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Favorite way to hide a key?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by climberslacker, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    climberslacker

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    I’m often in situations where losing a key, or locking one in the car, would become an epic real quick. This got me thinking about how I want to hide a key.

    I’m skeptical of the cheap magnetic contraptions, they seem like they wouldn’t hold up to off-roading. I don’t dig the hitch vault.

    Where or how are you hiding a key?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    b_r_o

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    Duct tape a key onto the top of the gas tank.
     
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    Rujack

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    Hey, lemme broadcast where I keep my spare!
     
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    Bishop84

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    Zip tie and creativity.
     
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    Why’s that? It’s saved me a couple times already
     
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    Whatever you choose for a hide a key, put a cheap $7 metal key there. That way if a thief finds the key he can get into your truck but he can't steal it. If you want a spare chipped key, in case you lose your keys, put a chipped key somewhere inside the truck that's not obvious. Behind a panel somewhere. There are lots of panels that snap out.
     
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    deadpocketss

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    I just keep that plastic spare key thing in my wallet.
     
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    I wrap a key in black electrical tape, then use a small black zip tie to the wiring harness under my back bumper. Add a couple wraps with tape and you will never see it unless you know it’s there.
     
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    In ur wallet behind ur ID
     
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    zip tie.....under truck.......

    do one some where....
     
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    Duct tape a hard drive magnet to the key and put in a hidden spot on the frame. Neodymium super magnets don’t move.
     
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    Under the hood. :)
     
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    I have a plastic key I keep in my wallet and a key zip tied under my truck.
    Good luck finding it.

    In Baja a couple years ago I got out of my truck, closed the door and realized I just locked my truck with it running and my wallet in the truck. That other key under the truck came in real handy that time.
     
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