use.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2008 at 4:55 AM
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    Don G

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    Yep! ! My 08 Glove Box has a lock and the Valet Key will not unlock it! !!

    Don G
     
  8. Feb 8, 2008 at 5:08 AM
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    That's it. I'm gonna go to the dealer and demand a TSB for the locking glove box.

    I want one. Hell my old 91 f-150 had both a locking glove box and a locking center console (which you could fit a small child in BTW)
     
  9. Feb 8, 2008 at 6:08 AM
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    Don G

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    :D OK I Lied! !! I just went down to take a picture of the lock and I don't have one like I thought! !!The sales girl said that is what it was for and her cuteness made me believe her without actually looking!! !!!! So the word is that I don't know what the hell the third key is for either:) Sorry for that missinformation! !

    Don G
     
  10. Feb 8, 2008 at 6:12 AM
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    flavalk

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    Most of the new models have a transponder located in the key. I had to replace the key in my wifes Chrysler Pacifica and paid $150 for the key and $50 to have it reprogramed. I assume the Tacoma key is the same. There is a permenant battery in there too. :mad:
     
  11. Feb 8, 2008 at 6:33 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I have heard that the valet key cannot have a copy made and that the other keys can have copies made at the dealer.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2008 at 9:42 AM
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    Well, I can debunk that one. I use my valet key on a regular basis (I keep it in that screwy 3rd pocket in my jeans), and I definitely go over 3,000 RPM all the time.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    In on eof the manuals i read the two black keys are the regular keys. The grey one does everything the black ones do except you cannot get a copy of the grey one and expect it to start the truck, it will only open the door.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    2003greenbean

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    all new cars have transponders it is supose to cut down on car theft valet keys usually wont work something on cars the wont open the trunk on trucks the key wont open the glove box tailgate or center consol ther is a chip in the key that the ign is looking for and if it dosnt find it it wont start there is no battery in the key all new keys are around 100$
     
  15. Feb 8, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    If you are able to use that key as you said, whats the point in a transponder?
     
  16. Feb 8, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    Is'nt that credit card thing a template for your key?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    2003greenbean

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    it is a key to unlock the truck if you lock your keys in
     
  18. Feb 9, 2008 at 3:39 AM
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    Viper-2

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    That's correct, the black keys (master keys) can be copied electronically at the dealer or some very rare specialized locksmiths if you need a replacement, the grey key (valet key) can't be copied electronically.

    If you loose both of your master keys, you need to have the number in the metal tag that came with the keys when you got them from the dealer to reproduce the same code on the new keys.

    If no tag or master keys are available, then the whole system will have to be reprogramed at a very expensive cost.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    Holy Crap !! There is a such thing as "permanent battery?" :eek:

    I want one! :D
     
  20. Feb 9, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks!....I did not get a credit card key w/my truck. Will have to look into it!
     
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