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Chipped keys/kill switch?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hwysrfr, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    hwysrfr

    hwysrfr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do all 2nd gen (my 2008) have chipped keys? I was going to put in a kill switch but if each key is chipped I quess a kill switch is unnessary??.......thanks
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Dan893

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    im pretty sure all the new tacomas come with it not sure about the early 2nd gens but my 09 came with a chipped key
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    RichXKU

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    This is correct. If they want your truck, they'll need to drag it onto a flatbed, or wire up an ECU on the spot.
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Thanks, that's going to save me from figuring out a kill switch.........
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    Okkine

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    In Canada they do, by law, for years 2008 and up. I believe it's optional in the USA.

    Edit: If you have a flashing car symbol next to the clock when the key is out, then you have the chipped key.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    jizzam93

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    YES!!
    The guy at the dealer told when he gave me my keys was that if you look at the key, there is a very small round indentation. It's closer to the black part. Thats where the chip is. At least thats what he told me.
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Edit: If you have a flashing car symbol next to the clock when the key is out, then you have the chipped key.[/quote]
    not true, i have a 06 and it has the car symbol but not a chipped key.
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    my 06 has a chipped key....
     
  9. May 27, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    el_smurfo

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    Anyone know if this is true? I always thought that the chip would be in the black plastic part. Has anyone cut apart the plastic of their key to verify? If it actually is embedded in the metal, my next little project might be the leatherman key holder

    http://lifehacker.com/399031/diy-leatherman-key-mod
     
  10. May 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    EVERYBODY open your Owners Manual to page 12.
    It shows pictures of what the chipped key vs. non chipped key looks like.

    Also, the chip is not in the metal, it's in the rubber part.

    Img_1691.jpg
     
  11. May 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    bigburrito

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    thank you for making me pull my keys out of my pocket! haha
     
  12. May 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    I am not sure what you mean by a chipped key, I suspect you mean a key with an embedded chip. My '09 Access Cab has a regular key, no chip in it. Duplicate the key anywhere.
     
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