Device to flush used smart key fob, make it "virgin"

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  1. nicolas_xu

    nicolas_xu Junior Member

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    I bought a used smart key fob for my Gen3 Prius, and later learned it has to be reset to be registered to my car.
    I had exactly the same failure showed in this video:


    After some research, I conclude the failure is because the key I want to register to my car is used, not "virgin".
    Dealer and locksmith probably won't program a used key, and they are expensive. I found there is a way to do it by myself.
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    Anybody know where I can buy the device in the above video to flush my used smart key fob?
     
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    brilliant!(y)
     
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    There's a service on eBay for $20 to reflash to virgin
     
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    Is being use a RFID circuit, very interesting
     
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