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Default Prius key replacement for less

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A heads up to all Prius owners: be extra careful not to lose your key. When I returned from a by-air trip, I discovered I'd lost my key. I called Toyota for a replacement and discovered it costs $191 plus tax and a charge for programming, which was quoted at $98!!! So, I'm not ordering it unless I and lose my remaining key. I'm writing to Toyota HQ to complain about the cost and the lack of notice of this cost. I understand it's due to the computer and anti-theft programming.
I'm in Canada. Toyota just quoted me $550 for a new key for my 2012. It's $280 for the FOB, plus $100 to program it, and $100 to cut the new manual key for door entry, plus taxes. I went to replacemyremote.com, and bought an OEM fob for $115. They have "deprogrammed" it, or whatever they need to do to make it like new again. A simple used fob won't work, they say. I took it to an automotive locksmith, who charged me $50 to program the fob (took about 10 minutes) and $50 to cut the manual key (took 3 minutes). So I am into it for about $215. Beats $550. replacemyremote provides instructions should the locksmith need them, and a toll free number he can call if he runs into trouble. You need to get a real automotive locksmith. The first place I called told me I had to go to Toyota. Not so.
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Default SmartKey Interchangeable?

Hi, I have two smartkeys for a 2014 PriusC left because my car was totalled. Should I keep them/sell them? Or are they like iphones and stuck to one program/car unless I log out of it... in that case they are trash since my car is probably in pieces right now. Please advise!
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Post The price is actually not too high relatively to smart keys

It is maybe a little bit higher then most other smart keys for Nissan/Honda/Ford and even other Toyotas, but the difference is only around 50$!
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Default Don't throw out your keys!

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Hi, I have two smartkeys for a 2014 PriusC left because my car was totalled. Should I keep them/sell them? Or are they like iphones and stuck to one program/car unless I log out of it... in that case they are trash since my car is probably in pieces right now. Please advise!
So here is the deal. Those keys are not going to work on any other car. Once a key fob is programed for a specific car... that is it. No do overs. Now you can sell them. People do it all the time. It is a sure fire way to get your eBay account a nice lengthy negative review, in the event that you advertise it as a replacement. These are the options I see for you:

1. You can sell the keys on eBay, saying that they are for parts and will not work for reprograming or replacing. In addition to parts you could say that they are meant to be used as practice keys for "Laser Cutter" duplication. I have no idea if this would be finically worth it, and you are probably a busy person. It is, however, an option. To look into this simply go on to eBay, or your chosen third party seller site, and look for sold listings for "Prius C key fobs". You do not want to look for active, or even completed listings. You want to look for how much people are buying these for, not what sellers are trying to get.

2. If someone is going to buy your car with a salvage title, you can throw in the keys. That saves them a bit of money, and maybe it is the selling point. If you cannot sell the title to the car, for whatever reason...then this is not an option.

3. Keep them around as a gift to give to a child. Kids love pressing buttons. They are also a prop for a child that wants to make movies. If they want to be engineers it is a neat little experiment to open one up and figure out what is happening in the electronics. It sounds like a cool gift to me. How often do kids get car keys?

4. Practical joke. You can pretend that you got someone a car. They open up a little box and find car keys. What? You tell them to go look in the garage. Real present in there...or maybe you just film their disappointment.

There are a lot of options without just trashing them. Choose wisely!
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On a Classic Prius 2002 or 2003 Will the immobilizer prevent the car from starting the ICS or will it only block fuel ?
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When i got my fit,Cicero Locksmith was a longtime friend with the family so he hooked us up with a bunch of goodies on the fit including the all season mats, the plastic rear lip for the bumper the a valet key.
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Default Prius C, 2014 - program a key

I misplaced my car key 6 mo's ago. I finally decided that I needed a spare key. I bought on e from Keyless Entry... . That was $100+ (w taxes). Now to get it programmed. Here in the Riverside, CA area, locksmiths are talking $200+ for programming. Toyota can do that! it looks like the non-Toyota people aren't ready to be competitive. I assume they are dealing with only "locked-out" customers.
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