My wife has a Corolla and we went to get a key made and come to find out it has a transponder in it..We'll have to go to the dealer to get one made..Here is where the problem lies..It will cost $45 for the key and $80 to activate it..I asked what does that mean..He said they'll have to conact Toyota to get the key code.>So I called toyota after that phone call..They have the key code and gave me a case number and said when I find a dealer I am gonna get a key made from for me to call them and they'll contact the dealer and give them a key code...So what the heck are they charging me $80 activaction fee for????Of course the Dealer I bought it from said they would make me a spare ( nothing in written just his word) now backing out of agreement..Help shed some lite of the fees..Thanks
well, these new transponder keys are a different ani-mule. on our Town and Country, you can program a new key to the system by going thru a set of steps with the on board car computer, turning the key on and off etc, and that will match a new key to your car. Toy prolly has a similar deal. The dealer has a machine they can do it with as well. I got my info from a key purveyor on EBay.
Several Toyota Dealers are chrging $80 to program the transponder keys..I did find one that did not..It is sad that they are charging that much money to program a key that only takes a few mins to do..