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Keyless Start/entry fob replacement


Jonny Coffey
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Hello folks…..just purchased a 2007 Auris T180 with keyless entry/start but there’s only one key fob with the car. 

I would love a spare. 

can anyone point me in the direction of a company/person that sells these or is it a dealer only solution?

im based in Northern Ireland .

Thanks

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Ideally, you should have a tiny metal plate with some numbers on it, to identify the keys, the dealer should be able to make a copy based on that.

I still have mine, after so many years, but people usually lose them. If you don't have it, try checking the service manual, might be written there.

Or you can go to some local place that does car keys and ask if they can clone it, should be cheaper than the dealer anyway.

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If it's keyless entry, it's almost certainly going to be dealer-only I'm afraid!

Only the dealer can source new blank keyless entry keys AFAIK, but as long as you have at least one key they can use it to code in a new one. Tend to be quite expensive alas.

Might be worth trying to get the dealer who you bought the car from to stump up for it, or at least contribute some of the cost, but TBH you really should have negotiated that before handing over money for the car, as unless they are a really good dealer they'll probably just say no now.

Might also be worth seeing if you can contact the previous owner to see if they have the missing key, but some people are funny about that sort of thing...

I don't know if it is still the case, but on older Toyotas, if you lost all the keys there was no way to make a new one and all the locks and ECU would have to be replaced - Since newer Toyotas come with that metal code plate, I wonder if there is now a back door to code new keys even if they're all missing?

 

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1 hour ago, Cyker said:

I don't know if it is still the case, but on older Toyotas, if you lost all the keys there was no way to make a new one and all the locks and ECU would have to be replaced - Since newer Toyotas come with that metal code plate, I wonder if there is now a back door to code new keys even if they're all missing?

 

From what i remember from one of the earlier topics where owner had 1 key only, and lost it on vacation, they mentioned that if you have number from the metal plate, they can make a new key that would work with the car without tampering. I'm guessing Toyota stores all the codes.

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