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Hide a key- emergency key dilemma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jethro, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Jul 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    ruggedT

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    Plain metal key hidden somewhere on the truck, or use one of those hitch safe things.


    Chipped key hidden inside in case you do need to start the truck. Hell Toyota gives you 3 of them.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    Bennett707

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  3. Jul 11, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    Buy a plastic float box for your keys, wallet and cell phone, put your valet key in a hide a key box.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    majorhavok

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    Greatest car thief job: Quick Oil change technician. Get to see under a ton of cars legitimately every day, many of which will have visible hide-a-key's on the frame somewhere. If it's a nice car, they note the customers address and bye bye car at some time in the future.

    I have used the hide-a-keys before, but you have to be really clever when hiding them, or just be resolved that IF someone is determined to take your car, they will.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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  6. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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  7. Jul 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    Stash a chipped key inside the truck and have the dealership make you a credit card key to keep in your wallet for unlocking the door.
     
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  8. Jul 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    Utard

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    I think the chipped keys have to be in the key hole or within 1 inch of the key hole for the chip to work.

    So If the chipped key is in back seat and you try to start with nonchipped key it will not start?

    Someone should try this. I did not get a nonchipped key with my 12.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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  10. Jul 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    2013s only come with 2. No valet key. I insisted that the dealer make a 3rd key when I bought mine. I keep the extra in my duffle bag that I carry when I go hunting, czmpjng, or fishing.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    As I stated above, mine would only start with the transponder key in the ignition tumber, held right beside the plain key didn't work when I tried it. This was on my '06. Thus stashing a transponder key inside the truck is a very viable option, unless the new models are different.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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    I went to Home Depot and had 6 keys made. 1 in apartment, 1 in the truck hidden, 1 outside the truck hidden, my dad has the rest for spares. It was $1.07 per key
     
  13. Jul 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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  14. Jul 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    I have no grey key for my 2010 and have had additional keys made with just a regular key. You don't program new keys into the truck's computer, you program the keys to match what the computer is looking for.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    same here my 2012 doesnt come with a valet key.

    and the key fob doesnt matter. i have an aftermarket remote starter and the original key fobs stay at home now
     

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