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Our 2009 Yaris only has one key and I’d really like to sort a spare. Any advice on how to go about this?

it is one of those keyless smart keys.

im not fussed if it doesn’t have all the functionality - just for emergencies really.

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Hi Robert,there are a couple of options to consider for getting a spare key for your Yaris that doesn't necessarily need all the functionality.

Go to a Toyota Dealer,this is the more secure option as they can cut and program a new key specifically for your car. It  might be a lot pricier than other options, but it's guaranteed to work. A reputable locksmith might  be able to create a spare key for you at a lower cost than the dealer. They can often clone the chip in your existing key to a new one.It's important to find a good locksmith with experience working on Toyota key systems. Even if you don't need all the functionality,  a new key will likely still have some features like unlocking the doors.I would avoid getting a secondhand key as there's no guarantee it can be programmed to work with your car.I hope this helps:smile:

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The path of least resistance is the dealer, although it's fairly expensive (Although less expensive than a new set of locks and an ECU if all the keys went missing!)

There may be some third-party auto-locksmiths that can do it for less but finding one that can actually do it can be tricky.

 

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Great thank you. Does anyone know if the blade is actually programmed to the car or is literally just a blade? I know it won’t start the car but thinking it could be useful.

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The blade is just mechanical, and could probably get on cut  (then can at least get in the vehicle.
For the fob, there are people selling them on eBay etc £45 or so, but need need someone to program it (its actually the vehicle that is programmed to accept the key) Need TechStream or similar. There are some £20 red boxes on eBay that say they can do the programming, but I have no knowledge about how well they work.

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3 hours ago, robm111 said:

just for emergencies really.

Which is ...

2 hours ago, Cyker said:

Although less expensive than a new set of locks and an ECU if all the keys went missing!

Having only one key for modern cars is a huge risk. If you lose it the cost-to-fix for a car of that age is likely write-off territory. Getting a proper duplicate may be expensive but it's really insurance.

(If one of the keys for either of our cars is lost I will be getting a new one asap. No mucking about.)

 

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My local garage codes and cuts keys but they are not cheap, my last key was for a Vauxhall mokka and cost £140, not sure what Toyota charge.

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