I have a Toyota echo 2005 sedan the key and immbolizer is broken
Country: AustraliaMake: ToyotaModel: EchoYear: 2005
the key is broken we ordered a new key but the people say we need the guts of the key to be inside the key before they can programme it
Hi, it’s Glenn here. I can help you with your question.These keys are prone to breaking after a few years of use.Are you saying that the key won't lock/unlock the car anymore?Does the key look like the image below?Cheers Glenn
The key was put in the igination and broke yes it looks like that the car won't start.
Thanks for the extra info. I just need a little more information so my answer will be accurate to your situation:Are you saying that part of the key is stuck in the ignition?If you press the buttons does it lock/unlock the car anymore?Do you have the new key yet?If so has it been cut by a locksmith?Cheers GlennGlenn Bradley40963.8568471065
the key is not working. yes we have the new key no the key not cut by the locksmith yet. the people are saying we need the guts of the key before they can do anything, but when we tell that to spare parts they dont understand what we need
Ok, If the broken part of the key is not stuck in the ignition, this is what you need to do.Firstly if the remote buttons aren't working anymore then the remote won't need programming, it just has a flat battery which is replaceable. The remote (buttons) section of the key can be removed and fitted to the new key. If you have a jewelers screwdriver set then you can remove the remote yourself, then unscrew the remote cover, pop the battery out and then your local electronics store or even your local pharmacy will have a replacement battery for you. Just match it up with the numbers on the battery.You need to have the key cut (copied) by any major locksmith or key cutting service. If you have a major shopping centre close by then check if they have a Mr. Minit store there as they can cut the key and also replace the battery for you.Don't forget that if you have any more questions or you are unsure of what I mean in the information provided please ask for more clarification, I'm only too happy to work with you to achieve a good result. Remember even after clicking 'accept' we can continue the current conversation without further payment. Cheers Glenn.
Then will the car start after doing that.
Yes I can't see any reason as the key will be renewed and the remote will have a new battery. I have done this many times with older Toyota keys and never had a problem.Cheers Glenn
Ex Transmission Shop owner, Toyota Drivetrain diagnostic/repair specialist