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Minimalist Key Fob Case

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mesojdm, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    mesojdm

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    Trying to take a poll...how many people have used the slim key that's built into the Key fob?
    Would you be opposed to loosing it if it netted you a smaller and thinner key fob case?

    Myself.. I have never used it once. Which got me thinking about making a minimalist fob.
    I guess you could always use one of those magnetic hide-a-key under the truck

    Edit:
    I designed one and here it is finalized:
    25% smaller than OEM
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    With standard keyring or road soda titanium insert
    [​IMG]





    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    jenren81

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    I have never used mine and would love the idea of a slimmer one that I could carry on me somewhere instead of hiding it in the back of my truck under the bed mat when I go snowboarding or mountainbiking or what not :)
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    One of the issues people will run into, is on the 2017+ trucks, the hidden key works the tailgate. I suppose you could just leave that key in the glove box.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    mesojdm

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    It wouldn’t be as small as say the Lexus credit card. But it’s def smaller than OEM
    thats what pop n lock is for:)
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    I've contemplated installing one, especially with the plug and play wiring kits now being offered... but given the infrequency of which I access the bed, it would just add wear to my locking mechanism for no real gain.
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    True. I use mine all the time getting stuff in and out of the bed. One of my favorite mods

    here's a size comparison to stock.

    MESOfob2.jpg
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    I’m in!
     
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    Please just make the part that holds the key ring robust. That part always breaks.
     
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  9. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    NunyaBizness

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    Toyota needs to take a play out of their lexus division.

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  10. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Smaller is always better. I use my key to lock my tailgate tho so I'm torn. If I left the key inside the truck and my fob battery died I feel like I'd be up shits Creek. Anyone killed their fob battery yet?
     
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  11. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    It's a laser cut metal insert(shown in gold in the picture:) )
    I thought about making my own credit card...but FCC, Yada yada...
     
  12. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Installing my pop n lock tomorrow and after that i don’t see me needing the key again.
     
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    Never used my key once since purchase in Oct 2015.
     
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    I saw this and I thought to myself why not just use the normal key? and then I remembered most here don't have one. It would annoy the shit out of me to have to pop that little key out every time I locked my tailgate.
     
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    I got a normal key with my 2017 truck too. 2 fobs with hidden keys and 1 normal key.
     
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    Maybe make one where the smaller metal key from the Lexus card remote fits in?

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  17. Feb 15, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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    You can wire it so it only unlocks when you unlock all doors. That way you wouldn't pop it every time you open driver door.
     
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    Yeah, but you don't carry the fob and the key around, do you?
     
  19. Feb 15, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    I could, except I wired my passenger door handle as a "smart" handle, so I need all doors to unlock at the same time for that to function properly. I also can't stand not having all the doors unlock at the same time (I have passengers quite frequently).
     
  20. Feb 15, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    No sir. Just the fob and hidden key.
     

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