Key Fob Questions (Yes, I've read the other posts)

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    Hi everyone,
    I have a new (new to me) 2006 prius and it came with one keyfob. I put a new battery in because the fob stopped working a few days after having it and now the fob does nothing. No lock/unlock, no keyless entry, and no remoteless start. I am wondering two things
    1) can i fix this? I have seen how to connect fobs if you have an old one, but I only have this one.

    2) If i can't fix this, is there a way to connect a generic lock/unlock remote to my prius just to do the doors? I don't mind putting the key in the ignition but having to pull the tiny metal key out to unlock the doors is pretty annoying.

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    Have you tried inserting the fob into slot in dash?

    If so, does the car start (after inserting fob into slot)?
     
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    Assuming the key fob starts the car as mentioned by @ydpplqbd , you could get a standard Axxess key copy milled at home depot, #35 in case of my 2005, and attach it to key fob with a ring. You can then use physical key to lock unlock and insert fob in slot to operate the car.

    Axxess+ #35 Toyota Universal Key Blank-88027 - The Home Depot

    You may want to confirm the key section matches. I have done it three times.

    You may want to check the battery again though, if it is a good battery and installed correctly. I have had bad experience with some cheap chianese batteries bought on Ebay and Amazon.
     
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    Hey guys- sorry i need to clarify. yes i can start the car with the fob inserted and can also unlock the car with the metal key. Im wondering if i can get a generic fob that will allow me to remotely unlock/lock the door?
     
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    is the battery right side up?
     
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    Yup, the red light lights up when i push the button on the remote. Only thing i can think of is that something went wrong with the computer in the car. May take it over to the dealership but that means $$$
     
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    seems odd that it quit a few days after buying. i don't think generic fob will work, and a new fob may not work unless you have a working fob. but i'm not positive, gen 2 and 3 are different
     
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    It sounds like you will need a reset, reseed, and add the key back to the car. You might as well buy a spare from an online Toyota dealer (just make sure it has the correct logo color on the back – silver for SKS; black for non-SKS). It should set you back $110-$150 for the genuine OEM. If you give that to the dealer, they can add it at the same time.
     
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    Have you already checked the 'Key' button under the steering wheel?
     
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    I didn't mention this, because he said there was no [remote] lock/unlock (which should still work with SKS disabled), and he also commented that the red light illuminated when any buttons were pressed – eliminates stuck button(s).

    But, it wouldn't hurt to check.
     
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