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I lost both keys to my Toyota Sequoia what do i do. I made

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i lost both keys to my Toyota Sequoia what do i do. I made the spare key yesterday
JA: Do you have a backup key? Maybe the emergency kind that fits in your wallet?
Customer: No i bought it payed for. It didn't have spare key when i got it
JA: What year is your Sequoia?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have searched all over. I came in and layed in recliner.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I normally get out lock doors and clip them on my purse
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.

Hello, just to make sure I understand the situation, you lost both keys and then had a new key made and now the engine won't start is this so? Who made this key for you?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No i had the key with black on end. And i lost spare awhile back soni went yesterday and made another key. I put the extra key on my keychain.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** Sequoia had an engine immobilizer system which requires a key with a transponder chip so the computer can recognize the key and let the engine start, you either now have a key that is not a "chip" key or the key is a chip key but needs to be programmed to work, sorry but there are two choices, either the Toyopta dealer or a locksmith that is certified todo this procedure, in some cases the theft deterrent control unit has to be replaced or the computer reset.