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Lost keys need new key/hot wire

Lost my only key and my cars over at my friends(thats where i lost the key) i need to get it back to my house BAD!!! so im not about hotwiring it whatevere it takes

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Hotwiring it wont do as it probably has a steering colum lock too. meaning you wont be able to steer it. call a tow company and tow it home if you cant find the key

Posted on Nov 03, 2013


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


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If the reason you're messing with the ignition switch is because the key is lost,then the best thing to do is go to the dealer with your title. The parts department has a factory key cutter that cut keys using a code which they cross reference from the vin number. They also need proof of ownership before they can cut you the key. Making a key anywhere else they use the old key for a pattern and all you get is another copy of a worn out key that doesn't work.

There are anti-theft bolts that secure the lock assembly to the column and they need to be drilled out and then replaced with new bolts. You're going to need a new key to turn the lock to remove the tumblers so try the dealer code cutter before tearing the dash apart

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Posted on Feb 14, 2011


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SOURCE: lost keys to 1986 toyota pick-up

Cheapest way would be to really look for a locksmith that can either reproduce your original keys manually(handmade) or through machine that can regenerate your original keys otherwise you'll have to replace new sets of door keys locking mechanism and new set of ignition switch that may be adopted to your steering columns locking devices.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008


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have to fit a relay?

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: The key won't turn in

if the key wont turn, how can you steer it? or does the steering wheel turn ok? is the key bent? towing to a locksmith may be better, or they can come to the car.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

geoff hunter

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SOURCE: Hi I have 2003 Rav4,

for a start,the transponder KEY, HAS to be coded into the car to start it.the remote is a seperate item but works in conjunction with the key.buying a seperate system is a waste of money,as it CANNOT be used in conjunction with the fitted a remote and get it coded with the spare(s) into the car, by a dealer that can do the job.the alarm works this way....the remote has TWO codes one fixed the other rolling,every time you operate it the rolling code changes(stops others from "learning")the fixed code allows the key to be recognised when put into the ignition and start the car(if the remote battery goes flat you can still start the car with the key but the alarm may sound if the doors have been locked by the remote).without the remote/key the car is effectively dead.stops theives from stealing your car cos they need to replace the whole ingnition system to get it going.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011

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