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Will installing PKALL mean that I can use a non-chipped key to start my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by clintonjeffries, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    clintonjeffries

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    I'm considering putting in a remote start system using the PKALL bypass module... When I bought my truck it only came with one key, which is chipped. Does the PKALL bypass this so that a regular non-chipped key can also start it? or will it only "talk" to the remote start system?

    I'm trying to decide whether to pay $100 to get a second chipped key, I obviously would like to go with a cheap copy if my remote start system will override the chip anyways...
     
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    That bypass does not need a spare key. Basically, when it is first programmed it senses the signal to disable the imbolizer. It then duplicates that signal when you remote start.
     
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    PKall is only activated when you start with remote start. In all other instances you need to utilize a chipped key to bypass the immobilizer.

    I am not sure however, if you can remote start to get the car running, the use a non chipped key at that point to unlock the wheel/etc and maintain the running status. I think you because the immobilizer only works on startup and not periodically during runtime, but dont quote me.
     
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    You will not need a spare key. I believe our trucks use 2 wires for keysense. Like I posted before, when you program the PKALL (which is wired to your steering column) for the first time you have your chipped key in the ignition. You start the truck, a signal is sent to the imobilizer that the correct key is in the ignition. The PKALL picks up this signal and stores it. When you activate the remote start, the PKALL sends that stored signal to the imobilizer and just like that the truck starts. Hope that helps you out.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Awesome thanks for your responses, those all helped me. I had hoped the answer would be different but at least I know haha. So if I want a second key that will be able to start my truck, say I just walk up to it and don't use the remote start, its going to need to be a chipped key still, generic won't cut it.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Jul 7, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Yes, as far as I know you would need a chipped key to disable the imobilizer. The PKALL just tricks the imobilizer into think the right chip is there.
     
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