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Wife lost both fob keys and I had a replacement don't not at the dealership. Engine turn no issues, remote work no issues but now she just call me that the security light is blinking. Do i need to do a reset? If so how?

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?

Just called my wife and she said it blinks

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2011 Camry LE

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, she just told me over the phone. she didn't used the car until today when she noticed that. If it is a reset I can do that myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that's it beside is an aftermarket key fob

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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 6 months ago
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H​ello, the security light is blinking because the computer does not recognize the key fob being used, a replacement fob has to be reprogrammed in order to allow it to start. was this done? There are two stages or programming, one for the keyless entry and a separate procedure for the engine immobilizer system, this usually involves the Toyota dealer if both key fobs are lost.

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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 6 months ago

The problem is that if it doesn't have the Toyota logo on it the dealer won't help.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Well, the car start and yes they performed process for the remote and the key. It is just the security light blinking.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Ok, I understand

With the key fob in the car, turn the power button on and off 5 times ending with off.

This should clear the security light. do this with the foot off the brake to keep the engine from starting just the ignition on and off.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Perfect will try that as soon as she gets home. Thanks
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 6 months ago

You're welcome.

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