How to Program a New Key Fob for Full SKS Functionality

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  1. SethL

    SethL New Member

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    I'm looking to try this procedure. I have one smart key fob that is currently functioning: unlock/lock buttons work, keyless entry works, car starts when I am inside with key. However, when the key fob is inserted in the slot, the engine will not start. Will I be able to successfully program a new smart key fob if my original smart key fob does not allow power on car when inserted in slot?

    Thanks in advance for the advice, and for this amazingly helpful thread.
     
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    I asked a few locksmiths and they were too scared to work on it. Ended up shelling out $550 in total for the key.
     
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    can you have multiple keys programmed to your prius at once?? i had 3 keys when i bout this one..
     
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    Terrific thread! Just called North Hills Toyota in Pittsburgh. In the beginning of the thread, member 1984corvette reported they sold him one for $110 shipped. Well, that price has now doubled. Just got off the phone with North Hills, and they now want $225 for just the transmitter (not including shipping, not including programming, and not including cutting of the metal key).
     
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    If you have a key that works in the slot, you just have to copy step 1 over to the non working key. That key must have been a replacement and someone missed that programming step
     
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    This could be interesting, but potentially in a slightly bad way.

    When the fob is inserted into the fob slot, the "start" works off an RFID chip instead of the wireless signal from the fob.
    If the car won't start when the fob is inserted into the slot, that may mean the fob cover was swapped out at some point and the RFID chip may not have been switched to the new cover. If you only have one key......and it has no RFID chip, it's going to be tough to program a new one since the procedure requires a working fob to be inserted into the slot during the "DIY chicken dance" procedure.

    May be different for dealers using techstream to program a key.....
     
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    PROCEDURE A failed for me the first time (Red anti-theft light did not remains on). The first time through I used slow, deliberate actions (pausing several seconds after each action). Seems that was not what the car was expecting. Ran through it at "normal" speed and it worked. Bought the transmitter at Amazon (search for B000KZ0HYY) for $166. Thank you for providing these clear instructions!
     
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    I’m not able to pass “PROCEDURE 1”: step 3.

    After the step 3, the red anti-theft light is not becoming solid. Just keeps blinking. I bought a brand new SKS keyfob from a Toyota dealer. What could be the problem? I’ve tried it with different speeds.
     
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    So I am stuck on steps 9B and 9C. I successfully get it to lock/unlock after 9C, but the fob doesn't work afterwards to remote unlock/lock the doors, or start the car not in the ignition. Only to start the car, while in the ignition. This is a chrome logo fob from the dealer. Thoughts??
     
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