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I just bought a 2006 Sienna - didn't pick it up yet. It comes with two
master keys and keyless entry transmitters and one valet key.

About how much do spare keys cost? What about a spare transmitter?
Can a locksmith copy these keys or must I get it from Toyota?

I want to carry around a spare key for the door in case I lock myself
out.
Is there a separate key for the ignition and doors as in older cars or
is everything
on one key in the Sienna? Can a locksmith duplicate the key such that
it will work
to open the doors even if it won't start the car?

I know that GM cars have keys with resistors in them and the resistor
is necessary to
start the car but a plain copy will serve as an emergency door key. Do
Toyota keys
work the same way?
 
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"JAG" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I just bought a 2006 Sienna - didn't pick it up yet. It comes with two
> master keys and keyless entry transmitters and one valet key.
>
> About how much do spare keys cost? What about a spare transmitter?
> Can a locksmith copy these keys or must I get it from Toyota?
>
> I want to carry around a spare key for the door in case I lock myself
> out.
> Is there a separate key for the ignition and doors as in older cars or
> is everything
> on one key in the Sienna? Can a locksmith duplicate the key such that
> it will work
> to open the doors even if it won't start the car?
>
> I know that GM cars have keys with resistors in them and the resistor
> is necessary to
> start the car but a plain copy will serve as an emergency door key. Do
> Toyota keys
> work the same way?
>


go here

www.siennaclub.org

there are at least two toyota sienna techs that answer all types of
questions...
 
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"JAG" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I just bought a 2006 Sienna - didn't pick it up yet. It comes with two
> master keys and keyless entry transmitters and one valet key.
>
> About how much do spare keys cost? What about a spare transmitter?
> Can a locksmith copy these keys or must I get it from Toyota?


I believe that the keys have a chip that enables you to start the car so if
you want the key to work in the ignition, you have to get the key and
transmitter from the dealer. If you only need to open the door with the
spare key, then you can go to any hardware store or locksmith.

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> I want to carry around a spare key for the door in case I lock myself
> out.
> Is there a separate key for the ignition and doors as in older cars or
> is everything
> on one key in the Sienna? Can a locksmith duplicate the key such that
> it will work
> to open the doors even if it won't start the car?


The master key works every lock and the ignition. The valet key works in
the front doors and ignition but not in the glove box.

>
> I know that GM cars have keys with resistors in them and the resistor
> is necessary to
> start the car but a plain copy will serve as an emergency door key. Do
> Toyota keys
> work the same way?


Yes
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"JAG" <[email protected]> wrote:

> I just bought a 2006 Sienna - didn't pick it up yet. It comes with two
> master keys and keyless entry transmitters and one valet key.
>
> About how much do spare keys cost? What about a spare transmitter?
> Can a locksmith copy these keys or must I get it from Toyota?
>
> I want to carry around a spare key for the door in case I lock myself
> out.
> Is there a separate key for the ignition and doors as in older cars or
> is everything
> on one key in the Sienna? Can a locksmith duplicate the key such that
> it will work
> to open the doors even if it won't start the car?
>
> I know that GM cars have keys with resistors in them and the resistor
> is necessary to
> start the car but a plain copy will serve as an emergency door key. Do
> Toyota keys
> work the same way?


The keys have a transponder chip embedded inside the key. You must have
this type of key for the car to start. Last time I checked the keys
were around $120 +/_ so don't lose your keys. I had a spare key made
up just to open the door and I keep it in my wallet. I also have one of
the spare immobilizer keys in a special location inside the car just in
case I lose my key in which case I would be able to get inside using the
non immobilizer key which is in my wallet to get into the vehicle and
get to my spare immobilizer key, whew. lot of farting around with these
new cars.

BTW, the key is a very clever device for it's invention. These things
are being used more and more in a wide range of products.
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