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Lost the key to my truck......

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TXFF41587, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    TXFF41587

    TXFF41587 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So.... I'm pretty sure my truck keys went with the trash Saturday morning. Can a locksmith make one for a 2nd gen? And if so how much? I did a search and could only find a thread on 1st gen.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 42 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    go to toyota parts dept with reg.
    they can cut key from your vin.
    Chip keys have to be programmed. if all keys are missing then immobilizer reset needs to be done.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    This. If you have the blinking red light under the radio with the truck off, then you have an immobilizer. Might as well just tow it to the dealer. A local locksmith isn't going to be able to handle it. Maybe if you still had a key to duplicate, but not from scratch.

    I know my dealer charges an hour labor to "re-seed" the key codes in the ECU. Plus the cost of cutting the key, which hopefully they can do from your VIN. I still had a key, so I took mine to a local locksmith to have the keys cut, then went to the dealer.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Yea did this a few months back. Called a locksmith and $289 later I had a new key in hand :rolleyes:
     
  5. Nov 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Well 226 dollars in so far, but it gets better, the idiot parts guy cut the keys wrong and it was the last two keys they had!! So they said it will be ready tomorrow but I'm work a 48 starting tomorrow, off Sunday ( dealers closed) 24 hour shift Monday and 12 hour shift Tuesday. I ask the parts guy how hard is it to type in a vin get a code and make a key.... No response. Jeez, I hate dealerships!
     
  6. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    AAAAAHH MAN !!!!!!

    WE never trace keys anymore. always get the code from the vin. Keys wear out and you end up cutting a worn key pattern.
    just being lazy............
    I am sorry
     
  7. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    put it in some rice it will be working by noon tomorrow..... oh wait that's another thread
     
  8. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    HAHAHAHAHA. I know where you were.. roflmao.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    Hey Mike as a tech maybe you could answer this for me. I've been told both by Ace hardware and Walmart that they cannot duplicate the immobilizer on 2011 models (2010 no problem) did Toyota change something for this model year or am I dealing with novices. Thank for a reply.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    some hardware stores can scan your old key, if you have an extra, and program a chip for new key. i had one made and it is half what toyota charges. i went to revell ace hardware.
     
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