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- car locksmith Did you broken or lost the key to your Toyota? Do you want to duplicate transponder key, laser cut or keyless device? Scanning for a low-cost and convenience keys replacement service?


Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Toyota keys replacement. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to duplicate or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Toyota ignition, locks and key concerns.

Does Toyota use transponder keys?

transponder keys Toyota started using electric keys in 1998. The first models to use this key was the Avalon, Camry, Landcruiser and Sienna. Since 2000 most Toyota vehicles adopt the use of transponder keys.

In 2007 few models use intelligent key based on the Smart Key System. This technology used as either standard or optional equipment. In 2015 few models switched to a sidewinder encrypted keys.

What's Toyota transponder key used for?

car anti-theft The Toyota immobilizer is a state-of-the-art theft deterrent system. Research shows that immobilisers reduced the rate of car theft by 40%.

How does Toyota transponder and immobilizer work?

Toyota vehicles manufactured and delivered with 2 types of keys. A master key to operate all the locks and a valet key that cannot operate the glove box or trunk locks. Inside the vehile there is an immobiliser programmed to recognize it's specific keys. When the key inserted into the ignition, the transponder sends an RF signal to the engine immobilizer unit. The car will only start if the signal sent by the key matches the one stored in the immobilizer. If the immobiliser doesn't recognize the code, the immobilizer will lock down the engine.

Can I program a transponder key myself?

The first generation Toyota transponders have a simple on-board procedure to duplicate keys if you have at least one master. The models and years who support on-board duplication and the process describes here. Later vehicles use an encrypted transponders and need to be plugged to diagnostic equipment.

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

  • Toyota Camry 1998+ (98-06 optional)
  • Toyota Tacoma 2005+ ('05-'06 optional)
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser 2008+
  • Toyota Venza 2009+
  • Toyota 4Runner 1999+
  • Toyota Corolla 2005+
  • Toyota Yaris 2007+ (optional)
  • Toyota Highlander 2001+ (01-07 optional)
  • Toyota Avalon 1998+ (optional)
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 1998+
  • Toyota Matrix 2005+
  • Toyota Solera 1999+ (99-06 optional)
  • Toyota Sequoia 2001+
  • Toyota RAV4 2003+ (03-05 optional)
  • Toyota MR2 Spyder 2000-05
  • Toyota Tundra 2007+ (optional)
  • Toyota Sienna 1998+ (98-03 optional)
  • Toyota Prius 2001+

How to duplicate Toyota keys and remotes?

How to duplicate Toyota metal keys blade?

duplicate car keys If your Toyota made before 1998, your vehicle most likely use a TR-47 key with no chip. All you need to do is to find a dealer, locksmith or even a hardware store with a car key cutting machine. Then drive to them with one existing key or with the VIN and get it duplicated by copying the same key grooves.

Duplicate Toyota first generation transponder keys

On-board key duplication

If your Toyota that made after 1998, your vehicle might use an TOY43 transponder key.

This first generation Toyota transponder keys is duplicated by an on-board cloning process. The process describes here

How to clone toyota transponder key?

Cloning TOY43 key requires proper programming tools. A locksmith or the dealer can cut and clone a duplicate key. The vihicle and a functional master key must be present on-site.

How to duplicate toyota transponder key by VIN?

Duplication by VIN is usually done when the blade is dent or damaged but the chip is intact. Having the VIN, the dealer or a locksmith will get the key-code cuts from Toyota. This process requires correct programmer and diagnostic equipment, license, a proof of owneship and the vehicle present.

Duplicate Toyota TOY44 keys

Toyota models armed with TOY44 keys have no provision to reproduce keys on-board. To get a surplus keys, driver can use cloning or duplication by VIN. This done by the dealer or a licensed locksmith. a consistent programmer and diagnostic equipment required and all previous keys are present.

Lost/stolen Toyota key! What to do?

Lost Toyota TR-47 key

lost key madeIf you lost all your keys to a Toyota that made before 1998, your vehicle most likely use a TR-47 key with no chip. All you need to do is to go to the dealer or to a locksmith store with the VIN and ask him to make you a new key.

This process is quite simple and should cost less than a 100$ in most cases.

One exception to the above is if the ignition changed and is not in sync with the VIN.

In the second case a locksmith need to replace the ignition again or to make a new key by reading the key grooves inside the ignition cylinder. This procedure is more complex and requires a locksmith with the right machine and experience.

Lost TOY43 keys and ECU reflash

The first years of Toyota transponder based vehicles had no interface to deal with a lost key. Even if the owner left with only a valet key.

* A valet key will start the car, but not the trunk and glove-box.

If all the master-keys are lost, the dealer/factory procedure is to replace the ECU (immobilizer module). This will cost around $2,000.00. Since keys are lost and stolen on a daily base, this design proved senseless.

After Toyota got some bad publicity on a multi-national level. The key problem eventually led them to initiates a free computer replacement program. When ever this situation occurs, owner will only pay for labor charges. The solution reduce the price to $1,200.00-$1,500.00 but the program only applies to certain owners.

After losing so many keys and the waste of so much money. A method developed to help vehicle owners save money when this situation occurs.

Specialized technology called ECU reflash now allows certain locksmith technicians to erase the key-data stored in the vehicle immobilizer. Then program new key-data to the car. Okey DoKey Locksmith have the manifold equipment to performs this process.

Lost TOY44 keys

If you lost all your keys to a vehicle that uses TOY44 key, the ECU reprogrammed to accept a new key and reject the old one. This comes as a security measurement assuring the disabling of the old/lost/stolen key.

This recoding interface available only to the Toyota dealer or to a licensed locksmith. This means that the car towed to the dealer or a mobile locksmith will have to come out to the site of where the car is at.

My Toyota ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much is a replacement Toyota key?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Flip keys $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

How long does it takes to make a key?

emergency locksmith Our emergency mobile car lock-smith are available twenty-four hour 7 day a week 365 day a year. Ready to handle all your Toyota ignition and keys complications. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop van is absolutely armed with advanced programming, diagnostic and cutting machinery able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We feel content in providing a modest price price and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Toyota expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Smart Key System
  3. Toyota Nation - The largest online community dedicated to all things Toyota.
  4. - Frequently Asked Questions for all things Toyota.
  5. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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