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Transponder Key Programming

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by LMR, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. LMR

    LMR [OP] GO JETS GO

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    Can someone tell me if these are the correct instructions for programming a transponder key for an 08 DCSB? I bough the key from ebay and don't want to go to the Stealership to get it programmed. Thanks..

    For 2002+ Toyota, Lexus
    Add Duplicate Key
    Requires one working Toyota/Lexus Master Key.
    1. Make sure all doors and windows are closed.
    2. Insert Master key into the ignition cylinder.
    3. Cycle the ignition cylinder from On to OFF five times.
    4. Open and close the “driver side” door 6 times.
    5. Remove the Master Key and insert the new duplicates key.
    6. TURN THE IGNITION CYLINDER ON.
    7. The new key will be registered after 60 seconds. The THEFT light on the dashboard will go out, indicating that programming has been completed.
     
  2. JustinL

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    BTW, Go Bruins:D
     
  4. mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Open and close the drivers side door 6 times ?? I havent a clue but this struck me as odd.
     
  5. LMR

    LMR [OP] GO JETS GO

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    I mean the key itself not the key fob.
     
  6. dalesrn

    dalesrn Tacoma TSS

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    You shouldn't have to program your key??
     
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    Won't work on a 2007 that has a different chip set. You must have a scan tool. Locksmith like myself have them and charge less than the dealer in most cases.
     
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    I have a 2009 and this does not work. Dealer wants to charge 95.00. Any ideas?
     
  9. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    are you trying to program the key or fob?
     
  10. dfrugia

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    They key, I already did the new fob.
     
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    You need a locksmith or the dealer. Also, some Home Depots and Ace Hardware stores (some) can clone the key. Ace wanted 75.00.
     
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    I bought a blank online for 25 and got I cut by a locksmith. Just need it programmed.
     
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    Is this an option?
    I just went out and started my '08 RC Base with a basic cut key... absolutely no chip, it's an aftermarket key with no plastic/rubber.
     
  14. dfrugia

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    I have no idea. Mine won't start with the new one. It has the chip that has to be programmed.
     
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    Rich, the regular cab base came with the transponder optional. Which means none of them are activated unless you pay extra.
     
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    Interesting they would do that... but I'm glad I don't have to deal with it.
     
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    Found these instructions for 05,06 Tacoma and wondering if anyone has tried them?

    [FONT=&quot]Add Duplicate Key:[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]​


    [FONT=&quot]1. Simultaneously depress and release brake and accelerator pedals 1 time.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]2. Insert existing master key into ignition. Do not turn the key from the OFF (LOCK) position.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]3. Within 15 seconds of inserting the key, depress and release the accelerator pedal five times.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]4. Within 20 seconds of completing the above step, depress and release the brake pedal six times and[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]remove the key.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]5. Within 10 seconds, insert the new key into the ignition.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]6. Within 10 seconds, depress and release the accelerator pedal one time.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]7. After 80 seconds the new key is registered and the security light will go off.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]8. Remove new key and depress and release the brake pedal 1 time.[/FONT]
     
  18. landphil

    landphil Wishin' I was Fishin'

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    See Seric's thread on programming for a new transponder key with the key maker from fleabay, or I can say from personal experience that a Snap-on solus ultra scanner with the latest software level can also program for new transponder keys. You could find an independant shop in your area that has on maybe, and have them program it. You must have at least one good "master" key (black transponder key) to do either option though.

    The 2nd gen tacomas cannot program for new transponder keys with any of the other procedures mentioned in this thread.
     
  19. Naveronski

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    My '14 has a key, fob, and redundant anti theft device. Three things on my key chain I'd love to condense to one.
     
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