UPDATE to Low Price Alternative to Prius Keys 2004 - 2009 years only

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by ovni, May 17, 2013.

  1. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Sorry to start a new thread but I have GREAT news!
    I have manufactured a key that can be programmed by the buyer. No need to ship me your key for copying and cutting. Its the buyers responsibility to get the key cut.

    ovnisf Keys - Index

     
    #1 ovni, May 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
    Yakoma, raffpoz, Salvage09 and 5 others like this.
  2. TampaPrius.com

    TampaPrius.com Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    457
    289
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Is that just a stock Toyota key? or have you modified it?
     
  3. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    The key is just a generic Toyota key. I inserted a chip that is coded to the same encryption as the 04-09 Prius
     
  4. sandman

    sandman Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    277
    31
    0
    Location:
    kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Is it hard to get the key cut? Or is this something anyone like walmart can do?
     
  5. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    I know Lowes and Home depot now have a policy about customers bringing in their own keys. They don't allow it... Depends on who you talk to at the key area.

    A locksmith can cut it or a smaller hardware store like Ace. I've seen many places do it for free. Local hardware store to my house charges $2 bucks to do.

    It's just a regular key and Walmart should be able to do it.
     
  6. 04prius123

    04prius123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    13
    1
    0
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    Five
    Just to confirm: is this $37 key different from the toyota 4c or 4d type keys that are sold in eBay for $8-9 shipped? Those keys will not work and you made special modification to the key for it to work, correct?

    Thanks
     
  7. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    The Prius does not use 4c or 4d that I know of. I have several 4c and all the different versions of the 4d. I will run all of them and see if any will be accepted to the car.

    I have the encryption copied from a black Toyota logo smart key. I then transferred it onto a special NON Toyota chip. The chip then tells the car I'm inserting a black logo Prius key.
     
  8. 04prius123

    04prius123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    13
    1
    0
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    Five
    Thank you ovni. I look forward to your findings. IIRC, 2001-2003 prius uses 4c. I dont know about 2004+. Also, your eBay listing does not mention anything about programming at home. It says to ship the keys to you. Should I write a note to you that I don't want to send my key to you in the PayPal page. Thanks
     
  9. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    04prius123... I'm looking at the listing and I don't see anything that says I need your key.. ???
     
  10. 04prius123

    04prius123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    13
    1
    0
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    Five
    That's interesting. Maybe because of Ipad edition???Here is what I see when I click the eBay link on the first post:

    I will need you to send me one of the Smart keys that's programmed to your car. I will copy the emergency key and electronic signal onto a regular transponder key. I will ship back your key and new transponder key out the same day or the next via First Class with Tracking.
     
  11. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Refresh the page ;-) I changed the listing about two days ago.
     
  12. 04prius123

    04prius123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    13
    1
    0
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    Five
    Ha ha:) that helped. I am sorry for the confusion.
     
  13. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Went to the Prius and tried a 4c chip and two different versions of the 4D chips. The three chips did NOT work. Light kept flashing...

    Something unique in the smart key encryption the car is looking for when adding the keys.
     
  14. 04prius123

    04prius123 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    13
    1
    0
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    Five
    I appreciate the clarification and your effort. I will order a key from you within a few days.
     
  15. uart

    uart Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    4,215
    1,183
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Hi ovni. Do you know if this will work in Prius localized models outside US. For example the right hand drive UK or Australian models?

    Also, just a couple of questions to clarify.

    - This will work with my non-sks (black logo key-fob) system right?

    - With this key you open the door using the regular key, is that right?
     
  16. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    In the US, the 04-09 use the same immobilizer chip inside the black logo non sks system and the silver logo smart key system. The key is the same blade as your emergency key here in the US. You just take it somewhere to get it cut.
    I've seen Toyota do little design/hardware changes in the same years throughout the world. Who knows what immobilizer chip they are using in the UK. Most likely the same chip. The metal blade is model TOY-43
     
  17. SusanS

    SusanS Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    8
    1
    0
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    I listened to the video on your eBay posting "starting the car". At 0:32 you remove the key , place it in the cup holder and said something I could not understand. What did you say there? Also does this mean you start the car w the backwards key insertion, then remove the key to drive it? Can the key be left in the ignition to drive? I have a 2004 Prius and think I would like to get this key.
     
  18. uart

    uart Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    4,215
    1,183
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Hi Susan. My understanding is this. Because this key does not fit snugly into the slot, then you have to hold it in there while you start the Prius. Presumably it would rattle around and fall out if you didn't remove it after starting.

    BTW. I don't hear any dialog on the video from 0.32 to 0.49, just the radio which starts up after the car starts at 0.32.
     
  19. RobH

    RobH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    2,368
    970
    70
    Location:
    Sunnyvale, California
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    You just hold the key in the slot while you press the POWER button. Remove the key after that. The car will remain running until you press the POWER button again to turn it off. The slot door latches in the key inserted position while the car is turned ON. After turning the car OFF, release the slot door by pressing it with your finger.
     
  20. ovni

    ovni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    243
    90
    0
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Thank you RobH!!
     
Loading...