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Key code on passengers door lock cylinder?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Yennek, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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    Yennek

    Yennek [OP] Member

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    I just bought a '99 where the previous owners only had one key and it's like a 4th generation copy and I can't get a working copy made of it. When I had this problem on my '85 MR2 and my '88 Toyota P/U, the key code was stamped on the side of the passengers door lock cylinder. Before I go tearing my door apart I just want to make sure Toyota still did this. Or is there some other easier way for getting a new cut to code key for these trucks?

    Thanks!

    (sorry if this is already out on the forums somewhere, I tried searching for it but came up empty.)
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

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    Assuming it has not been re-keyed, take the VIN and proof of current ownership (title, most likely) to a dealership and have a new key cut.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Yennek

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    Oh, cool, I guess I didn't realize they kept those kinds of records. Guess I'll be calling a dealership when I get the title from the state in a couple weeks.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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    JKD

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    I've never heard of an expiration date for how long they keep the key codes...though I only know of a handful of people who have had it done, and most of them were newer cars.

    I would assume they are still available...a quick call to the dealership parts/service department should answer that for you.
     
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