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Chip key question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WileyG, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    WileyG

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    I searched and couldn't find an answer so here goes. I have the gray valet key from my '07 Tacoma that was totaled in March. I just bought another '07 TAcoma that only has 1 black chip key. Can the dealer reprogram my gray key from the other truck to work in my 'new' truck?
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    Electronically it should be possible as you make the truck recognized the key, not the key to the truck. Mechanically probably not. The cuts on the blade would have to match the new key. Unless all the cuts on the new key are deeper you won't be able to re-cut the old key to match.
     
  3. May 16, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    just get a new rechipped key. her in Mexico you can get it done on just about every corner. Havent checked the prices but ive heard is pretty cheap -- bout 20 to 30 clams.

    I am sure in the US it can be done where the dealer is not ivolved and not too expensive.

    BTW -- I agree with the post above. once cut a key can not be recut to fit a diverent set of tumblers
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    The chip can programmed but the metal key won't be able to turn the ignition. So it is kind of pointless. You can cut the head off and tape it to a metal head key if you want a "emergency key". At my shop that would cost you around 40.00 plus the key.

    Also a grey headed key cannot program a master key but that is another story.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    I picked up two new chipped keys for my truck off ebay.... uncut and ready to be programmed, cost me $35. Have a buddy that's a tech at a toyota dealership that got his parts department to cut them for me, and he programmed them.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    Looking at the key it only needs 1 new cut to turn the cylidner is why I asked......looking back I see how dumb it sounded without that info.

    But, I'll see if I can find a deal like the post above for $35 for 2
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    Strange -- it worked for me and it wasnt done at a dealer. It was done at a corner kiosk down the street. if they can cut a metal key then they can cut a programmable key.

    or i could have miss understood your post
     
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