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Was this key previously working with the car? With the remote or with the manual part of the key?
This will still start the car correct? Just not lock, unlock?
OK so you don't have other key to verify that that will unlock the car/ and or start.
Normally once these keys are programmed they don't lose there program, event if the key battery dies. Is it possible that the car battery died and this is why the car will not unlock? This would explain the car not flashing its lights or unlocking.
When you insert the manual key to unlock the door, have you tried putting it in different ways, as in rotating it to the other side, so it would be inserted up side down?
I don't remember if these keys are cut on both sides, or if one side is blank and one side is cut. But I think one side is blank.
OK, quick way to tell if battery is dead, is the security light flashing on the dashboard, it should flash every 30 seconds or so>
No, this will only start with the push button.
Is the security light flashing?
OK some this means the battery isn't completely flat.
Does your car have the handles that sense when you grabbed them? As in if you slide you hand in to the handle to open the door it will sense your hand and unlocks the car, some have this some do not, if you do have this option have you tried it?
There is that option, most insurance companies cover glass damage so it shouldn't cost you anything to do this, possibly a colder ride home than normal.
I' m still looking for solutions to this for you....
No, If you find you have issues starting it, you can place the back side of the key( Toyota emblem side) over the start button, and press the start button while holding the key right over the button, as in directly on top of it.
I'm coming up with no other options, event to reprogram the key you have to have the doors open and ignition on, so this wouldn't help.
And the fact that they manual key doesn't work is odd, but I know you can order the remotes with an uncut key because its cheaper, so maybe the key you have was never cut for the car.
Normally what we do to get in to cars, is use a wedge and a long bar, its a special kit, but really you can use anything, I've actually used a splitting wedge(one you use for splitting wood). You wedge it in between the door, at the top near the window corner, it will create a crack in the door jam big enough to stick a bar in to pull on the inside door handle. I don't know what you have there at your disposal but you may be able to come up with something like this.
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