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Old 04 May 2006, 11:18 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I just bought a car used, the keys that came with it looked very worn
out, so I had a duplicate set made at lowes as a precaution. However
the new keys only open the door and trunk but will not start the
car...is this a security measure or was the key badly made?

Thanks,

S

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Old 05 May 2006, 03:23 am   #2 (permalink)
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"shab" <shabiek@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I just bought a car used, the keys that came with it looked very worn
> out, so I had a duplicate set made at lowes as a precaution. However
> the new keys only open the door and trunk but will not start the
> car...is this a security measure or was the key badly made?
>

I think they're just junk - my best one is so worn it drops out of the
ignition. Don't know if I could get a copy which would work.


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Old 05 May 2006, 10:03 am   #3 (permalink)
doolittle & sitmore
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Go to a locksmith and have them look up the number for your car and
make the original keys. They will work!

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Old 05 May 2006, 11:57 am   #4 (permalink)
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Right. The dealer should be able to get the original pattern from the
VIN and make the key for you.
If you copy and old key, it will be no better, often worse.
When I had mine done, the profile didn't even look the same.
Surprisingly, the keys wear quite a bit over time.

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Old 05 May 2006, 12:34 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Any idea of what the cost would be?

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Old 05 May 2006, 03:30 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I had four keys made and also asked for the number, I think it cost me
$20.00. Since they charge a fee for looking up the number, I will not
have to pay for that the next time I need keys made.

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Old 05 May 2006, 08:35 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On a Toyota, you can NOT get a key made fron the VIN (except perhaps at the
original dealer that sold the car if he has the key number on file). Even
using the 5 digit key number which is on the door hand (think its the
passengers side but might be other - have to remove inside door panel to see
it) it will probably still not work since the tumblers are worn from
original. You could have the tumblers repaired but probably cheaper to buy
new ones if you can install yourself.

"shab" <shabiek@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I just bought a car used, the keys that came with it looked very worn
> out, so I had a duplicate set made at lowes as a precaution. However
> the new keys only open the door and trunk but will not start the
> car...is this a security measure or was the key badly made?
>
> Thanks,
>
> S
>



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Old 05 May 2006, 09:08 pm   #8 (permalink)
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That sounds more like the story I would expect from our local dealer - they
try to pretend 1991 never existed, only have parts nobody ever needed.
Subtle influence to make you give up and buy a new one... fat chance!

"Wolfgang" <NOwolfXgang_dieterxSPAM@NOXcox.netNOT> wrote in message
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> On a Toyota, you can NOT get a key made fron the VIN (except perhaps at

the
> original dealer that sold the car if he has the key number on file). Even
> using the 5 digit key number which is on the door hand (think its the
> passengers side but might be other - have to remove inside door panel to

see
> it) it will probably still not work since the tumblers are worn from
> original. You could have the tumblers repaired but probably cheaper to

buy
> new ones if you can install yourself.
>
> "shab" <shabiek@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1146802706.981818.78820@i39g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just bought a car used, the keys that came with it looked very worn
> > out, so I had a duplicate set made at lowes as a precaution. However
> > the new keys only open the door and trunk but will not start the
> > car...is this a security measure or was the key badly made?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > S
> >

>
>



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Old 06 May 2006, 12:43 am   #9 (permalink)
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Oh yes you can. The dealer takes the vin and sends it to Toyota (via
internet now) and Toyota sends back the key code. I've had to do it in the
past.
"Wolfgang" <NOwolfXgang_dieterxSPAM@NOXcox.netNOT> wrote in message
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> On a Toyota, you can NOT get a key made fron the VIN (except perhaps at
> the original dealer that sold the car if he has the key number on file).
> Even using the 5 digit key number which is on the door hand (think its the
> passengers side but might be other - have to remove inside door panel to
> see it) it will probably still not work since the tumblers are worn from
> original. You could have the tumblers repaired but probably cheaper to
> buy new ones if you can install yourself.
>
> "shab" <shabiek@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1146802706.981818.78820@i39g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I just bought a car used, the keys that came with it looked very worn
>> out, so I had a duplicate set made at lowes as a precaution. However
>> the new keys only open the door and trunk but will not start the
>> car...is this a security measure or was the key badly made?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> S
>>

>
>



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Old 06 May 2006, 10:25 pm   #10 (permalink)
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In article <_8udnd8ukYwFqsHZnZ2dnUVZ_uudnZ2d@comcast.com>,
"JJ" <jjthenovice@aol.com> wrote:

> Oh yes you can. The dealer takes the vin and sends it to Toyota (via
> internet now) and Toyota sends back the key code. I've had to do it in the
> past.


That must be fairly recent. Perhaps with the implementation of the
electronic keys.

I was thinking of the non-electronic types, that a lock smith can
duplicate. I know for my '87 Camry, neither Toyota nor the dealer had the
key code. But it was inside the front passenger's door.

Merritt
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