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Genchi Genbutsu, Toyota Master Technician
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Experience:  Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine
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How do I reprogram the new key?

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How do I reprogram the new key?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Make sure all doors are closed:

Insert already registered master key in the key

Depress and release the acceleration pedal 5

Depress and release the brake pedal 6 times,
and remove the master key.

Insert key to be registered in key cylinder.

Depress and release the acceleration pedal 1
time. (Security indicator blinks)

The registration mode completes After 60 sec. the Security light will go out.

NOTE: If you do not have the original master key then the new key will require programming with a toyota scan tool and software

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is keyless so how do I simulate "inserting the key"?
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, so you are trying to program a new remote?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
new to me key used off ebay
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, I will need to opt out. I dont have directions for programming a remote for keyless starting systems. If another expert does, they will post them

Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for allowing me to help you with this concern today and am sorry to hear that this is happening. I will have to ask you a few questions so that I can get a better understanding as to what may be going on with your Venza.

This is the Smart Start key type correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think so, keyless only key slides out of the FOB and is doublesided cut to get in the door if the FOB isn't functioning. I bought a used key off EBAY to reprogram for my vehicle one of the origional keys is still working.
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

I see, yes this is a "smart key" system and you will have to use a Professional Locksmith, Toyota Dealer or an In dependent Repair shop that specializes in Toyota vehicles. I say this because the old days of being able to program a smart key to the Immobilizer ECU have gone away due to security issues. This was done with to help of the Government and Insurance companies and not necessarily Toyota. It just makes the process of programming a key to your vehicle more secure even if it is a pain in the rear. Now when they program the key to start your Venza, it will also program the keyless entry at the same time.

Does this make sense?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, but I am looking for the proceedure. But thank you for your input
Expert:  Genchi Genbutsu replied 1 year ago.

Thats ok. At least you know how to program it now. Thanks!