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Switchblade Key

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigsur, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    my parents had one for their old Mercedes i could never put it down haha
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    wow, $100 for the fob itself then more to get dealer/locksmith to do some work... lots of cash for a little cool factor...
     
  4. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    You can get it cheaper on ebay but the quality of both is substandard.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    Has anyone tried the ones they sell on ebay ? I would like to get something different. I was pretty pissed, last year when i got to drive a carolla while my spark
    plugs were getting changed, and saw it had a all in one key, and the tacoma does not.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    It's a neat idea, but a real PITA when you have to carry it around in your pocket. :mad:

    I had a rental car a few years ago that had one and I hated it.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    i was just wondering if anyone had one, i really wish i could just get that
    corolla key, to work with the tacoma. that had everything on one key, and small. my father in law's neighbor programs keys at a local auto auction. i will just ask him, next time i see him. i got so many keys, just was trying to look at something different.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Link didn't work for me. But anyway, my step-daughters car Mazda 6 has it, It's kinda bulky, at least when you combine it with other car keys and the remote. The Mazda used to be my wife's so I carried it with my keys sometimes. I say sometimes due to the fact that it was bulky. If I knew I wasn't going to need it I would leave it at home. It's cool though if You are not carrying other remotes along with it imo. Although it did open in my pocket at times. I still have the same issue with the wife's new car, Her Accord key is big as it has the remote built into the key. I would rather have the remote separate as it would be easier to carry in my pocket along with the other keys. Us guys need a universal remote so we dont have too much bulk in our pockets. Or is that a good thing...........:D
     
  9. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    Googled "Tacoma Switchblade Key": 284,000 Hits (Here)
    2nd Result was this thread
    Amazon has 'em for $100
    Look twice as nice as the $45 eBay
    Good Luck

    CC
     
  11. Mar 20, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    google, was the first place i looked. i was just wondering if anyone had tried the one on ebay. $100 for a key, no way. $45, if as good, i might bite. i have bought enough stuff over the web, it still shocks me the difference in prices you see across the board on a item. you can really save money, if you take time and look.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    If the Pics on eBay and Amazon are representative of the product....
    The price difference is obvious
    I'd pay $100 for quality before $50 for something questionable.

    Don't recall seeing it on TW

    I've got an after market alarm. Couldn't get this anyway.
    Just tryin' to help

    CC
     
  13. Jul 18, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    Anyone end up with one of these?
     
  14. Jul 19, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    No one?
     
  15. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    OP thanks for starting this thread. I was looking at these the other day on ebay. I wonder if they are made of cheap materials and will snap in the ignition.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    was waiting for the 2.0

    really though, I still would want an integrated Remote/key fob. I really do not like having the toyota fob around.
     
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