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Category: Toyota
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Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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I dropped my key and now the buttons fell out now I'm trying

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I dropped my key and now the buttons fell out now I'm trying to start it it won't I lost the trunk button it just turns over but not start
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Toyota. The Toyota Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Nothing it has the key theft symbol on the dash I want to just start my car
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes I wanna leave
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing at all but turn the key I want to speak with someone
JA: Is there anything else the Toyota Mechanic should be aware of about your Toyota?
Customer: No not at all the car is prefect it's just the theft system won't let me start
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Customer: I have to get to work what's the number
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

do you have a spare key

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't have a spare key sir
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are u there ?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

when you dropped the remote you more then likely broke the transponder chip in the remote you are going to need to order another key they are about 100 dollars

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you I know where to Go for like $65 but thanks
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

ok if you need anything else let me know please be sure to rate my service when you get the chance if you need info on how to program the key when you get just message me on here i can get it for you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I deactivate the system so I won't have to deal with this ever again
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

you would have to change out the ignition switch with one that doesn't require a transponder key

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Which is like hundreds of dollars?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

a new ignition to have put in would be a couple of hundred dollars

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