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

spare key for surfing purposes?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 6spd, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    #1
    6spd

    6spd [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Member:
    #72162
    Messages:
    873
    Gender:
    Male
    san diego
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4
    would I be able to get a spare key cut at the home depot or would I have to go to the dealer to get one cut? Im concerned about just having a metal key when I go surfing, and wouldnt want to ruin the transponder chip in the original... :confused:
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM
    #2
    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Member:
    #42529
    Messages:
    6,000
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Jose CA
    Vehicle:
    '11 Std Cab 4x4 5sp
    OME suspension, ARB Air Lockers, CBI/Relentless/Pelfrey armor, HAM radio
    Lock your "real" keys in your car, and carry a cheapo duplicate with you on the water you can use just to open the door.
     
  3. May 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    #3
    6spd

    6spd [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Member:
    #72162
    Messages:
    873
    Gender:
    Male
    san diego
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4
    derp. just did a search after I made this thread. I guess it is possible to go to home depot to get one made, no questions asked.

    locking my real keys in the truck was my true intention while paddling out :cool:
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    #4
    fishntaco

    fishntaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32523
    Messages:
    302
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Mobile Al
    Vehicle:
    08 Silver Streak DCLB Prerunner Sport
    I've taken my transbonder key in the water 40 or 50 times and it hasn't failed me yet. I also keep a spare key in a hide a key on the truck.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM
    #5
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
  6. May 16, 2012 at 5:07 PM
    #6
    nammer

    nammer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60945
    Messages:
    8,992
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nam
    Bradenton, Florida
    Vehicle:
    2006 DCSB
    Relentless Aluminum Front Bumper Maxtrac Spindle Lift and 3'' Spacer Allpro Standard leaf and 2'' block
    it's understandable to not want ur key in saltwater, but i'm pretty sure nothing will affect them as far as being messed up electronically
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM
    #7
    Okkine

    Okkine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7590
    Messages:
    771
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2009 Magnetic Grey Access Cab - 2.7L I4 - 4x2
    "No questions asked" is debatable. I had a spare made so I could warm up the engine in the winter, and still lock the truck. The guy at Canadian Tire argued with me for a full two minutes, explaining repeatedly how the chipped keys work, and that it would be useless to have a non-chipped duplicate cut. Funny thing is that he probably went home to his wife and told the story of the idiot who insisted on having a non-chipped key cut.

    Back to your issue, I wouldn't be worried so much about the water destroying the chip (should be completely encased) as I would be about losing a $180 key to the ocean.
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM
    #8
    cheech1

    cheech1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Member:
    #65982
    Messages:
    441
    Gender:
    Male
    Kaneohe, HI
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner Off Road
    I have a spare key that has a gray head, I thought it was the valet key. Is this key chipped? If not I'll be using it when I go out in the water next time.
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM
    #9
    11TRD

    11TRD MERICA

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60915
    Messages:
    2,946
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Everett, WA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD SPORT 4X4 DC
    RHLM (Red Headlight MOD), Cobra 29 WXNWBT, Devil Horns, ARB Bumper, Avid Stepbars, Homer Taco Satoshi thin lip grille, ICON UCA's, ICON EXT Travel up front with King 700# springs, Toytech 2 inch AAL with ICON VS 2.0 shocks in the rear, K&N Drop In, AVS Ventshades and Bugflector, Whelen SPS 660 emergency strobes, Redline Hood struts and tailgate EZdown, Illuminated 4X4 Switch, TRD Floor mats, Flyzeye LED lighting, Kragen 7" HID behind grille, Kragen 4" HID back up lights, Rigid SR Series 10" LEDx2 Elusive elements Lightbar, Firestik antenna, Rear Diff breather mod, Fogs anytime, Hitch Safe, OEM door sill strips, mryo mirror relocate bracket, Prinsu designs roof rack, Tepui Autana RTT, ARB Awning,Engo 10k winch synthetic, Blue seas fuse block and breaker,
    This.


     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM
    #10
    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40487
    Messages:
    3,375
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Vehicle:
    The doritos locos taco
    6000k HID's, AUX Reverse Lights, 3" Rough Country Suspension Lift, Pioneer AVH-P4200 Double Din, Underglow and footwell Lights, Camo Seat Covers, Duralast Tool Box, Blacked Out Badges, Grill, Front Emblem, Midland CB Radio, Amber Strobes, POWER REAR WINDOW, cup holder LED's, Firestik 3' in bed, console divider, Ultragauge.
    How much do they charge? I tried having a couple spares made at walmart a couple years ago :facepalm: and of course they dont even fit 90% of the time.
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM
    #11
    Chris24

    Chris24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Member:
    #77247
    Messages:
    1,332
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Greensboro, NC
    Vehicle:
    09 Black DCSB TRD Sport, V6, 6sp
    Anytime fog light mod Bed mat LED Map and Dome LED bed lights Red LED floor lighting in cab Westin Bull Bar Westin Side Steps Treklights 18" LED Spot bar 2 Blitzpro 6D 2 Blitzpro 6LZ as rear aux lighting Flyzeye V2 Anytime rear camera mod Extang Trifecta tonneau Extra d-rings in the bed Pop n Lock Tailgate Handle
    This thread just sold me on the "Hitch Safe"
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM
    #12
    nammer

    nammer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60945
    Messages:
    8,992
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nam
    Bradenton, Florida
    Vehicle:
    2006 DCSB
    Relentless Aluminum Front Bumper Maxtrac Spindle Lift and 3'' Spacer Allpro Standard leaf and 2'' block
    the gray key is chipped, the only difference with it, is that you can't use it to copy other chipped keys, but it'll be fine in the water. most of the time the valey keys aren't able to open trunks and glove boxes, but since we don't have locks on either, then that isn't an issue.
     
  13. May 17, 2012 at 2:10 PM
    #13
    Okkine

    Okkine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7590
    Messages:
    771
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2009 Magnetic Grey Access Cab - 2.7L I4 - 4x2
    Actually, the chipped key is the master key. It's required in order to program new chipped keys.
     
  14. May 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM
    #14
    nammer

    nammer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60945
    Messages:
    8,992
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nam
    Bradenton, Florida
    Vehicle:
    2006 DCSB
    Relentless Aluminum Front Bumper Maxtrac Spindle Lift and 3'' Spacer Allpro Standard leaf and 2'' block
    the gray key has to be chipped to, or you wouldn't be able to start your car, you would only be able to open the door manually, which would be the same thing as having a metal key cut at walmart with no programming
     
  15. May 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM
    #15
    transplant

    transplant resident know-nothing

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Member:
    #57759
    Messages:
    804
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    theo
    Crestline, Ca
    Vehicle:
    89 sr5, 99 OR, 11sport, 14 offroad
    valet key is ocean reisistant so far.. (the light gray one)

    hitch safe looks pretty BA though....
     
  16. May 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM
    #16
    Maticuno

    Maticuno Resident Pine Swine

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Member:
    #57287
    Messages:
    2,903
    Gender:
    Male
    California High Deserts
    Vehicle:
    08 DCLB Sport
    Pioneer AVIC-D3, SWI-PS, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2X In-Cab 110V Outlets, Constant Fog Light Mod, Inverter Always 400W Mod, Anti-Pack-Rat-In-Intake Mod, Eibachs on 5100's, 2" Toytec AAL, B.A.M.F Rear Diff Skid, 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires
    I keep a cheap Home Depot cut key in my wallet for opening the doors in case I ever derp out and lock my keys in the truck.
     
  17. May 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM
    #17
    nammer

    nammer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60945
    Messages:
    8,992
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nam
    Bradenton, Florida
    Vehicle:
    2006 DCSB
    Relentless Aluminum Front Bumper Maxtrac Spindle Lift and 3'' Spacer Allpro Standard leaf and 2'' block
    is the black one not ocean resistant?
     
  18. May 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM
    #18
    transplant

    transplant resident know-nothing

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Member:
    #57759
    Messages:
    804
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    theo
    Crestline, Ca
    Vehicle:
    89 sr5, 99 OR, 11sport, 14 offroad
    black one has always been attached to my keyless entry.. so i dont even bother. i keep the valet key in the truck for whenever i do go surfing and leave the keyless in the truck.

    proximity key would be fantastic for the tacoma btw.
     
  19. May 17, 2012 at 3:02 PM
    #19
    DriverSound

    DriverSound Señor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Member:
    #15329
    Messages:
    3,652
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    15 DCSB OR 4x4 & 15 Mustang GTPP
    Too few to list. 10 4runner SR5 4x4- 09 Pre-Runner TRD-OR AC- 14 Prius Two- 08 xB
    I have a couple or just regular no chip keys made at a Pep Boys specifically for the same reason. Though I have tried to get it cut elsewhere, sometimes they won't cut a chipped key. Just depends who's cutting I guess.
     
  20. May 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM
    #20
    t4daddy

    t4daddy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Member:
    #39041
    Messages:
    5,973
    Gender:
    Male
    North Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2008 PreRunner Double Cab
    So, you had ten keys made, and only one worked? And you kept going back?
     
To Top