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I bought a replacement cover and extra complete

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Customer: Matt.
I bought a replacement cover and extra complete key for my 2009 prius off amazon
I changed the cover on the OE key last night and made sure it locked & unlocked the doors which it did
then today I tried to program the new key using the chicken dance. The car never went into programming mode, key light flashing and it will not start using the old key with new cover
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: In other words the old key with new cover will unlock/lock/alarm just fine, but will not start the car anymore
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Programming a Smart key requires a Toyota Scan tool and In not sure what you are calling the chicken dance method but its not uncommon for keys bought off the internet to not work. See the correct steps in the link below. If you do not have access to the scan tool then unfortunately you are going to need the dealer to do the programming for you. Copy and paste the link to your browser to open and view the steps.

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