Can I transplant smart key system into dumb key prius ?

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  1. corey

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    Hi guys, i just got a 2006 Prius with a dumb key. I have 2 parts prius with smart key systems. I am swapping the interior from the 05. What do i need to swap into the new prius so it has the smart key system ?
     
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    A lot including the MFD. but I don’t think you can swap that with a 2005. I would let it go.
     
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    i think you have to add antenae, there's a thread here somewhere.
     
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    I have tried searching, but cannot find anything ..
     
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    I have an 05 and an 07 I can use as donors ... I don't mind if it is a lot of work ... Just need a good list of what I need to pull to make the swap.
     
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    'How to add SKS to the hatch and passenger door on a 1 door SKS Gen III Prius' by @BrettS

    sorry, it is gen 3, but maybe you can garner some knowledge
     
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    And neither one has a 2006 main computer. How is the car going to work/pass emissions with the wrong year computers?
     
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    There are 5. Check your owners manual.
     
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    that's why i pluralized it
     
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    No you pluralized it because you had no idea.
     
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    thanks for the correction
     
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    This seems to be adding to an already existing smart system ..
     
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    So .... No one knows for sure or has done it ? I was hoping to have a plan as I have to send the donor Priuses to scrap here soon ...
     
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    I'm in the same situation. I'm driving an '05 with the dumb key system while there's an' 08 with a smart key system sitting in my driveway that won't run because the inverter is bad or so the scan tool says. I would like to have the smart key features in the running '05 too.
     
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    good luck!(y)
     
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    Yep.
     
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    It is my understanding from someone year ago when I inquired the same, that you cannot and it's because of the lack of the sensors. I'm not sure who you can talk to other than possibly Auto be Yours, or any Prius based rebuilder who have the expertise and could sell you any parts directly, which would be better than tearing apart a perfectly good car that just needs an inverter. Frankly, just buy a used one of those and drive the other car...

    That's all I got

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    But if you find an answer for sure please post here so that I know. I have two Prius and one of them at 300,000 miles could be a candidate for the 250,000 mile vehicle.

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    yeah, no one knows for sure, unfortunately
     
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    but one thing is known: if you're smart enough, capable enough and determined enough, anything can be done.
     
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