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Question about ebay keys/remotes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OAKtree, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    OAKtree

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    Hi, I'm new to tacoma world and just got my first taco last week. Unfortunately, the truck only came with one set of key + remote so I have looked into the ebay "blank" key and remote which also comes with instructions on how to program the remote.

    My question is if anyone on here has actually used these keys/remotes and are they reliable or is it another POS ebay item? Any input is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    4low2go

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    Hello, welcome to TW!
     
  3. Dec 16, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    grizzbear

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    you will need to call the steelership to get a key. the remotes on the other hand are great i bought to and are very easy to program. hope this helps you
     
  4. Dec 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    you can buy a chipped key off ebay...a locksmith can program it for you and would probably be cheaper than the dealer.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    56cbr600rr

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    I've dne it several times. Great deal!
     
  6. Dec 16, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    Great! Thank you all for the input, I'm going to purchase them and give it a shot
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    uood8

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    just make sure if you have the chipped key, to get one with a chip in it.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Just purchased my blank transponder key for $15 and my new remote for $27.94 for a total of around $43. Now we wait and see if it was a $43 well-spent or not.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 12:33 AM
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    *UPDATE - So I got my remote/fob today and followed the instructions and it's working perfectly. So far so good 28 bucks well spent. I also managed to spend 5 hours on Saturday washing, clay bar-ing, and waxing my taco. The results were AMAZING.

    This was my first time actually trying out clay bar and I'm very pleased with the results. My friends wouldn't stop harrassing my taco because she was so silky smooth. haha
     
  10. Dec 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    Any luck with the key?
     
  11. Dec 23, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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  12. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    OAKtree

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    I haven't received my key yet, but I'll keep you guys posted as soon as I do
     
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