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New key fob

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by doc1911, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Jan 31, 2015 at 8:11 PM
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    doc1911

    doc1911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My key fobs for my 2004 are worn out. I need to replace them. I know I can go to the dealer but is there a better after market alternative? I don't need anything fancy but want it it work well

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 31, 2015 at 8:20 PM
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    unixadm

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    Check out eBay (match up your exact model) and there's also a thread on here about the key/fob which is integrated together. I bought two of those and had them cut. They work great.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2015 at 8:21 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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  4. Feb 1, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    NOLA ItsNotOva

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    Anyone know if this one will work?[​IMG]

    I have the FCC ID: BAB237131-022
     
  5. Feb 1, 2015 at 5:21 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    It should if the OP has the Toyota OEM system, but not if it's an aftermarket system.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2015 at 10:08 PM
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    Darryle

    Darryle It is just a truck

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    Get online and find new housings, they will have new pads and you just throw your electronics in.

    My 2004 has this FCC id:

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  7. Feb 1, 2015 at 10:28 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    It may not be that easy. "Worn out" to me says that the mechanical buttons are worn out from use.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2015 at 10:53 PM
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    Darryle

    Darryle It is just a truck

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    I thought the same thing about one of mine, new housing fixed it, it was $14
     
  9. Feb 2, 2015 at 8:07 AM
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    brs127s

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    Do you have the website where you found your housing? I have two for my Taco and one needs to be replaced.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2015 at 8:23 AM
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    FYI, there are a couple questions and reviews that say that does not work for peoples '02 and '03 Tacos.


    Im looking for new fob shells as mine are broken where they attach to a key ring. Need to find the right shell, but will have to wait until I can dig the old one out, as Im getting rather tired of using the key every time.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2015 at 9:08 AM
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    Darryle

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    Buy the all in one key for $34 then, mine works perfectly, or order it from Toyota Parts Zone for $46 for a factory fob
     
  13. Feb 2, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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    Darryle

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    It works just fine, you just have to dremel a small spot on two for the electronics to sit flush, I have 2 of them
     
  14. Feb 3, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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    Hoo boy. Be aware, that if you order new remotes, the all-in-ones are the black version, NOT the grey. Toyota vehicles equipped with a RS3000 VIP system up to 1997 had a black remote housing. After 1997, they switched to grey. The FCC-IDs remained the same, however, leading to confusion.

    Here's my explanation on that thread:

     
  15. Feb 3, 2015 at 3:37 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    All the cheap cases I've found dont have a space for the red LED light.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2015 at 3:55 PM
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    Darryle

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    My original fobs didn't have the red lights, maybe that is why it worked so easily for me?
     
  17. Feb 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    Fernando

    Fernando Freedom Isn't Free

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    I have my OEM one still. $25 shipped... PM me if interested
     
  18. Feb 3, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Lucky you.
    That little light is the difference between a $6 case and a $100 remote. haha
     
  19. Feb 3, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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    Dumb question. I just bought a 2000 that has power locks and windows but didn't come with any FOB. Is there a box somewhere on the vehicle to tell what remote I'd need? Like maybe under the driver's kick panel?
     
  20. Feb 3, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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    NOLA ItsNotOva

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    The grey key fobs with the light just feel so flimsy. Plus, mine are starting to come apart. Would love to get a fob like I posted, but I don't know if they would work :(
     

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