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1999 Toyota Camry Question: lost the master key

 

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angelica, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Dallas, TX, April 25, 2009, 10:49
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the car alarma is stuck up after 5 minutes I start again and didn't work were and how much will cost me to replacement master key

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 26, 2009, 21:22
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    If you have the remote try replacing the battery in the remote first.
    If not is the alarm a Toyota factory alarm, port installed alarm or aftermarket alarm. The alarm remotes are available from Toyota dealerships but I got the remote from a website below it came with easy to understand reprogramming procedures.
    http://www.keylessremotesforless.com/Toyota.htm

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    patrick mannion, May 01, 2009, 07:17
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    Thanks Conkie!

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    conkie May 01, 2009, 06:53
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    I lost my Master key when a coat was stolen and the car keys were in the pocket. Replacement from a Toyota dealer, as you probably know, is expensive. I still had my "backup" key.

    I went to ebay and purchased a blank key with the prom in it. It was about $18.00 and they also sent the directions to reprogram the key - the procedures are like doing the chicken dance - real crazy.

    I then went to a real locksmith, not a Home Depot and paid another $25.00 to have the key cut from the backup. The locksmith laughed and said "It never works" you just wasted your money. I told him that at least I was trying.

    I went out to the parking lot, followed the directions to program the newly cut Master and it started the car right up and I could drive. The locksmith asked me for the ebay sellers email as the keys were cheaper than his source.

    Hope this helps. Some ebay sellers really provide a service.

    CMT

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