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Discussion in 'New Members' started by ardbeg, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Aug 25, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    ardbeg

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    Got my Taco shined up so thought I'd hit the forum. I'm down to one key... anyone have an easier, foolproof, less expensive way to get a new key cut/programmed other than paying the 100.00 at the toyota dealer?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    Welcome to TW! I am sure someone will have an idea to your problem!
     
  3. Aug 25, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    welcome to tw!! check ebay for a uncut key.....get it cut and programmed at the dealer.......may be about the only way is going thru a dealer for that.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks a lot for the quick reply and the advice on the Key. Best regards!
     
  5. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    TRDreamin

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    Working on that...
    I had a key made at Wal-Mart for $1.57.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    yeah but some keys have a sensor so that they know which key is for what truck. its a security thing. mines like that as well. must be on 06 or up. our o6 matrix has it. like that
     
  7. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    you can do that on the first gen tacoma keys....but the new tacomas have a transponder key with the chip in it.:)
     
  8. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    ^^^ yeah
     
  9. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    wushaw

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    Is this key chip an option? Or are we/me just screwed with one key and no spare for wallet.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im pretty sure that all new tacomas have the transponder key with the chip. you can call the dealership and see how much an extra is. it may be worth the extra money to have an extra key on hand incase you lost one of them. i agree though....they are expensive as hell to replace, but sometimes, peace of mind is better in the long run!!:)
     
  11. Aug 25, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    I went to Walmart and they offered to cut a new key, they used a device to determine that there is a transponder in my original. Walmart Warned me that it is possible that the key cutting of a key without a transponder using the transpondered one to trace - COULD disrupt the transpondered key and I may not be able to start my vehicle with my original transpondered key... a little confusing but I ended up not getting the key cut there. I think I'll go to Guelph Toyota and get the real deal done for 100.00
     
  12. Aug 25, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    i dont blame ya man. no sense in messing up the system if it can be helped.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Yea your best bet is to go to the dealer, if i ever needed a new key i will go there. 100 isnt bad the key shop by my house wanted 135 more than the dealer and told me he was cheaper so i called the dealer in front of him and then he goes i will match the price i was like ok whatever, i would still go to the dealer was down the street.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2008 at 9:54 PM
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    Thanks a lot for all your help...you folks rock...Excellent forum - So glad I signed up.
     
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