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any good hiding places for spare key

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Danylo7, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    US Marine

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  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    danwray

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    I put a spring hinge license plate holder on my FJ and just hung an extra key behind it
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    na8rboy

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    You can put smart key fob in sleep mode, which deactivates it/saves batt. Hold down lock button, and press unlock twice. I do this to my spare. so it's not searching all the time, to save battery.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    loveinyourmouth

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    I went to ACE hardware and had them make a non-chipped duplicate for like, a dollar. I wanted something I could put into my pocket while I was surfing, but leave my truck in a dangerous parking lot, without worrying about someone rooting around and finding a spare key. Thought about the truck hitch lock, but I feel like that sets my truck up as a target (take a hammer to that sumbitch and see if it holds up).

    If someone were to get a copy of my unchipped truck key, they wouldn’t be able to drive anywhere without the truck shutting off.

    I leave my real key in the truck inside of a realtor-style combo lock.
     
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  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    I did the same in case I lock myself out. If I lose the key, no one knows it belongs to a toyota.
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    This is what I would do. Fob in sleep mode, stored in center console. Take the physical key out and hide that somewhere, either hitch safe or zip tie it to the spare tire chain. The key is waterproof, the fob doesnt like long term exposure to the elements.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    How do you wake the key fob?
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    Lock the key fob inside the truck in a secure location and then use the Viper Smart start app on your phone to unlock your truck !!!
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    Yeah the guy you dont see watches you do all that then appears magically after your gone.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    Press the lock button, if I remember correctly. I mess with sleep mode once every two years or so, so I have to look it up every time I do. Twice, actually. I've done it twice.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    Thanks I’ll give it a try. I keep mine in a faraday bag and don’t want it to drain the battery while constantly searching for signal.
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    Man, I'm Glad I live in northern Maine. I don't take my keys out of my truck, lock doors of house, nothing. Done it for the 20 years I've driven, and never had an issue.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    wow, some great ideas here ...thanks guys. I'll look into the HV system & the Viper Alarm Smart start app.
     
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  14. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Depends on the range of the sensor. My smart key works only with in close proximity of the doors, there have been times I extended my arm too far and it wouldn't open until I take another step closer.
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    ..?? Blank keys? I do not have keyless entry, I figured it was just a reg. Key but Home Depot cut 2 for me. I can get in the truck but they will not start the truck. At first I was pissed, I called the dealer and they told me it had a chip in it. So now I have 2 extra keys that will not start the truck, but now I am liking the idea of keeping one under the frame
    Please explain the blank key. Are they chip keys?
     
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  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    You shouldn't be able to lock your fob in car. If you're looking it in the bed of the truck, like tonneau + locked tailgate, then you can get the pop n lock to make the tailgate automatically lock/unlock with the doors. Seems the best solution to me.
     
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  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    You can put the fob in sleep mode in order to lock the fob in the cab
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Oh I didn't know that! Just for my own knowledge, how do you do that?
     
  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    I find the best place to store my key is in my pocket. I always lock my truck with the keyless remote and never touch the locks on the doors.
     
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