how can i start my 97 camry le without key?not stealing just dont have money to get a locksmith?

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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:15 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default how can i start my 97 camry le without key?not stealing just dont have money to get a locksmith?

looking for a detailed solution to my problem it will be greatly appreciated
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:18 am   #2 (permalink)
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if u have auto start,then its a matter of a button.i guess u don't have auto start...































in other words, key is only the thing that can start u'r car.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:24 am   #3 (permalink)
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Not possible without breaking the lock cylinder. You should always carry at least one spare, it's only a couple bucks for your car, but I guess you already found that out.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:25 am   #4 (permalink)
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well other then hotwiring i just suggest you save up or borrow the money for a locksmith
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:31 am   #5 (permalink)
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Toyota is a smart company. Call the dealer with the vin number and proof of ownership. They keep a record of the key codes and will make you a new one.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:33 am   #6 (permalink)
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Do you think anyone with half a brain would give a detail solution to the question asked on a public form? Go to the dealer or locksmith and get the key made.... maybe 2 of them so you'll have an extra.































(I have received a hateful and nasty worded e mail from the asker... he thinks it will cost $500 to get it repaired and cannot get the idea that a dealer with vin and ownership will do it for a for a few dollars. If he was to inform me why he cannot afford $5 I would have sent him the money....but he does for sure have a big mouth and small brain. Anyone what to see the e mails he sent me?)
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:36 am   #7 (permalink)
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If you have proof of ownership, and know the vehicle's VIN, you can have a friend drive you to a dealership. With the VIN, they can look up your key code and make you a new key to open your door without having a master key present. (You need proof of ownership (like the title or registration in your name) so that the dealership will make the key for you, as you could just be some thief otherwise...)































Assuming that you do not have a 3rd party alarm system on your Camry or that your Camry has an engine immobilizer (computer chip in key head) that would need to be programmed, you shouldn't have any problems getting into your Camry with the new dealer-provided key, and it probably should start.































In the future, be sure to always have a spare key available. They're cheap to have made at a locksmith, your dealer, or most any hardware store, usually for
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:40 am   #8 (permalink)
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well there are ways if you were to take the cylinder apart you could use a flathead screwdriver but really if you go to your toyota dealer with your vin and ownership they can get you the key code and cut you a new key for it for no more than 5 dollars. its not even worth the agravation of taking the dash apart for 4 or 5 dollars for the key.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 11:45 am   #9 (permalink)
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LT has the right idea...giving bypass information on a public forum would make the poster an accessory to any thefts that occurred in the manner described. With that said;































The vehicle does not have a transponder system, so a key made at the dealer by the VIN should be the cheapest alternative IF they still have the info on file. A lot of dealers only go back ten years. If not, it is a simple job for any competent locksmith. Worst case scenario is no where near $500.
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