Smartkey Seed/Passcode calculation service

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  1. 3prongpaul

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    You may have read that it is impossible to mate a used Smartkey fob (i.e. "Ebay fob") with your Prius and have full Smart Key functionality unless you take it to the dealer or locksmith.

    If you have access to Techstream software along with an appropriate interface like the $500 Mongoose MFC cable, you can do it yourself by paying an online service to calculate the one-time passcode from the seed that Techstream supplies.

    Calculation of Passcode for Toyota, Lexus, Scion vehicles - Service

    The place is in Europe (Lithuania). They charge 20 Euros for each
    passcode calculated (around $28) They are open USA morning business hours and do it via PayPal/email within a few minutes. Easy peasy if you only need to do it once in a while.

    If you have to calculate seeds regularly, (i.e. you're a locksmith) they will sell you the software for 800 Euros which works on many makes and models of cars.
     
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    Here is a cheap calculator for the one want to do business from that...its only for 375$ working and tested
    eBay link
     
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    I just lost my only original fob key(no spare keys) for my 2005 prius and just received the bought new 2 fob keys and a manual key from Amazon plus the mini techstream vci which I have zero knowledge what it is and all new to me . Is the passcode access the last thing I need to brave and start programming these bought fob keys or is it easier to bring to Prius shop I called and can do all these for $150 (after I get my car towed to his shop). Thank you all for any detailed instructions I may need from here.
     
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    Thank you for the response ! I went with the easiest route and have the expert , Mr. Andre do the fob key, that he brought with him, get programmed ! He came and spent 30 minutes with the computer to get my Prius back to its drive. I will keep the link for future reference .
     
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