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#1 Valentin

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:15 AM

Hello.
I've lost my car key and unfortunately it was the only one I had. So my poor Corolla is abandoned in the car park while I'm hoping something will turn up. To have everything put right will cost about 1300 and I can't believe there's no other way to get away not spending this ammount of money. All I have at the moment is the car key code. So if you know anything, I would really appreciate to hear anything useful.
Thanks.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:36 AM

Hello.
I've lost my car key and unfortunately it was the only one I had. So my poor Corolla is abandoned in the car park while I'm hoping something will turn up. To have everything put right will cost about 1300 and I can't believe there's no other way to get away not spending this ammount of money. All I have at the moment is the car key code. So if you know anything, I would really appreciate to hear anything useful.
Thanks.

What age is your car?

Can't you find a similar one in a scrappy with a matched set of locks and keys? I'd try contacting the sellers of any cars breaking for spares on eBay too.

You might find that a lockset from other similar Toyotas of the same era will do, though that would be more difficult to check.

PS - if you have the key code, then I'd have expected MR T to be able to source a replacement key. Is that not the case?

#3 Valentin

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

It's 2003 Corolla.

The problem is that the key is coded and has to match with the ignition chip or sort of... not sure how it works.
I would think with the manufacturers key code (the one I have) I should be able to get a replacement key, instead of replacing all the parts and only have the computer recoded??? :(

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:48 PM

hwo come you only had one key?

#5 mattaious

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:35 PM

Ok, If youve lost your keys your in the brown stuff to be honest

2003 corolla so current (discontinued shape)?

Theres 2 ways but then again the price difference is not great so

1st -
New ecu/lock set /keys/wireless entry unit and about 4 hours labour
or

2nd

have the ecu blanked and recoded and then new locks and keys

Toyota cant order you another key - well theyc an but only a grey sub key which will open the car and start the car but will set alarm off.

You need 1 black master key to program another black master key

sub keys are pointless and most new models dont come with them


If you need any help then pm me and i can give you a call and advise further

#6 gazzaull22

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

Hi im mobile locksmith i have just done a toyota corrola with no keys on a 52 plate we re flashed the ecu and supplied 3 x new keys 1 x remote key and 2 standard keys works great on all toyota's and lexus.

And mr t wanted 1300 quid to sort out and we did for under half that price.

If you would like any help

send me a email to :

pomsecurity@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks

Gary

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:25 AM

By the way forgot to say if you re flash the ecu you dont have to change the locks just get new keys cut from your key code , but you do need 3 x keys to carry out the process

Hope this helps.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:59 PM

i've lost mine b4 and the locksmith charged me for 350 for two spare keys and flashed ECU... but he made my keyhole on the passenger side door a bit sxit :huh: at least i can drive i don't mind too much.

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