Gen1 Prius, make sure you have a backup ignition key!

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  1. ronlewis

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    Not much to add to this except that when I lost all my keys, I got a mobile locksmith to come out and make some new keys. I think he charged $200, but I had to provide the labor to remove/replace the immobilizer.. My input: you better have skinny hands to get that immobilizer.
     
  2. 3prongpaul

    3prongpaul Hybrid Shop Owner, worked on 100's of Prius's

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    and be willing to have your hands chewed up/bleeding by fitting them into the areas required....
     
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    Exactly!
     
  4. Brian in Tucson

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    I talked to Paul a few minutes ago about getting a module and keys from him. He still has at least one and the price is very! reasonable. So then I called the guy who bought my Prius and he managed to find his lost keys. Maybe now he'll listen about getting at least one spare.

    Paul was very helpful over the phone, a true gentleman! Thanks, Paul, I guess I won't need your kit, whew!
     
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    I found on my 03 Prius ,date on door jam said made in 02 ,
    "turn key from off to ON (not start) 5 times.end with key off/lock but leave in ignition "
    would not work for my car but ending with key on at the 5 count did work first time I tried, only change I made.
    Video on utube at
     
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    Hey, on this topic, I have one working key for one of my cars and would like to get a copy plus a remote. Is that basic locksmith kinda thing - my master can program duplicates - I don't have to remove the security box inside the dash or somesuch work?
     
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    If you have a working key you can. Here in Tucson, Ace's keyosk can duplicate the key and the transponder. I haven't had any luck trying to program a remote, tho. It's supposed to be possible, tho.
     
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    thx. I'll check out some retailers. I thought through all this a few years back when I didn't have any keys to a car - had to take that box out of the dash - but I forgot what I learned.
     
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    3prongpaul in Denver can give you insight. As I remember you can have a key made if you can take the immobilizer out--it's located behind the speedo. I called Paul recently, he has/had an immobilizer with keys for about $150, but then the door and trunk key won't match.
     
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