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Old 03-21-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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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
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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my 96 4runner doesn't have that, but my mom's and my friends fords do.... For a new key for the ford its a total of like $60..... i don't know the process but i think you are getting ripped off
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:55 PM   #3
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You can program the key yourself, there is some kinda method using the ignition and switching it on and off and junk..
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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.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:36 PM   #5
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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..
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^yep, thats toyota to you. pretty ridiculous. i stay away from there as much as possible.

check the yellow page for another locksmith to see if they program transponder keys.
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search...i wrote a thread on how i did it for my runner....shouldnt be too hard to find out

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