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post #1 of 2 Old 06-13-2019, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Transponder Key for 2019 Highlander L E Plus.

When I bought my 2012 Highlander, the rubber part of the transponder key was broke, and I didn't realize it till I got home. When I returned to the dealer for service, I made mention that the key was broke and wouldn't stay on my key ring. Of course I was told that wasn't the case when I bought the car, and if I wanted another key, it would be an expensive venture for a duplicate because of the transponder. Not being one to argue, I asked if they could just change the settings on the car to accept a regular keys, which they did. Now, fast forward to 2019 and I wonder if anyone else has asked if this could be done to their Highlander. I have great insurance, so if by chance the car is stolen, I would be covered anyway. I owned my 2012 till 2019 and not once did I have a problem. A 3.00 key is soooo much cheaper then what they want for the transponder keys, not to mention much easier to access anywhere keys are made.
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I'm guessing the LE Plus doesn't have a push button start? Unless you have a need to make some additional keys, I'd wait until I had to replace one before considering something like that. I don't see any benefit, given that it's a hypothetical situation.

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