1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

question about keys

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RobbySkateboard, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    #1
    RobbySkateboard

    RobbySkateboard [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Member:
    #73348
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robby
    Thousand Oaks, Ca
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 Tacoma TRD Sport DCSB
    When I bought my truck (like 18 months ago) the guy only had one key, and I haven't bothered to get it copied yet, but I think I'm going to finally do that before I lose it, but I was kind of curious about the keys and making it thinner. I don't know much about how the car keys work because they have a chip in them or something right? is the chip in (2005 2nd gen if they're different) the black plastic part or is it something so small that it's actually on the key part? I assume I'll have to either go to toyota to get a blank (or find one online like this http://www.amazon.com/TRANSPONDER-MULTIPLE-VEHICLES-Chip-4D-67/dp/B008AOPJF4 ?) but would it be possible to cut the bulky plastic piece off and attach it to something else? The reason I ask is because I'd really like to be able to attach it to a flip key fob (like this http://www.amazon.com/HQRP-Folding-Buttons-compatible-Peugeot/dp/B005KQ5HS4) and just take the circuitry out of my existing fob and place is in that one and reroute/solder those buttons. I've had this idea since I bought the truck but haven't done it yet but a new project on kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1912797983/orbitkey-love-your-keys?ref=live) had my thinking I could do that and make it the outside piece and then just attach my work keys, a thin flashdrive (maybe even just an SD card since they're so thin) and a few other things from a multitool to make the ultimate key fob. But the main question is, could I cut off the key at the base of the plastic and attach it to a flip key fob? or would I need to buy a flip key fob specifically for the tacoma?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM
    #2
    Andy Standard

    Andy Standard To the Window, to the Mall. All the Tacomas Crawl

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Member:
    #103702
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Sport 4x4
    Relentless Fabrication Hybrid Front Bumper, Sliders from Ghost Ship, Brute Force Fab High Clearance Rear Bumper, OEM Roof Rack, BedSlide S, Billie Bars, TuffStuff 4x4 Alpha II RTT, Countersteer X from FN Wheels, Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 285/75-17, Weathertech digital floor mats, FX-R retrofit projectors with 5000k HID, BD S8 30in bar, Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro, G4 Elite cover, Wet Okole seat covers, Flyzeye LED light, Bed Light LED kit, All in one key from Neneago
    I'm also interested in seeing if there's a way we can change our keys and remote to a single key fob. I'm subbed to another thread about it, but there hasn't been any new info on it.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM
    #3
    anders99

    anders99 The Sailing Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Member:
    #105101
    Messages:
    1,920
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matthew
    Niceville, Florida
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4cyl 4x4
    SOS Offroad Concepts hybrid front bumper Iggy Corp. Switch panel Famous Fab ditch lights and cb antenna mount Pioneer Appradio 2 Halo Led Headlights Led Taillights 3'' toytech spacer lift on front end Toytec AAL on rear AFE cold air intake
    I don't have a chip in my 07 base model 4 banger so I just went to ace hardware and got one cut.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM
    #4
    RobbySkateboard

    RobbySkateboard [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Member:
    #73348
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robby
    Thousand Oaks, Ca
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 Tacoma TRD Sport DCSB
    I found out that it was an option, and that if it is electronic, the piece is inter plastic but easily moved onto something else/doesn't have to be attached
     

Products Discussed in

To Top