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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by H James, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    H James

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    Hey all...anyone had any issues with wiring a spare key to the frame? I do a lot of driving in the backcountry where I absolutely CAN NOT lose my key. And I feel more comfortable with my truck locked up tight. But if I did lose my key, what do you think about wiring my "valet" key to the frame or somewhere else in case I absolutely need to use it. I took the electronic/remote thingies off my key chain as soon as I bought it...hate them. I usually send the thing into panic mode as soon as my keys are in my pocket when I have those things.

    Not looking for specifics so I can steal your vehicle, but you guys ever done this? Wire a spare key in some hard to reach spot?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Pugga

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    I've an aftermarket combination lock box that mounts in the hitch receiver. Maybe that would work for you?
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Pugga

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  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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  5. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    it sounds like you need this when you're in the middle of no where.... so it's not like youre in a huge city when you need it hidden there.

    With this in mind.. I can't imagine too many people will be trying to steal it

    so it just needs to be kinda hidden.. I think maybe bolting a small U bolt on the frame and then just attatch the key chain to that..... I'm sure there are some other good ways to go about hiding it... be creative

    When I'm at the beach, I have a special loop on my board shorts that a key attatches to... I surf with it and it's fine..
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    H James

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    thanks all...

    @jackrules...I'm not worried about it being stolen. I'm worried about me losing my key and having to hoof it out 30 miles with a backpack to the nearest highway. Which i could do and hitch a ride, but I don't really want to.

    (Sorry...I'm anal...which is why I started this thread in the first place.)
     
  7. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    aficianado

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    that hitchsafe is a great idea. i may need to buy one. looks like we need longer locking shafts?

    H james..i do the same thing. park my truck and hike off into the wilderness for a week of hunting. i am anxious about the keys the entire time.

    i typically give a hunting buddy a copy to carry just in case. losing my keys in the wilderness is not an option.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    The things required to pull bitches
    Put a spare key in your truck and have a plastic key cut and stick that into your wallet.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    i keep a spare key in my glove box. i figure if im way out in the woods or something and lose my key, it'll be worth it to break a window to get it. maybe not the best option, but is sure as hell beats getting stranded in the middle of nowhere.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    I made an extra key for the doors, won't start the truck but I used some bailing wire to hide it really well.
     
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    i have one of the cheap magnet ones and have not lost it yet i paid $5.00 it has been on there for 2 years and i go offroading every weekend
     
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    Harbor Freight - 99 cents. Just pick a new spot every time. Even hide it away from the vehicle if you're really 'noid.
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