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How did you replace your key?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jeeper2269, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jul 18, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    jeeper2269

    jeeper2269 [OP] Active Member

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    I didn't know if this thread should go in here instead of the general section for generation 2 Tacomas.

    I lost my keys a few months back and ordered a new fob and key off of ebay. I took the key down to the local hardware store and they told me they could not cut it for me, because it had a chip in it.

    Is this true?

    How much did you have to pay to get your key made?

    I have a 2006 Tacoma 4x4 sport access cab. If I didn't update my sig. thanks :confused:
     
  2. Jul 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    There is a handful of locksmiths that will have the proper equipment to reprogram your new key. Anyone worth their weight can cut the key, but programing it is a different story. That will require the correct equipment. Pick up your local phone book and start calling around to find the best deal on a local locksmith that will reprogram your key for you. Be sure to let them know the year/make/model of your truck so there is no doubt whether or not they will be able to program your new key for you.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    When I bought my Taco it only came with one key and fob. I purchased two more fobs and one key (quite expensive). I was able to program the fobs with no problems but could not get the key to program. I tried every possible combination from the internet but to no avail. Finally had to take it to a local Toyota Dealer, it cost me $150 just for the programming and a courtesy inspection.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    You have to have an original key to clone the key. If you lost both originals you have to install a whole new interlock system with two new keys. You need the metal tab with the key code that came with original keys to clone.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    I think Ace hardware or True value now cuts chipped keys. $65.

    And I believe it will be cheaper to go to a locksmith that does it over the dealer. I have only 1 key & a few years ago I checked with the dealer. $180 for a new key & the programming. Heck they want $80 just for a fob. I buy my fobs off ebay for around $20.

    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Auto-Theft-Prevention-2384/f/computer-chip-key.htm

    Mikey wrote at 2008-02-06 02:32:38
    Hello everyone interested in getting your car keys at a better price. Some Ace Hardware stores can now make Chip keys for your car if it uses the I-P series system. These include GM, Ford and other type of automobiles. I know because I work at an Ace Hardware store and today the owner just had a factory rep train some of us on the new chip key clone system. It is about $50.00 to $70.00 dollars for a key. A lot cheaper than a Dealer and possibly a Locksmith. So Check it out.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    tommyxv

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    My 11 came with..

    2 black keys w/ 2 fobs
    1 grey key (no fob)

    And the little metal plate with a number stamped into it. What is the gray key for? Does all three keys have chips in them?
     
  9. Sep 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Went to lowes and had a key made for 2 dollars, no chip, works fine on my 08 reg cab opening and starting it:)
     
  10. Sep 25, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    I think the chip is in the FOB....

    From Toyota.com

     
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